Margaret McNamara Education Grants is awarded by The University of Johannesburg on a competitive basis to exceptional women enrolled in the academic term following the awarding of grants at one of the universities in South Africa.
This program is open to applications from female students from certain countries across the world that is planning to further their education at the University of Johannesburg. The grant award most likely will cover the educational costs that are paid by the students who obtain the grant.
The University of Johannesburg is a comprehensive institution that educates students over their entire academic careers on the intellectual, ethical, and spiritual facets of today’s working world, community, and family life. Students of all faiths are encouraged to apply to the university so that they can pursue the overarching goals of the institution, which are to aid the human quest for meaning and fulfillment.
Eligibility for Margaret McNamara Education Grants
- Developing countries (as listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List)
- The scholarship will be awarded in any subject offered by the University of Johannesburg.
- 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 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
- Applicants should visit the MMEG website and submit an online application between May 15 and September 14, including supporting documents and two reference letters.
- 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, and findings, and relationship to career goals.
- 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)
Benefits of Margaret McNamara Education Grants
- 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.