Fully funded 2017/2018 Mandela Rhodes Scholarships for African citizens to Study at South African Universities

Application Deadline: Submit applications on or before 18th  April 2017

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are open to citizens of all African countries

Scholarship country: Scholarships will be taken at South African universities or tertiary institutions

Eligible Courses: Only Honors or Masters degree and leadership development

The leadership development programme is made up of the following three components.

  • Three residential workshops
  • Three regional group pods
  • Mentoring

Scholarship Info: The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships Programme combines financial support for postgraduate studies and a high quality leadership development programme, with the intention  of  build exceptional leadership capacity in Africa.

A Mandela Rhodes Scholarship will enable a Scholar to study at a South African tertiary institution that i registered with the South African Council on Higher Education for an accredited postgraduate degree programme. The Scholarship is awarded for one or a maximum of two years, currently for an Honours or Masters degree.

Scholarship Type: Honors/Masters degrees.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • The Scholarship is open to citizens of all African countries
  • The Scholarship is for postgraduate study at South African universities or tertiary institutions
  • Full funding is for Honours (maximum one year) or Masters (up to a maximum of two years) or their equivalents (MBA’s excluded)
  • Any individual who will be between the ages of 19 and 30 years at the time of taking up the Scholarship may apply
  • Applicants must posess a first degree or its equivalent or must be in the process of completing one by 31 January 2017
  • Applicants should have a history of well above average academic results
  • Individuals that reflect in their character a commitment to the four principles of Education, Reconciliation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  • The MRF leadership development activities sometimes include weekends. It is a condition of the Scholarship that attendance is compulsory

Number of Scholarships: Several scholarships will be available.

Value of Scholarship: All Scholarships will cover the cost of a Scholar as shown below:

  • Tuition and registration fees as set by the institution;
  • A study materials allowance as set by the MRF;
  • Accommodation and meal allowances as set by the MRF;
  • A medical aid allowance as set by the MRF;
  • Economy-class travel allowance for international Scholars only from the Scholar’s home to their institution at the beginning and back home at the end of their degree programme;
  • Personal allowance.

Duration of Scholarship: Full funding is for Honours (maximum one year) or Masters (up to a maximum of two years)

How to Apply: All Mandela Rhodes Scholarship applicants are to apply online via the Embark application system.

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