Deadline: February 20, 2020

Applications are invited for the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship for International Postgraduate Study 2020. The FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship is available to South African citizens for postgraduate study outside South Africa in any discipline at an international university of their choice.

What makes this scholarship different from most is not only the personal interest which Laurie Dippenaar takes in the selection process, but also his interest in the ongoing progress of the recipients. 2020 will be the 14th year that this prestigious scholarship will be awarded.


  • The value of the scholarship is R850,000.


  • The scholarship is open to South Africans
  • Preference will be given to candidates under the age of 35.
  • Candidates who are currently, or have been studying overseas, will not be considered for this scholarship.
  • Successful candidates are required to return to South Africa for at least five years after completing their studies.
  • The successful candidates will have excelled academically in their chosen field and will have been able to demonstrate:
    • leadership qualities;
    • strength of character;
    • community involvement; and
    • the potential to be a destiny changer in his or her chosen field.

Selection Criteria

All scholarships will be awarded based on

  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership ability
  • Community involvement and
  • The candidate’s potential to be a destiny changer


Click here to apply

For more information, visit FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship.


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