The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) has announced the MINDS Scholarship Program for young African leaders who are devoted to fostering better cooperation among African countries in order to achieve the continent’s long-term development.
The purpose of the scholarship program is to allow African students to study in a nation other than their own and therefore immerse themselves in the richness and diversity that the country and its people have to offer. Young African scholars are urged to take advantage of the scholarship opportunity in order to further their study.
About Mandela Institute for Development Studies
The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is a pan-African think tank that facilitates discourse, information distribution, and networking.
Our programs are based on thorough research into all areas of African heritage, with the goal of influencing policy and practice on crucial issues such as governance, integrated economic development, and the evolution of African institutions.
We aim to solve the immediate, medium, and long-term developmental difficulties that Africa faces in a holistic and comprehensive manner through our programs.
On the basis of a sharp self-awareness, the MINDS’ objective is for African societies to achieve democracy, economic development, social inclusion, and their due place in the global world.
Our objective, guided by our vision, is to provide a platform for conversation, information distribution, and networking, based on thorough research on many aspects of African heritage.
The MIND Postgraduate Scholarship’s Purpose and Benefits
- Accommodation and meals
- One return ticket per duration of studies
- A fixed stipend
MIND Postgraduate Scholarship Qualification Requirements
To be considered for the MINDS Leadership Scholarship Program, you must:
- Applicants must be enrolled full-time at one of the MINDS recommended universities in a one- or two-year Honors or Master’s degree program.
- Individuals with a Pan-African perspective, shown leadership skills, and an outstanding academic record who aspire to study on the African continent outside of their native country are eligible to apply.
- For admission to any of the MINDS recommended institutions, applicants must have earned a relevant bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
- To pursue postgraduate education, applicants must be formally accepted by one or more MINDS recommended institution/s.
- Applicants must provide proof of demonstrated leadership talents or potential, as outlined in the application form’s questions and requirements.
Documents Required for Application
Please scan, save, and prepare the following documents for upload. All papers must be in PDF format to be uploaded. Each attachment should not be larger than 2MB.
- A copy of your passport’s data/bio page.
- The last two years of academic transcripts/results slips must be validated.
- A copy of the university’s official acceptance letter. The letter must include the following information:
It must be addressed to the applicant.
Indicate the degree the candidate has been accepted to pursue.
Indicate the academic year in which your degree will begin.
Indicate how long the course will last (e.g. one year).
- Proof of application OR a copy of a valid study permit or visa. (Optional)
- A comprehensive CV/Resume of no more than four (4) single-sided pages is required.
- Two reference letters (no more than three pages each) addressing the applicant’s shown integrity, ability and/or potential as a leader, and commitment to the African continent’s development.
How to Apply
If you’re interested and qualified, please fill out the form below. To apply, go to Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS).
Applicants for the MINDS Scholarship Programme in Leadership Development should submit their applications in PDF format, together with the requisite papers.
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