- Level of Study: Bachelor, Master’s & PhD degree
- Institution(s): University of Johannesburg
- Study in: South Africa
- Courses Offered: All Subjects offered by the University
- Deadline: 15 May & 14 September 2023 (Annual)
The Margaret McNamara Education Grants will cover educational costs for exceptional female students from eligible developing countries who are pursuing a degree at the University of Johannesburg.
Eligibility Criteria for Margaret McNamara Education Grants
Eligible Countries: Developing countries (as listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List)
Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in any subject offered by the University of Johannesburg.
Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following admissible criteria:
- Self-identify as a woman and be at least 25 years old at the time of the application deadline.
- Be a national of a country on the MMEG Country Eligibility List (except for the Trinity Washington University program).
- Be registered (not just accepted) at an accredited academic institution when submitting their application and plan to be enrolled for a full academic term after the award of the MMEG grant.
- Not be related to a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund, or Inter-American Development Bank staff member, spouse, retiree, or MMEG Board member.
- Already be enrolled part-time (minimum of 2 courses per semester or term) or full-time at one of the universities listed on the MMEG website.
- Be enrolled for at least one more academic term (the term between January and July 2023).
- Hold a study permit for South Africa if applying from an eligible country other than South Africa.
How to Apply for Margaret McNamara Education Grants
How to Apply: Applicants should visit the MMEG website and submit an online application between May 15 and September 14, including supporting documents and two reference letters.
Supporting Documents: Applicants must provide the following supporting documents:
Identification (ID) card with photo
- Most recent proof of official registration from the university (not an acceptance letter)
- Most recent official university transcripts and/or reports
- Visa page or study permit page within current passport (if studying outside home country)
- Second passport page with a clear photo (in case of dual citizenship)
- Brief paragraphs describing the personal story, and how studies, experiences, and future plans are linked to a commitment to women and children in developing countries
- An estimate of financial situation, including living expenses, for the coming academic year, and planned strategies to cover funding needs
- A summary of the thesis (if applicable), including its objective, methodology, findings, and relationship to career goals.
Admission Requirements: The applicants must meet the university’s academic and entry requirements.
Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
- IELTS – 6 (undergraduate)
- TOEFL – 80-104 (undergraduate)
- IELTS – 7 (postgraduate)
- TOEFL – 105-120 (postgraduate)
For further information about the Margaret McNamara Education Grants 2023, please visit the official website below.