Bridging the Gap: The Margaret McNamara Education Grants at University of Johannesburg


Join Margaret McNamara Education Grants for 2023-2024 Academic Year at the University of Johannesburg

The University of Johannesburg is please to invite female students from selected countries worldwide to Margaret McNamara Education Grants. Grants is available for the academic year 2023-2024. To qualify for the grant, students must be attending school either full-time or part-time at the University of Johannesburg. The grant will most likely cover the educational expenses paid by the grantee.

About the University:

The University of Johannesburg is a South African public institution situated in Johannesburg. It was founded on January 1, 2005. Since it is being recognize as one of the top research universities globally. Currently ranked as the best university in South Africa and second in Africa. The university welcomes students of all faiths and offers comprehensive education on the intellectual, ethical, and spiritual facets of today’s society, community, and family life.

Attending the University of Johannesburg provides a holistic learning experience that equips students with the necessary skills to navigate today’s working world successfully. The university encourages students to pursue their personal and professional goals while providing a conducive environment for learning and growth. Apply today and become part of the institution’s overarching goal to aid humanity’s quest for meaning and fulfillment.

Application Deadline: September 14, 2023.

Degree Level:

Full-time or part-time students in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree program at the University of Johannesburg


The following eligibility criteria must met by female applicants:

  • Applicants must self-identify as women and be at least 25 years old at the time of the application deadline.
  • Applicants must be nationals of eligible developing countries as listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List (except for the Trinity Washington University program).
  • Applicants must be registered (not just accepted) at an accredited academic institution when submitting their application and plan to enroll for a full academic term after receiving the MMEG grant.
  • Applicants must not be related to a staff member, spouse, retiree, or MMEG Board member of the World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund, or Inter-American Development Bank.
  • Applicants must already be enroll part-time (minimum of 2 courses per semester or term) or full-time at one of the universities listed on the MMEG website.
  • Applicants must be enroll for at least one more academic term (the term between January and July 2023).
  • Applicants must hold a study permit for South Africa if applying from an eligible country other than South Africa.

Note: The grant is open to female applicants from eligible developing countries who plan to pursue any course or subject offered by the University of Johannesburg.

Applying Procedure:

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria must follow the application guidelines provided below:

  • Visit the MMEG website between May 15 and September 14, and complete the online application form.
  • Upload all the necessary supporting documents, including identification (ID) card with photo, most recent proof of official registration from the university, 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 commitment to women and children in developing countries, an estimate of financial situation and funding needs for the upcoming academic year, and a summary of the thesis (if applicable).
  • Submit two reference letters from individuals who can provide an evaluation of the applicant’s academic and/or professional performance.
  • Meet the academic and entry requirements of the University of Johannesburg.
  • Submit scores of the English language proficiency tests (IELTS or TOEFL) based on the level of study.

Note: The application deadline for the Margaret McNamara Education Grants for Women at the University of Johannesburg is September 14, 2023.


The Margaret McNamara Education Grants for Women at University of Johannesburg. It provides financial assistance to exceptional female students from eligible developing countries pursuing a degree at the University of Johannesburg. The scholarship covers educational costs and empowers women to become leaders in their communities.

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