The University of Sussex invites applications for the Mandela Scholarships for International Students in the UK for the 2022/23 academic session.

The Mandela Scholarship was established in 1973 to protest against the injustice of apartheid and raise the profile of Nelson Mandela’s struggle for freedom. Following his release from Prison in 1990, Mandela wrote to the Scholarship Fund stating: “the power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.” Applicants must evidence how they will embrace the values of Mandela and use their postgraduate degree to make a positive contribution towards their community and home country.

Worth of Award

Full tuition fee waiver and £12,000 maintenance.



To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • have applied and received an offer for a full time, eligible Masters degree at Sussex starting in September 2022
  • be a South African national
  • hold a good undergraduate degree from an African university, the equivalent of a UK Upper Second class degree

Preference may be given to candidates with work experience, who see a Masters at Sussex as a catalyst for future career development. Preference will also be given to applicants that do not already hold the equivalent of a UK Masters degree.

How to Apply

  • Apply for the scholarship when you have accepted an offer of a place on an eligible Masters at Sussex.
  • To be considered for the scholarship, applicants will need to provide a written statement that details their background, ambitions, future plans and leadership potential.
Deadline: The deadline is May 9, 2022.


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