Degree Support for Students at African Universities

PAST provides bursaries for postgraduate students pursuing Honours, Masters and Doctorate degrees. PAST also awards fellowships for postdoctoral students.

We invest in the future leaders.

By providing talented, determined postgraduate students from all parts of Africa with multiple years of funding.

And we’re proud of our contribution to the continent’s scientific capacity.

PAST has funded hundreds of bursaries. South Africa’s first two black female Ph.D.s in palaeoanthropology received major support for their postgraduate studies from PAST’s bursary programme. We also help fund postgraduate students to participate in established field schools in southern and East Africa.

Because we believe in opportunity.

We’ve seen that these opportunities provide students with first-hand training, in the field at rich fossil sites and at leading museums and universities.

How to get involved


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Be a part of the exploration.

PAST is a certified Non-Profit Organisation.

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