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A critical objective of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) is to educate and equip our students with work experience, as well as provide them with a recognised qualification. Graduate students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to apply for graduate internships from various companies in order to acquire working skills that will prepare them for lifelong work opportunities.

UJ therefore encourages its students to apply for available graduate internships for skills development.

Call for Application MASS 2022

The Government of Mauritius is offering scholarships to eligible South Africans for full-time, on-campus undergraduate and postgraduate programmes tenable in public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Mauritius for the 2022 academic year starting in October 2022. The Mauritius – Africa Scholarship Scheme invites applications for scholarships for postgraduate MSc and PhD for 2022. The Department would like to invite eligible applicants who wish to further their studies and pursue careers in the identified scarce skills to apply for the MSc and PhD level-study offered by the Mauritius – Africa Scholarship Scheme. The information below is for South African applicants only.

For more information click here

Closing Date 31 July 2022

Call for application MASS

MASS Guideline for applicants (Masters)

MASS Guideline for applicants (MPhil-P)

MASS application form Postgraduates Fillable

Université des Mascareignes list of potential supervisors

All documents submitted must be clear and in PDF format (no photographs of documents will be accepted).

For enquires contact:

Mr. Sello Tlhatlha
Tel: 021 919 7159

Ms. Jacky Smit
Tel: 021 319 7019

2023 Call for Applications: Work readiness programme

University of Johannesburg (UJ) and Accenture entered into a Collaboration Agreement with the common goal of addressing the issue of unemployment and creating transformation in the space of 4IR technologies. The work-readiness programme, resulting from the said collaboration, will be offered at newly developed premises at Devland, Soweto. Students who are passionate about new ideas, technologies, and innovation and who are inspired by continuous learning for improving technology in South Africa are welcome to apply.

Upon completion of the work-readiness programme, students will acquire skills associated with Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and Virtual Reality. The programme is ideal for students who have NQF level 7 qualifications and who are unemployed and not registered for any other qualification.

We will appreciate it if you can circulate the attached advert to students interested in the work-readiness programme.

For more information click here. 

Apply by filling in the Google form click here

Closing date 15 June 2022

Germany – Helmut – Schmidt – Programme Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance 2023

The Helmut Schmidt Programme, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards scholarships for preselected Master’s degrees offered at German universities in public policy, governance and development. The aim of the programme is to further qualify future leaders from the areas of politics, law, business and administration based on the principles of good governance, and to prepare them for their future professional activities in a practice-oriented manner.

For more information click here.

Application for Research Grants and Study Scholarship 

Helmut – Schmidt – Programme

Objectives of the programme

Scholarships (2022/23) are being provided for the following countries

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Checklist: Documents that have to be submitted

Application for 2023 open on 1 June 2022 – 31 July 2022

For more information please contact:

Mr. Sello Tlhatlha
Telephone: 021 319 7159

Ms. Jacky Smit
Telephone: 021 319 7019

Please see International Scholarship Opportunities below:

CountryClosing Date
Common Wealth31 May
Taiwan (Masters/PhD)31 May
Italian (MAster/Phd)09 June
Netherlands29 June
Kazakhstan(MAsters/PhD)30 June
Mauritius15 July
China15 July
France16 October

For more information about the scholarship click here 



This call is for candidates seeking NRF scholarships to fund PhD and MA studies in the visual arts under the supervision of Prof Brenda Schmahmann, the SARChI Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture, in 2023.

Prof Schmahmann is interested in supporting and supervising visual art candidates whose envisaged research fits broadly within one of the following research rubrics:

  • Gender and Visual Culture
  • Public Art, Curation and the Politics of Representation in the Public Domain
  • Art and Design in the Context of Community Projects.

The NRF rules state that, to be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must have obtained at least 65% for his or her prior degree. He or she may be no more than 32 years at the time of applying for funding for a PhD and no more than 30 years at the time of applying for funding for an MA degree. Candidates must be from designated groups (i.e. ‘African’, ‘Coloured’ or ‘Indian’).

For more information click here

Closing date : 27 May 2022 

If you would like to apply, and are eligible, please fill in the relevant application form at

Submit it to Prof Schmahmann

 If selected by Prof Schmahmann as somebody whose application she will endorse and support, you will invited to fill in an online application on the NRF site thereafter.

The call for the Rhodes Scholarships for South Africa is open for applications

The cohort of Rhodes Scholars-Elect (2022) will be heading off to Oxford University in September 2022 to engage with the next generation of Scholars, who currently may be at our university.

We will appreciate it if you can circulate the attached advert and documents pertaining to the scholarships to targeted students, viz. high achieving final year undergraduates and post-graduate students, who might wish to further their post-graduate studies at Oxford University in 2023.

Furthermore, we will have the virtual information session on Wednesday, the 25th of May 2022 from 16:00 – 17:00. Numbers will be limited to 100  students (first come first served basis), but if there is a demand for more attendance, Rhodes representatives will be very happy to host a second session on a date that suits the university calendar. Please encourage students to attend the information session for more clarification about the scholarships. It will be a Q&A session whereby ex Oxford scholars and current scholars will be invited to share their experiences on these prestigious scholarships.

Effect from 01 June 2022 to 01 August 2022

For more information about Rhodes Scholarships:

Call for SARAO Postgraduate Scholarship Applications for the 2023 Academic Year 

SARAO is pleased to announce that the call for new applications for NRF-SARAO Postgraduate (Honours, Master’s and Doctoral) Scholarships for the academic year 2023 is now open.

BEFORE completing an application form for a SARAO Postgraduate Scholarship, please read the SARAO Application Guide available at and

All eligible students MUST apply on NRF Connect at:  Attached please find a Guide on how to register on the NRF Connect system.

NB: In the application category section of the form, applicants must select the “NRF-SARAO Scholarship” option.

Closing Dates for Applicants

  • SARAO Honours Scholarship Application                             31 July 2022
  • SARAO Master’s Scholarship Application                             31 July 2022
  • SARAO Doctoral Scholarship Application                             31 July 2022

Each university will set their own internal closing date for applications.

Find out the closing date for the university where you intend registering for your degree, and ensure you submit your application on, or before that date.

For more information click here

Postgraduate Scholarships Application Guide

Registration Guide

EMEA | South Africa | Investment Banking | Winter Internship

The Investment Banking division is organized across industry coverage, country/region, and product teams. Industry coverage teams include Consumer and Retail, Energy and Power, Financial Institutions, Financial Sponsors, Healthcare, Multi-Industries, Real Estate, Gaming and Leisure, and Telecoms, Media and Technology among others. Product teams include Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Leveraged Finance. Country teams include all regions in EMEA and are partially or fully based in regional offices.

Our Winter Internship programme offers you the chance to discover the world of banking at Merrill Lynch. As an intern analyst you will have the opportunity to gain in depth exposure to a line of business and gain an invaluable insight into the organisation and its culture.

Application Process

Stage 1: Online Application Form.

Stage 2: Online Video Interview.

Stage 3: Your application will be reviewed and successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview in Johannesburg.

Applicants may be requested to attend further interviews.

About us

  • The worlds of sustainable finance, workplace culture and technology are evolving fast. Together we can shape them to be smarter, greener, safer and more inclusive.
  • At Bank of America, we care deeply about our planet and the people on it. That’s why each year we provide billions of dollars in financing for sustainable business activities. We develop emerging technology to help organizations gain funding more safely, rapidly and globally than ever.
  • Join us and we’ll help you shape your own world through opportunities to learn, grow and belong. You’ll work in collaborative global teams with mentorship programs, employee networks and events to build friendships and support.
  • As a valued member of our team with responsibilities from day one, we’ll ask that you take the time to understand our Code of Conduct and how we manage risk.
  • We need all kinds of people, perspectives and skills, so if you’re as passionate as we are about making the world better, this could be the opportunity for you.
  • We offer a competitive Salary and Benefits package

Our recruitment process

  • Analyst internship and full-time recruiting takes place on a rolling basis once our applications are open. Assessments often begin before the deadline, so it’s best to submit your application early as this will give you the best chance of being considered for the role.
  • We care deeply about shaping the world of work to be an equal and inclusive one – and that starts with our recruitment process. We know just how important and valuable it is to have a wide range of skills, backgrounds and experiences shaping our work and ideas. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and we’re proud to focus on attracting, retaining and developing diverse talent within Bank of America. Together, we aim to mirror the customers, clients and communities we serve.
  • What if I need workplace adjustments?

We’re committed to ensuring our online application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. If you need a workplace adjustment to search for a job opening, need help completing your application or video interview, please email  and let us know. We’ll get back to you within two business days.

Application online  –

Closing Date: 05 June 2022

World Trade Organisation Internship Programme

The WTO Secretariat maintains a variety of internship programmes for post-graduate students. Internship selections are based on merit, taking account of eligibility criteria, academic qualifications and expertise.

There are three internship programmes at the WTO

(1) The WTO Internship Programme is open to post-graduate students from all WTO members and countries or customs territories engaged in accession negotiations;

(2) The China LDC and Accessions Programme (also known as the China WTO Accession Internship Programme); and

(3) the WTO Support Programme for Doctoral Studies. Both (2) and (3) are reserved for post-graduate students from developing countries and least developed countries (LDCs).

The internship programmes is designed to increase the diversity of the WTO.

More information about each programme is provided below:

WTO Internship Programme

The WTO Internship Programme provides an opportunity for post-graduate students from WTO member and observer countries to gain valuable experience from working at the WTO.

General assignments

​ Assignments given to interns are intended to enhance the individual’s understanding of the WTO and of trade policy more generally. However, internships include opportunities in other specialist areas, such as finance, human resources, language services, IT and communications. The division to which the intern is assigned determines the precise nature of the work to be undertaken. Many interns work in the following areas:

Trade law, Economics, Statistics, Trade policy, Languages, Administration (procurement, finance, human resources)Information, Information communication and external relations management

Closing date – 31 May 2022

Please see UN Summer Academy opportunity with sponsorship available.


  • Change and Innovation
  • Climate Change
  • Leadership
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Partnerships
  • Sustainable Development and the SDGs

Deadline – 13 May 2022

How to Apply for a Scholarship? –

Please read the instructions carefully before you begin.

Step 1: Please right-click on this link to open the Scholarship Application Form in a new tab: . Please read Step 2 and Step 3 before filling out the Scholarship Application Form.

Step 2: Remaining on the current tab, please first register for the UN Summer Academy by clicking on the “Sign up” button above.

Step 3: Once your course registration is accepted and pending approval, please go to the Scholarship Application Form open in the other tab and fill and submit the form by 13 May 2022.

Your scholarship application will not be taken into consideration if you have not registered on this page first.


The virtual UN Summer Academy aims to bring together sustainability actors from multiple different sectors and regions on a common platform to explore key challenges to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly in areas such as health and well-being, social protection, economic transformation, and climate action. The theme of the UN Summer Academy of 2022 is Sustainable Transformation Pathways. The 5-day Programme will examine different thematic areas using conceptual tools like systems thinking, design thinking and futures thinking.

As in previous editions, the Academy combines academic rigour with cutting-edge thinking, providing participants with unparalleled learning and networking opportunities. The very interactive Programme is designed to facilitate and foster dialogue with thought and action leaders who are currently working towards the implementation and the localization of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. Participants will explore transformative approaches required for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and they will share concrete examples and practices from diverse country contexts and stakeholder perspectives.

At the same time, this virtual edition capitalizes on the additional opportunities offered by its online format. Through experiential learning methodologies, participants will engage with a wide range of expert inputs, as well as in peer-to-peer learning, knowledge exchange and collaborative co-creation.

Thanks to the generous support of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, this course is offered at a reduced price of $500.


Upon successful completion of the UN Summer Academy, participants will:

Demonstrate a sound understanding of the key notions underpinning the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change;

Demonstrate an improved understanding of the key challenges and opportunities for sustainable development;

Have benefitted from unparalleled networking opportunities, and demonstrate an increased awareness of the role of different development partners; and

Have received exposure to good practices and conceptual approaches in the area of sustainable development.

Course methodology

Recognizing that transformative learning cannot take place through classical chalk and talk lectures, the UN Summer Academy is designed using experiential online learning methodologies that combine panel discussions featuring high-level speakers with interactive opportunities for knowledge exchange and experience sharing, and hands-on practice sessions.

The virtual Summer Academy will be synchronous, meaning participants will be expected to be online at the same time during specified hours. (Plenary sessions with all participants will take place between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. CEST. In order to accommodate the widest possible range of international participation, UNSSC will offer small-group breakout activities in two blocks: once in the morning, CEST, and again in the evening, CEST.)

The Summer Academy will feature a variety of moderated online learning formats, including live webinars with thought leaders; small-group breakout activities for reflection and knowledge exchange; and applied labs in which participants will apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired during the Academy. Moreover, the UN Summer Academy places a premium on fun and relationship-building. This will remain a key priority in the virtual edition, including through networking sessions in which participants showcase their work, games, and other social activities.

Course contents

The UN Summer Academy introduces conceptual approaches underpinning the notion of sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the Paris Agreement on Climate Change under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The 2022 Programme will explore sustainable development from a multi-sectoral perspective, focusing on critical themes such as health and well-being, social protection, economic transformation, and climate action. Participants will look at how transformative thought frameworks of systems thinking, futures thinking, and design thinking can address these issues in a complex and volatile context. Alongside these core themes and conceptual approaches, the Programme will also feature trending sustainable development topics such as innovation for sustainable development and frontier technologies. Experts will highlight the latest developments in these areas and their potential contribution to sustainable development efforts.

Target audience

UN young professionals, national and local government representatives, civil society representatives, academics, private sector representatives, as well as a select number of doctoral and master’s students.

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their professional/academic profile and motivation statement.

Time requirements: As detailed in the “Course Methodology” section above, this is a synchronous course. Participants will be expected to be online for four-five specified hours on all five days. Exact times will be shared with successful applicants shortly before the course begins, but UNSSC will offer two time windows: participants can select a window of  either 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CEST  or  2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CEST).

Technical requirements: To participate in this online training, participants will need to access the course through a desktop PC or laptop with an internet connection, as well as a functioning webcam, microphone, and speakers. Internet speed and volume should be sufficient for four-five hours of video-conferencing each day. Due to the interactive and applied format of the Academy, it is not possible to participate using a mobile device. Further details on technical requirements will be shared with successful applicants shortly before the course begins.

Cost of participation

The course fee of $500 USD covers the following:

Five days of online training, including a technical orientation* on how to use all online platforms and tools used for the course.

Exclusive access to a UNSSC online social learning environment with training and supporting background materials, and the opportunity to stay connected with colleagues.

All course materials, resources and contacts.

Participants are expected to cover all costs related to their participation in the Summer Academy.

*NB: Technical support to address issues related to local clients’ software or hardware settings, internet access, and in general all issues requiring access to local clients and infrastructure are outside the scope of UNSSC services.

Certificates from the United Nations System Staff College will be awarded to participants who attend the Summer Academy.


In order to offer highly–qualified candidates the possibility to participate in the online UN Summer Academy, the state of North-Rhine Westphalia is funding 62 full scholarships, covering fees for the five-day online learning event.

The scholarship application process is highly competitive and we encourage you to finance your application through other means if possible.

To qualify for a scholarship, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • Have professional or academic experience in sustainable development;
  • Be able to act as a multiplier, applying and passing on acquired knowledge; and
  • Be available to actively participate. The virtual Summer Academy is synchronous, meaning participants are expected to be online at the same time during specified hours (either 10:00 am to 4:00 pm CEST or 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm CEST) every day, 27 June 2022 till 01 July 2022.
  • Applicants from NRW and its partner countries and regions are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fulbright South Africa 2023-2024 Scholarship: Call for Applications

Fulbright is inviting UJ postgraduate students to apply for master’s or doctoral scholarships to study in the United States. The scholarship is available for South African citizens and permanent resident students.

For more details about the scholarships, students are welcome to visit the website: Click here

The closing date for the call is the 1 of May 2022.


Spring 2022 funding: Laura Bassi Scholarship

The Laura Bassi Scholarship was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed. The scholarships are open to every discipline and the next round of funding will be awarded in Spring 2022:

  • Spring 2022
  • Application deadline: 27 March 2022
  • Results: 20 April 2022

All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of full-time employment. Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with their CV through the application portal by the relevant deadline. Further details, previous winners, and the application portal can be found at:

Generic bursary opportunity from Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) to share with your students.

Closing date – 28 February

Apply Online

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):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be between 18 to 35 years old
  • You must reside within the Gauteng province
  • You must have completed Matric in Gauteng
  • Undergraduate students: you must be studying or have been accepted to study towards an undergraduate qualification at an accredited PSET institution (Post School Education and Training)
  • Postgraduate students: you must be studying or have been accepted to study towards a postgraduate qualification at an accredited institution of higher learning

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Full academic record, if currently studying (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance to study at a recognised PSET institution/ institution of higher learning (on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of address in Gauteng (Water and Electricity bill/ stamped ward councilors letter/ letter from traditional authority if in a rural area)
  • Motivational letter (explaining why you require and deserve to be awarded the bursary: maximum 2 pages)
  • Disability or medical report if disabled
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed)

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Gauteng City Region Academy directly:

New bursary queries:


Bursary renewal queries:


Bursary User Guide: Click here