The Mandela Rhodes Foundation opens for applications from academically outstanding international African students for the 2015/16 scholarships tenable in any South African university with a purpose to build exceptional leadership capacity in Africa.
A Mandela Rhodes Scholarship enables a Scholar to study at a South African tertiary institution 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.
Worth of Award
The Scholarship covers the cost of a Scholar as follows:

  • 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.

Eligibility

The following criteria apply in the selection of Mandela Rhodes Scholars:

  • The Scholarship is open to citizens of all African countries;
  • The Scholarship is for postgraduate study at a South African university or tertiary institution (Honours and Masters degrees only);
  • Any individual who will fall in between the ages of 19 and 30 years at the time of taking up the Scholarship may apply;
  • Individuals that reflect in their character a commitment to the four principles of Education, Reconciliation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship;
  • Applicants should have a history of well above average academic results.

How to Apply
All applicants apply online via the Embark application system. See link below
Deadline:

  • The opening date for 2016 Scholarship applications is 1 May 2015.
  • The closing date is 15 June 2015.

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