Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG) Bursaries 2021

Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG): Bursary Programme 2021

Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG): Bursary Programme 2021

Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG) Bursaries 2021

Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG): Bursary Programme 2021

The goal of the MMEG grant is to help women from developing countries, in order that they may further their studies and thereby improve the lives of women and children in these countries. MMEG is one of the few organizations that provides financial assistance, specifically to women.


MMEG provides a grant of up to US$7000 (about R99 000), however grants may vary depending on the availability of funds and exchange rates. The grant funds will be awarded annually in January and February.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a telephonic interview within 2 to 3 months after the application deadline. The successful candidate will be announced in early April on MMEG’s website. Results will be announced in mid December 2021.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African national (nationals from the following countries may also apply: MMEG Country Eligibility List)
  • You must have a study permit for South Africa, if applying from one of the eligible countries linked above
  • You must identify as a woman
  • You must be 25 years old or older at the time of the application deadline
  • You must enrolled to study towards a Certificate, Undergraduate qualification, Graduate qualification or Post Doctorate studies
  • You must be enrolled at one of the following accredited Universities in South Africa: University of Cape Town, University of Stellenbosch, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria or University of the Free State
  • You must be enrolled full time or part time (with at least 2 courses per semester or term)
  • You must aim to be fully enrolled for a complete academic term after receiving the bursary
  • You must be enrolled for at least 1 more academic term (from January to July 2022)
  • You must NOT be related to an International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, or Inter-American Development Bank spouse or staff member
  • You must be born before 15 September 1996

CLOSING DATE: 14 September 2021


Click Here To Apply Online For Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG): Bursary Programme 2021

ABOUT Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG):

Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG) is a non-profit, public charity that has been established since 1981. MMEG supports and empowers women from developing countries by providing them with education grants, aiding them in establishing their personal future and the future of their country.

The organization draws its inspiration from Margaret McNamara, who had a goal of promoting education and gender equality. Margaret was the wife of the World Bank’s 5th President and used her influence to be an advocate for these elements of development programs. Before her death, Margaret received the highest civilian distinction in the United States, the Medal of Honour, in recognition of her important contributions.

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