The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is pleased to announce the commencement of applications for the Mandela Rhodes Postgraduate Scholarship Program 2022-2023 for eligible young Africans. Candidates of African descent (aged 19 – 29) are able to apply for this scholarship and stand a chance of being selected to study in South Africa fully funded.
The scholarship combines financial support with a leadership programme that will challenge you, grow you, and connect you to young African changemakers – just like you.
About Mandela Rhodes Foundation (MRF)
The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is one of Nelson Mandela’s three official legacy organisations, founded in 2003 in partnership with the Rhodes Trust.
We find, fund, and empower young Africans who aspire towards the kind of leadership Mr Mandela embodied: leaders who can bridge historic divides and who use their talents for the betterment of their societies and our continent.
We do this by providing a postgraduate scholarship for young leaders to study in South Africa, an experience which is accompanied by a residential Leadership Development Programme. We believe that leadership begins with inner transformation, and our Programmes are built on our founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship and leadership.
“As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself… great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.” — Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 2004
Benefits of Mandela Rhodes Masters Scholarship
- The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship offers comprehensive funding for the core costs associated with your studies.
- It covers tuition for a one-year Honours degree or a two-year Masters degree in any field at a recognised South African institution of higher education.
- This includes tuition and registration fees, allowances for study materials, research, and medical aid, accommodation and meals, personal allowance and economy class travel to and from your home country to your South African university at the beginning and end of your degree.
- You will also receive a personal allowance.
Requirements for Mandela Rhodes Masters Scholarship Qualification
If you are between the ages of 19 and 29, are a citizen of any African country, and have a first degree with above average academic results (70% or upper second), you are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
Where can I study?
You can study at:
- AFDA, the School for the Creative Economy
- Cape Peninsula University of Technology
- Durban University of Technology
- Mangosuthu University of Technology
- Monash University
- Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
- North West University
- Rhodes University
- Tshwane University of Technology
- University of Cape Town
- University of Fort Hare
- University of Free State
- University of Johannesburg
- University of KwaZulu-Natal
- University of Limpopo
- University of Pretoria
- University of Stellenbosch
- University of the Western Cape
- University of the Witwatersrand
- University of Venda
- University of Zululand
- Vaal University of Technology
- Walter Sisulu University
Interview date, Process and Venue for Mandela Rhodes Masters Scholarship
We look for young Africans who have demonstrated the potential to embody our founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership. You must have already assumed leadership and made an impact on your campus or community.
How to Apply
The applications timeline runs from March to November of each year, for the following year’s intake. Applications open on 22 March 2022 and close 21 April 2022. You will apply online, and access our application platform through our website.
Interested and qualified? Go to Mandela Rhodes Foundation (MRF) on mandela-rhodes.embark.com to apply
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