The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) invites applications for the MINDS Scholarship Program for Leadership Development for the 2022/23 academic year.
MINDS offers scholarships to Africans who wish to pursue post-graduate studies within Africa, outside of their own countries. Through tailored leadership development activities, the MINDS Scholarship Programme aims to nurture leaders with a continental development mindset; leaders who will facilitate greater cohesion and cooperation between African countries.
Worth of Award
The Scholarship will cover some or all of the expenses below, depending on whether a partial or full scholarship is awarded:
- Accommodation and meals
- One return ticket per duration of studies
- A fixed stipend
MINDS Scholarships are awarded to meritorious applicants following a rigorous selection process. To be considered for a MINDS Scholarship, you must:
- been formally accepted by one or more MINDS preferred institution/s outside of your country of citizenship and/or residency
- been formally accepted by one or more MINDS preferred institution/s to pursue postgraduate studies within the following year
- obtained at least 70% in each subject/course in the last two completed years of study
You must also
- Be a national of an African country, residing in any African country
- Produce evidence of demonstrated leadership abilities or potential guided by the questions/requirements set out in the application form
- Submit a complete online application form with the required supporting documentation.
How to Apply
Please have the following documents scanned, saved and ready for uploading. All documents uploaded must be in PDF format. Each attachment should not exceed 2 MB in size.
- copy of the data/ bio page of your passport.
- certified academic transcript/ results slip of the last two years of study.
- copy of a valid study permit or visa OR proof of application. (Optional)
- detailed CV/ Resume of not more than four (4) single-sided pages.
- Two reference letters (of not more than 3 pages each) addressing the applicant’s demonstration of integrity, their competency and/or potential as a leader and their commitment to the development of the African continent.
A copy of the official acceptance letter from the university. The letter must be addressed to the applicant and state the degree the applicant has been accepted to study.
- the academic year at which the degree will commence.
- duration of the course (e.g. one year).
Deadline: Applications for the MINDS Scholarship Program are ongoing.