The University of Mauritius Trust, in partnership with IDRC, offers a Master of Science in Social Protection Financing for prospective graduate students from sub-Sahara Africa. This intensive one-year degree program, which began in 2010, is designed to equip social security managers and financial specialists to meet the challenges of financing national social protection programs.
The program will begin in August 2014. The University of Mauritius (UoM) will award a number of scholarships to successful applicants to the 2014-2015 programme.
Worth of Award: The scholarship will cover travel, tuition, living expenses and medical coverage during the duration of the program.
The scholarships are only open to students from a sub-Saharan African country.
- Priority for admission will be given to serving officials from African social security institutions and ministries (managers, actuaries, financial and policy analysts), and from organizations representing African workers and employers.
- Applicants outside the continent and with other professional and institutional backgrounds will also be considered.
General Entry Requirements
At least a Second Class Honours Degree from a recognised University, GPA not less than 2.50, or alternative qualifications acceptable to the University of Mauritius.
- A Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) with at least Second Class in economics, statistics, social science, actuarial science, mathematics, finance or a related field or an acceptable equivalent. Applicants not holding one of those degrees may be asked to pass an entry test.
- Preference will be given to candidates serving in government ministries, social protection institutions, and organizations representing employers and workers.
- Other applicants will be accepted according to the availability of places. In the case of applicants from government ministries, social protection organizations and workers’ and employers’ organizations, the applicants will be expected to give a written undertaking that, if admitted to the Programme, they will return to their sending ministry, institution or organization for a period after graduation to be mutually agreed between the applicant and her/his employer.
- The following may be deemed to have satisfied the General and Programme requirements for admission.
- Applicants who do not satisfy any of the requirements as per Regulations 2 and 3 above but who submit satisfactory evidence of having passed examinations which are deemed by the Senate to be equivalent to any of those listed Applicants who do not satisfy any of the requirements as per Regulations 2 and 3 above but who in the opinion of Senate submit satisfactory evidence of the capacity and attainments requisite to enable them to pursue the programme proposed.
- Applicants who hold a full practising professional qualification obtained by examination.