Skye Foundation Scholarship

Type of funding:



All MPhils, Cambridge EMBA, Executive Master of Accounting, Global Executive MBA, MBA, MFin, MSt in Entrepreneurship, MSt in Social Innovation, PhD


Skye Foundation


Variable value and can cover living expenses and accommodation expenses

No of awards:

Multiple awards

Application deadline:

31 January 2024

See website for details on scholarships available and eligibility criteria.


Brian Zylstra and his wife Dorothy Zylstra formed the Skye Foundation Trust and the Skye International Foundation Trust in 1997. The seed capital for these trusts came from the sale of Skye Products, an extremely successful business established by Brian Zylstra in the 1960s.

The purpose of these trusts has been to assist excellent and high-achieving South African scholars who are nominated by the deans of their faculties to obtain postgraduate degrees in their chosen field of study at the institution of their choice.

Eligibility criteria

Skye scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement in any discipline and they are therefore awarded only to candidates of exceptional merit who have distinguished themselves academically in their first or subsequent degrees and are likely, in the opinion of trustees and their peers, to continue to achieve at a high level. Awards are made to South African Citizens who are normally under the age of 30.

The trustees will only consider candidates who have been nominated by deans of faculties and supported by academic leaders in their discipline.

How to apply

Nominations can only be made by the dean of your faculty. Candidates may not apply directly.