Tiso Foundation Archibald Mafeje PhD Scholarship South Africa 2020 – 2021

By | January 31, 2019

Tiso Foundation Archibald Mafeje PhD Scholarship South Africa 2020 – 2021


The Tiso Foundation was established in 2001 as a public benefit organization (PBO), with the aim of supporting youth development, education and leadership in South Africa.

To date, the Foundation has provided scholarship funding and invested in educational programs, to the value of over R100 million. They have changed the lives of more than 42 000 students.


The Archibald Mafeje Scholarship was established in 2014, in honour of the late Professor Mafeje.


The Scholarship aims to facilitate black doctoral graduates with strong academic potential, to reach their dreams of postgraduate qualification.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • From a previously disadvantaged background (Black/ Indian/ Coloured)
  • Completed a Master’s degree
  • Registered to study full time towards a PhD (part-time students are not eligible to apply)
  • Registered to study at an accredited and recognised University in South Africa
  • Must have an allocated supervisor
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Download and complete the Archibald Mafeje Scholarship Application Form (.pdf)

Please include the following items in your application pack:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Curriculum Vitae (max 2 pages)
  • Sworn affidavit to confirm unemployment
  • Degree certificates and academic transcripts (for incomplete and complete qualifications) (certified copies)
  • Research project outline (max 2 pages)
  • Supporting letter from PhD supervisor
  • Proof of PhD registration and faculty confirmation
  • 3 x academic references

Complete application forms and supporting documentation must be emailed to: mmokoena@tiso.co.za




For any bursary queries, please contact:
Tiso Foundation
Tel: 011 784 4111
Fax: 011 784 4110

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