Mandela Rhodes Scholarship Programme 2021 (fully funded)

Interested candidates can now start applying for the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship Programme 2021.
The programme is built on founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership, and a belief that leadership begins with inner transformation.
It aim to keep Nelson Mandela’s legacy alive by equipping young African leaders with the competence and courage to transform the continent into a place where everyone has equal opportunity to thrive. The programme is delivered primarily through a series of week-long residential workshops which you will attend during your time in residence.

Eligibility criteria
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% and above), you are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Selection criteria
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.

Financial support
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.

Deadline: April 16, 2020
Our applications timeline runs from March to November of each year, for the following year’s intake. Applications open in mid-March and close in mid-April. You will apply online, and access our application platform through our website.
Step 1: Check programme requirements
Step 2: Get your documents ready
Step 3: Apply

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