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Mandela Rhodes Foundation 2024 Scholarships For African Students

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships Program combines financial support for postgraduate studies with a top-notch leadership development program in order to develop extraordinary leadership potential in Africa.

A Mandela Rhodes Scholarship enables a Scholar to enroll in an eligible postgraduate degree program at a South African postsecondary institution that is registered with the South African Council on Higher Education. Now, the Scholarship is given for an Honours or Master’s degree and is awarded for one or a maximum of two years.

The leadership development programme has the following three components.

  • Three residential workshops
  • Three regional group pods
  • Mentoring

Mandela Rhodes Foundation (MRF)

One of Nelson Mandela’s three official legacy organizations, the Mandela Rhodes Foundation was established in 2003 in collaboration with the Rhodes Trust. We identify, support, and help young Africans who aspire to the kind of leadership that Mr. Mandela exemplified: leaders who can cross generational gaps and use their skills to advance their societies and our continent.

Mandela Rhodes Postgraduate Scholarship Benefits

The Scholarship covers the cost of a Scholar as follows:

  • Tuition and registration fees as set by the 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;
  • Economy-class travel allowance for international Scholars only from the Scholar’s home to their institution at the beginning and back home at the end of their degree programme;
  • Personal allowance.

Mandela Rhodes Postgraduate Scholarship Qualification Requirements

  • The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships are open to citizens of all African countries
  • The Scholarship 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 31 January 2021
  • Applicants should have a history of well-above average-academic results
  • Individuals that reflect in their character a commitment to the four principles of Education, Reconciliation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  • The MRF leadership development activities sometimes include weekends. It is a condition of the Scholarship that attendance is compulsory
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