Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program

Harvard University
Last date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
South Africa

Detailed Description

Applications are open for Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program to address the needs of South Africans who were denied access to advanced education by the apartheid system.


  • The fellowship provides for payment of all tuition for the full period of enrollment at Harvard.
  • The fellowship also funds the round-trip airfare between the fellow’s home and Boston, as well as a monthly stipend.
  • Fellows typically elect to stay in University graduate dormitories. Please note that housing costs in the Boston/Cambridge area are extremely high, and the stipend only covers bare necessities.
  • The monthly stipend must also be used to pay for other expenses such as medical and dental insurance, medicines, taxes, food, winter clothing, books and supplies.
  • Fellows are held personally responsible for the payment of all bills other than tuition fees and airfare.
  • Please be advised that Harvard will require fellows to purchase American medical insurance. This insurance does not cover the range of services covered in South Africa.
  • Separate insurance must be purchased for dental coverage. Charges for non-covered expenses and prescription drugs are very high.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Fellows must be South African citizens.
  • The HSAFP was conceived largely to provide educational enrichment for men and women in mid-career, that is, individuals in various occupations who have shown considerable skill in their chosen fields and leadership and are expected to benefit from advanced training.
  • Thus candidates who have just completed, or who have not yet completed, a first degree are not selected unless this degree has been pursued concurrently with, or subsequent to, experience in the workplace.
  • Fellows usually range in age from 30 to 45 years.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Country: South Africa

For more information, please visit https://africa.harvard.edu/south-africa-fellowship-program