Oppenheimer Memorial Trust (OMT) Scholarship South Africa 2022 – 2023

ABOUT THE COMPANY – OPPENHEIMER MEMORIAL TRUST (OMT)

Oppenheimer Memorial Trust (OMT) Scholarship South Africa | The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust (OMT) was founded by the late Mr Harry Oppenheimer in 1958, in honour of his father, Sir Ernest. The Trust has been striving to make a positive difference to South African society, by investing in education, public interest activities and other philanthropic causes in the country.

The Trust currently has the following Grants Programmes, Scholarships and Awards available:
Scholarships for undergraduate studies: awarded every year in accordance with the Trusts guidelines and administered by partner organisations.
Scholarships for Local Postgraduate studies: awarded on a merit-basis to South Africans for studies towards Master’s, Doctoral or Postdoctoral studies at public universities.
Scholarships for International Postgraduate studies: awarded every year to exceptional students for international studies in unique or highly specialised disciplines, which are not available in South Africa.
Awards for Sabbatical Studies: awarded for studies at public institutions in South Africa, for full-time academics with a record of teaching and research excellence.
The Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award: awarded to candidates of the highest calibre to undertake cutting edge programmes, internationally significant work.
Grants to Public Benefit Organisations: including grants for early childhood development, basic and higher education, the arts, policy research and advocacy work.

ABOUT THE OMT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMMES – FIELDS COVERED

The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust (OMT) is inviting students to apply for Postgraduate funding, for the 2022 academic year.

The OMT will be awarding funding for 3 types of scholarships:

1) OMT Scholarship for Postgraduate Local Studies: covers postgraduate studies at Master’s, Doctoral and Postdoctoral level, at public Higher Education Institutions in South Africa.

2) OMT Scholarship for Postgraduate International Studies: covers postgraduate studies at Master’s, Doctoral and Postdoctoral level, at International Higher Education Institutions. Available to students with an excellent academic record who wish to follow a career in research, academia, development or related fields in South Africa.

3) OMT Scholarship for Sabbatical Studies: covers full-time academics undertaking sabbatical study, studying at public Higher Education Institutions in South Africa.

MORE ABOUT THE OMT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMMES – COVERAGE VALUE & RENEWAL

The value of the scholarship will depend on the student’s personal circumstances – however, it is NOT a full-cost scholarship and students are required to apply for alternate sources of funding to cover outstanding fees.

Scholarships are awarded for one academic year at a time and renewals are not automatic – they will be renewed based on academic performance and compliance with the OMT’s reporting requirements and re-application procedures.

The OMT Scholarship for Postgraduate Local and International Studies: the maximum duration of funding varies according to the level of study:

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OMT SCHOLARSHIPS

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

1) OMT Scholarship for Postgraduate Local Studies:

2) OMT Scholarship for Postgraduate International Studies:

3) OMT Scholarship for Sabbatical Studies:

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE OMT SCHOLARSHIPS

Students who meet the eligibility criteria may apply for the OMT scholarship by submitting clear copies of the following documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

1) OMT Scholarship for Postgraduate Local Studies:

Download the OMT Scholarship Guidelines for Postgraduate Local Studies (.pdf) for further details.
2) OMT Scholarship for Postgraduate International Studies:

Download the OMT Scholarship Guidelines for Postgraduate International Studies (.pdf) for further details.
3) OMT Scholarship for Sabbatical Studies:

Download the OMT Scholarship Guidelines for Sabbatical Studies (.pdf) for further details.
Please ensure that you submit your application to the correct email address, per the scholarship you wish to apply for:

1) OMT Scholarship for Postgraduate Local Studies:
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: localpostgrad@omt.org.za
(Insert the words “OMT Scholarship Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).

2) OMT Scholarship for Postgraduate International Studies:
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: intlpostgrad@omt.org.za
(Insert the words “OMT Scholarship Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).

3) OMT Scholarship for Sabbatical Studies:
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: sabbatical@omt.org.za
(Insert the words “OMT Scholarship Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).

Please note: if you submit your application in 2 emails (due to the documents being too large to fit in 1 email), please note this in your email application.

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THE OMT SCHOLARSHIPS

 

CLOSING DATES FOR THE OMT SCHOLARSHIPS

The following deadlines apply to all of the above scholarships:
30 September 2021 (for studies starting in January to March 2022).
31 January 2022 (for studies starting in April to June 2022).
31 March 2022 (for studies starting in July to October 2022).

(Applications submitted after these dates will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust (OMT) directly:
Local Scholarship – Email: localpostgrad@omt.org.za
International Scholarship – Email: intlpostgrad@omt.org.za
Sabbatical Scholarship – Email: sabbatical@omt.org.za

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