UNHCR The UN Refugee Agency

UNHCR’s higher education scholarship programme, DAFI, helps refugees worldwide to access higher education. The scholarships of around 100 refugee students sponsored by DAFI in South Africa are administered by StudyTrust, the UNHCR’s South African implementing partner.

⇒ DAFI Scholarship Programme

Ruda Landman

Ruda Landman

“I have been writing soft skills for students since 2016. In partnership with StudyTrust, Van Schaik Publishers and Capitec I have produced three booklets which are available free online at They are aimed respectively at matrics, first years and final years. They cover topics like time management, money management, handling stress, defining your best possible direction in the working world, writing cvs, preparing for interviews, first steps to starting your own business – even love and sex. It is a labour of love which has been enormously fulfilling. These young people have to carry us forward into the future. They need support. It’s been an absolute delight to distill in my own mind the life skills that I have acquired over so many very privileged years, personally and professionally, and to combine that with my joy in using language to shape short, clear chapters of non-judgemental, supportive advice. The feedback has been overwhelming, humbling, just wonderful.”



Socionext offers world-class hands-on training in social innovation, entrepreneurship skills development and rapid prototyping based on the Lean Start-up methodology. StudyTrust has partnered with Socionext since 2009 and the annual Social Entrepreneurship Challenge is offered as a programme of the StudyTrust Winter Seminar.

⇒ Socionext – The Social Entrepreneurship Challenge

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R1 billion+ in bursaries to students

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StudyTrust is an educational trust and public benefit organisation, that connects learners with potential to their study opportunities.

We administer bursaries and scholarships, provide mentoring and support to help tertiary students thrive academically and personally.


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