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Organisation : Department of Higher Education and Training – DHET
Name Of The Scholarship : Russia Scholarships for South Africans 2019
Applicable for : South African students
Closing Date : 27 February 2019
Website : http://www.internationalscholarships.dhet.gov.za/RUSSIA%20Scholarships%20for%20South%20Africans%202019.html

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Russia Scholarships for South Africans

The Russian Government offers annual scholarships for South Africans to study at Russian institutions. The scholarship is offered for Bachelor’s, Masters and PhD degrees. Most programmes are taught in the Russian language.

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Scholarship recipients are required to undertake a preparatory course related to their field of study (including language training) for one year before pursuing their degree studies. Only after passing the examinations of the college preparatory course can they start their degree studies.

The Department of Higher Education and Training is responsible for nominations for this scholarship. Placement of candidates at institutions is done by the Russian Ministry of Science and Education.

Who Can Apply

** South African citizens in good health (medical test are required for successful applicants);
** Have a strong academic record

** Bachelor’s applicants should have a minimum 70% average in their National Senior Certificate (excluding LO)
** Postgraduate applicants should have a minimum average of 65% in their previous studies;

** Be available to study in Russia from September 2019;
** Demonstrated interest in Russia and commitment to the development of South Africa;
** Applications in all fields of study except medicine will be considered;

Preference will be given to postgraduate applicants, previously disadvantaged applicants and applicants in the following fields;
** Agriculture
** Biotechnology
** Environment and climate change
** Engineering sciences
** Maritime Studies
** Mathematics
** Natural and physical sciences
** Nuclear and renewable energy
** Space science and technology
** Statistics
** Telecommunication
** Applicants must meet the minimum academic requirements for entry into a similar programme at a South African university.

Language of Instruction

** MOST programmes are taught through the Russian language medium and a preparatory course related to the field of study is included in the scholarship.

** Only after passing the examinations of the college preparatory course can they start their degree studies.

** Some Russian higher education institutions may conduct programmes in English, but placement in an English-taught programme is not guaranteed.

Institutions & Programmes

** Applicants are required to do their own research into available programmes, institutions and programme- specific entrance criteria.
** Details on the program can be found on russia.study/en

** Applicants are also encouraged to apply directly to their university of choice in Russia.
** PhD applicants are encouraged to make contact with potential supervisors.
** Studies must be completed within the duration of the scholarship.

Scholarship Conditions

The Russian Government provides the following :
** Registration and tuition fees
** Accommodation subsidy (shared accommodation only)
** Limited monthly stipend (depending on academic performance)

The South African Government provides the following (subject to the availability of funds) :
** One return economy airfare
** Monthly stipend
** Once-off settlement allowance
** Annual allowance

** Research funding (postgraduate only)
** Successful scholarship applicants will be required to sign a contract, attend a pre-departure briefing and return to South Africa upon completion of studies.

How to Apply

Candidates are expected to complete two application forms :
1) The DHET application form, to be email with all supporting documents to Internationalscholarships AT dhet.gov.za by 27 February 2019.

2) The Russian Government application, to be completed online russia.study/en by 27 February 2019.

3) Only applicants who complete both applications can be considered.Applicants must indicate one academic programme and three preferred Russian institutions, based on the list provided at russia.study/en

4) Applications can only be submitted by email on internationalscholarships AT dhet.gov.za and must reach the DHET by the deadline of 27 February 2019.

5) The Russian Government online application must be completed by no later than 27 February 2019.
6) Use the subject line: Russian Scholarship Application, [Your surname]

7) All applications received by the DHET will be acknowledged by email within 3 working days. Please follow up if you do not receive an email acknowledgement after this time. However, please note that the Department will be closed from 15 December 2018 to 2 January 2019 and acknowledgements of applications in early January may take longer

8) The DHET is unable to consider any applications that are not received by 27 February 2019 or that are incomplete.

Enquiries: internationalscholarships AT dhet.gov.za

Download Application Form :
https://www.southafricain.com/uploads/pdf2019/14208-Form.docx

Supporting Documents Checklist

Applications for Bachelor’s programmes :
1. Copy of South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a Bachelor’s pass OR a certificate of equivalence (from the Matriculation Board) if a school leaving certificate other than the NSC was obtained.

2. A minimum of 70% average is required, excluding Life Orientation. Marks of pre-requisite subjects for chosen field of study (eg for Engineering applicants, NSC Maths and Physics marks OR for social sciences, NSC English marks) will be reviewed separately

3. A maximum 1 page letter of motivation for the scholarship AND their choice of field of study.Two reference letters, signed and on an official letterhead, with a contact number and email address.

4. At least one reference must be from a school teacher. The second letter can be from either a teacher or work supervisor.
5. The letters must attest to the following: reliability, integrity, academic excellence and suitability for an international scholarship.

Applications for Master’s programmes :
1. Copy of degree certificate(s), which must be a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with Honours, or a full qualification equivalent to South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 8. A minimum of 65% average is required.

2. Official transcripts of all previous university studies.
3. A maximum 1 page letter of motivation for the scholarship AND personal reasons for choosing the field of study.

4. Research proposal issuing following headings :
** Title
** Objectives
** Rationale
** Methodology
** Relevance of study (plus any other scholarship requirements)
** References

5. Two reference letters, signed and on an official letterhead, with a contact number and email address.
At least one reference must be from a lecturer or professor. The second letter can be from either a lecturer or work supervisor. The letters must attest to the following: reliability, integrity, academic excellence and suitability for an international scholarship.

Applications for PhD’s programmes :
1. Copy of degree certificates, which must include a Master’s degree, or full qualification equivalent to South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 9.A minimum of 65% average is required for the Master’s degree.

2. Transcripts of all previous university studies.
3. A maximum 1 page letter of motivation for the scholarship AND personal reasons for choosing the field of study.

4. Research proposal issuing following headings:
** Title
** Objectives
** Rationale
** Methodology
** Relevance of study(plus any other scholarship requirements)
** References

5. Two reference letters, signed and on an official letterhead, with a contact number and email address. At least one reference must be from a lecturer or professor. The second letter can be from either a lecturer or work supervisor.The letters must attest to the following: reliability, integrity, academic excellence and suitability for an international scholarship.

Noted :
** Do not submit CVs, ID documents or any other documents not requested
** Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review Process

Stage one :
** All applications will be screened based on meeting the minimum requirements for eligibility for the scholarship.

Stage two :
** Applications will be ranked according to past academic performance and a limited number of applications will move forward to Stage three.

Stage three :
** Applicants who pass the second stage will be invited to attend an interview in person,or via Skype in special circumstances.

** Candidates will also be required to complete a written questionnaire at the time of the interview.
** No interviews will be done telephonically.

** Any candidate who does not arrive on time for their confirmed interview without informing us in advance, will be immediately disqualified, regardless of the reason.
** Candidates who cannot be contacted on the phone number provided in the application or who do not respond to emails will be disqualified.

Stage four :
** A limited number of Master’s and PhD applicants will be reviewed by two academics.

Stage five :
(i) Bachelor’s applicants will be nominated based on the outcome of the interview,questionnaire and reference check;
(ii) Master’s and PhD applicants will be nominated based on the combined outcome of the interview, questionnaire, reference check and the academic review.

Stage six :
** Nominated candidates will be informed that they have been nominated for the scholarship and requested to do medical test.

** Their documents will then be reviewed in Russia, where the final decision will be made regarding the award of the scholarship.
** Nominated candidates may be given a limited amount of time to submit further documents.
** These documents include medical tests, and/or academic assessments.

** Institutions in the host country may also require online or telephone interviews. You will be advised accordingly.
** Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email.
** Unfortunately individual explanations cannot be provided to unsuccessful applicants.

** Successful candidates will be required to attend an orientation in Pretoria before departure.
** Orientation is meant to assist successful candidates with preparation for departure and provide necessary information.

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