International Office
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Student Support Services​​

Funding & Research​

International funding opportunities are available through Stellenbosch University.

There are research development and support mechanisms on offer by the Research Development and Support Division for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

All undergraduate students who do research that would like to present at a conference are eligible to apply to the fund which awards up to R10,000 towards conference presentation costs. 

2nd call opens: September 2023
Deadline:1 October 2023
Contact person: Dr Debbie Marais​

Strengthening Health and Disease Modelling for Public Health Decision Making in Africa by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome are now accepting proposals.

Local modeling expertise is critical to effective public health decision making, and the community of modelers across Africa is growing. With this​ in mind, the Gates Foundation and Wellcome recently co-hosted a workshop with over 100 African modelers and other stakeholders to discuss how to strengthen the public health modeling ecosystem on the continent. This request for proposals was shaped by the themes of those discussions

The Gates Foundation and Wellcome are collaborating on the program, but individual grants will be funded either by the Gates Foundation or by Wellcome. Each organization’s thematic areas of focus, specific eligibility criteria, and budgetary limits differ.

Wellcome funded:
  • Funding proposals of up to £3,000,000 GBP for each award for a duration of 3-5 years.
  • Proposals must demonstrate that at least 70% of the funding is going to low-and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions with at least 50% of the funding going to African institutions.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded:
  • Funding proposals up to $1,000,000 USD for each award for a duration of 3- 5 years.
  • Proposals must demonstrate that at least 80% of the funding is going to African institutions. Proposals can include institutions from other regions.

Deadline: 23 October 2023,11.30am PDT

For more detailed information click here​​

Financial assistance is also available through:

SU Student Debt Working Group
Contact person: Mr Ilan Meintjies
Email: alternatively
Telephone: +27 21 808 2758

Stellenbosch University International (SUI): Client Services Centre
Telephone: +27 21 808 2565

Postgraduate Funding: Prestige and Private Bursaries
Contact person: Mr ​Rhodene Amos 
Telephone: +27 21 808 2908

Ghent​ University offers several funding opportunities: