Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship Programme 2021 for Young Africans | Fully Funded: The Mandela Rhodes Foundation Calls for Applications from Academically Excellent Young Africans for its 2021 Postgraduate (PG) Scholarship Award to Study at a South African Tertiary Institution.
The Scholarship provides full funding for up to a maximum of two years of postgraduate study for an African citizen at recognised South African institutions.
The programme is built on the Foundation’s founding principles of
reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership, and a
belief that leadership begins with inner transformation.
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 Foundation’s
programme is delivered primarily through a series of week-long
residential workshops which you will attend during your time in
- Open to citizens of all African countries and 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 January 31, 2020;
should have a history of well above average academic results and
reflect in their character a commitment to the four principles of
Education, Reconciliation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship;
- Applicants must
be able to attend all compulsory elements of the leadership development
programme. These activities can occur during the week or on weekends.
The scholarship covers
- Tuition and registration fees as set by your university or 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
- A personal allowance as set by the MRF
- Research and conferencing grants can be made available on request
flights for international scholars from their home countries to their
institutions at the start and end of their studies
How to Apply.
- Step 1: Check programme requirements
- Step 2: Get your documents ready
They require three letters of recommendation as part of your
application. Your recommenders must submit their letters through the
application platform.Without these letters, you cannot submit your
application. Get in touch with three people who have relevant experience
of you and insight into your character as soon as possible – even
before applications open – to ask them permission and give them time to
write their letters. Once you register a recommender on the platform,
they will receive an email asking them to log on and upload their
- Documentation: You will be required to upload
certificates of completion for your degrees, transcripts of your
academic results, and scans of your ID and passport documents.
You will be asked to write two short essays, one on your personal
journey, and one on a specific question relating to our principles.
for university: You will be asked to fill in your proposed course of
study on your application. They do not require proof that you have
applied, but they recommend that you apply as soon as possible, and to
more than one university.
- STEP 3: Apply online!
16 April 2020.