Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarships 2022: (Deadline 20 April 2021)
The Mandela Rhodes Foundation invites young African researchers to apply for the fully-funded scholarships for the academic session starting in 2022. The Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarships programme is a combination of financial support for postgraduate studies as well as a high-quality Leadership Development Programme, with the intention of building exceptional leadership capacity in Africa.
The Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarships cover tuition for a one-year Honours degree or a two-year Masters’s degree in any field at a recognized South African institution of higher education. In addition to that, the scholarship will cover the following things
- Tuition and registration fees as set by the institution as well as 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 end of their degree.
- Furthermore, the successful recipient of the scholarship will receive a personal allowance.
The Scholarship is open to citizens of all African countries to postgraduate study at South African universities or tertiary institutions. Candidates must be of between the ages of 19 and 29 and should have a first degree with marks above the average academic results. Moreover, candidates must have 70% or higher marks to be eligible.
Interested applicants must apply online for the Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship. They can log onto the applications platform to access the application and upload the necessary documents and essays. The three people who write the recommendation letter must also log onto the platform to upload their letters directly. Applicants must give them plenty of time to write their letters, sign onto the platform, and upload them. Moreover, the application cannot be submitted without the letters and will not be considered.
The Mandela Rhodes Foundation looks for young Africans who have demonstrated the potential to embody the founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Generally, candidates must have already assumed leadership and made an impact on the campus or community.