The Government of Mauritius is awarding scholarships to deserving students who are resident citizens of member states of the African Union or African Commonwealth countries, as per the following criteria:
- For undergraduate programmes, applicants should be above 18 years of age and should not have reached their 26th birthday by 01 January 2024.
For PhD programmes, applicants should not have reached 40 years by 01 January 2024.
Applicants must have already applied for a full-time on-campus programme (Diploma, Degree, MPhil or PhD) at a public Higher Education Institution in Mauritius (listed in Section 8 in the appropriate Guidelines for Applicants) for academic year starting in 2023.
The scholarship will be for a maximum duration as indicated in the table below or the minimum course duration whichever is lesser.
SN Programme of Studies Maximum Duration
- Undergraduate Diploma Three (3) years
- Undergraduate Degree Four (4) years
- MPhil / PhD Four (4) years + 6 months for the transfer from MPhil to PhD
- PhD Three (3) years
The Scholarship will support successful candidates in meeting their tuition fees and in contributing to their living expenses during their studies in Mauritius. Furthermore, the scholarship covers a return airfare by the most economical route. This will be valid for travel from the country of origin at the beginning of the studies and back to the country of origin upon successful completion of studies. The following documents are available for download from the following websites (http://ministry-education.govmu.org and http://highereducationmauritius.com).
I. Guidelines for Applicants
- This document contains important information regarding the conditions attached to the scholarship, the application
procedure, and a list of public Higher Education Institutions in Mauritius where full-time on-campus studies are run.
II. Application Form (Applicants are invited to fill in the form electronically before printing)
- Application for the scholarship can only be made on the application form, duly filled-in. Section 5 of the application
form should be endorsed and completed by the Nominating Agency in the country of citizenship of the applicant.
An application under this Scheme is to be made solely through the Nominating Agency responsible for the
processing of scholarships in the country of citizenship of the applicant. Such Nominating Agency, which may
typically be part of the Ministry of Education in the country of the applicant, will then shortlist and endorse the
applications of a maximum of FIFTEEN (15) eligible candidates (the decision on the distribution of nominees from
the undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes rest on the nominating agencies) and submit the duly
completed application forms as per the table below:
How to Apply
To participate for the Government of Mauritius Africa Scholarship Scheme, The following documents are available for download from the following websites (http://ministry-education.govmu.org/ and http://highereducationmauritius.com/):
- Application Form (Applicants are invited to fill in the form electronically before printing: Application for the scholarship can only be made on the application form, duly filled-in
- Guidelines for Applicants: This document contains important information regarding the conditions attached to the scholarship, the application procedure, and a list of public Higher Education Institutions in Mauritius where full-time on-campus studies are run.