University of Pretoria (UP) Commonwealth Scholarship 2025 (Fully Funded)

Here comes the Scholarship to Study in South Africa. Applications are open for the University of Pretoria (UP) Commonwealth Scholarship 2025. It is a fully funded scholarship for students from Commonwealth countries. South African citizens can not apply for this scholarship. The University of Pretoria is one of the Top reputable universities. UP is located in Pretoria, the capital of South Africa. This scholarship is for students who want to pursue a Doctoral Degree Program. This is why this scholarship is called the “University of Pretoria Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship”.

To be eligible for the UP Commonwealth Scholarship, an applicant must start their studies at the University of Pretoria and commence in 2025. An applicant must find a supervisor and have applied to study at UP for the 2025 academic year. The Value of the scholarship is 184000 (South African Rand) which will be used towards Accommodation, Living expenses, medical, and books. The University of Pretoria will also cover the Return Flight Tickets and study Visa costs for the applicants. Further details are given below.

Details About University of Pretoria (UP) Commonwealth Scholarship 2025

  • Host Country: South Africa
  • Name of Institute: University of Pretoria
  • Eligible Countries: Commonwealth Countries
  • Sponsored by: UP Internal Bursary
  • Deadline: 11th September 2024

Benefits of the Scholarship

The Scholarship covers:

  • Return Flight tickets
  • Accommodation and living costs
  • Fees
  • Medical Aid
  • Books/Stationery
  • Shuttle service on arrival
  • Application Fee
  • Medical aid fee
  • Study Visa cost

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Scholarship Duration

The duration of the UP Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship is 3 years.


  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT
  • Faculty of Health Science
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science
  • Faculty of Economic and Management Science
  • Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Theology and Religion

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Residents of Commonwealth countries (excluding South Africa). A list of Commonwealth Member Countries.
  • Plan to start studies University of Pretoria in 2025.
  • Must have submitted a separate application for admission to a UP doctoral program for the 2025 academic year.
  • Secured a potential supervisor at UP.
  • Have your academic records evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
  • Completed your postgraduate or Master’s degree within the past two years.
  • Be under the age of 40 at the time of application.
  • PhD and Masters students currently registered or who previously studied at the University of Pretoria are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

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Selection Criteria

  • Previous academic performance.
  • Potential to undertake advanced research activities.
  • Leadership qualities.
  • Evidence of research accomplishment at the Master’s level through publications.
  • Prizes and honors received if any.

Required Documents

  • A motivation letter from the supervisor of the UP is needed.
  • An outline of the intended research work of one page.
  • CV (less than 3 pages).
  • Certificate of study leave from your current work organization.
  • Copy of passport.
  • Academic transcripts of all educational degrees.
  • Two reference letters from 2 different supervisors who know the applicant.

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How to Apply for the University of Pretoria Commonwealth Scholarship 2025?

  1. Download and fill out the official UP Commonwealth Scholarship application form.
  2. Submit a separate application for admission to a doctoral program at the University of Pretoria for the 2025 academic year.
  3. Prepare Required Documents given above. Ensure they are combined into a single PDF file.
  4. Send your complete application package (scholarship application form and combined PDF of documents) to with the subject line “UP Commonwealth 2025“.


Muhammad Saim Rasheed
As Opportunities Corners founder, my name is Muhammad Saim Rasheed. I completed my higher education from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar. I have been to Egypt for the AIESEC internship in 2016. In addition, I am an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State's (SUSI 2017) Exchange Program. I participated in the Young Leaders Fellowship in the Maldives in 2021, and I went to the International Youth Leadership Summit in Turkiye in 2022. Since 2017, I have participated in numerous fully funded educational and leadership programs. I therefore created this blog based on my own personal experiences, and I mentor students who are eager and enthusiastic about pursuing fully funded opportunities. You can visit the official sources for additional information by clicking on the links provided at the end of each post. Read more about me and our partners here. I am also Featured by Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network