Thursday, 7 April 2016

Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship In South Africa 2017

Applications are currently ongoing for the Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship Programme in South Africa for the year 2017.

Study Programme:

Scholarship is available for pursuing to postgraduate study (Honours and Masters Degrees only at present) at any recognised South African institutions of higher education.
Scholarship is awarded in any field.

Scholarship Benefits:

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 Criteria:

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this scholarship:
-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 possess 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.

Eligible Countries:

Students from Africa (Algeria,Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for this Mandela Rhodes scholarship.

Admission Requirements:

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must posess a first degree or its equivalent or must be in the process of completing one by 31 January 2017.
English language Requirements: Applicant must have excellent proficiency in oral and written English.

Required Documents:

Applicants have to submit the following documents along with the application form:
-National ID/Passport
-Transcripts
-Motivation letter
-essay
-Reference Letter

How to Apply:

All applicants apply online via the Embark application system.
Application Form

Application Deadline:

The closing date is 2 May 2016.
Scholarship Official Website

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