The Government of the Republic of Mauritius is offering grants to understudies who are a citizen of the member states of the African Union or African Commonwealth countries for full-time, on-campus, Undergraduate and postgraduate programs in public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Mauritius.
The applicant properly completed form should be submitted through the Nominating Agency of the individual nations.
A rundown of Nominating Agencies for Mauritius Scholarship For African Students can be found on the site of this Ministry at http://ministry-education.govmu.org/English/educationsector/Pages/TertiaryEducation.aspx
Applications for the Mauritius Scholarship For African Students are to be made to the Nominating Agency in the applicant’s country of origin and are NOT to be sent straightforwardly to Mauritius by the candidate. The Nominating Agency, which is part of the Ministry of Education, will choose and designate up to five (5) candidates for undergrad programs (demonstrating the level of studies for each nominated candidate).
The Nominating Agency of the nation of each successful applicant, or the Ministry of Education, will subsequently send the application forms to Mauritius.
Scholarship prerequisite for the Mauritius Scholarship For African Students
For Masters Scholarship
Candidates ought to have effectively finished a college degree with: (I) at least an upper second class from a recognized higher education establishment; OR (ii) a GPA/CPA higher than 60% from higher institutions; OR (iii) alternative qualifications acceptable to the Ministry.
• Note: successful applicant ought to present their detailed study plan of around 750 words alongside their application
• Candidates previously holding a Master’s certificate or comparable won’t be considered.
• Course requirements and data on each Masters’ Program are available on the website of the Higher Education Institutions as follows: i. University of Mauritius – M.Sc Finance ii. University of Technology, Mauritius – M.Sc Climate Change, Health & Disaster Management iii. Mahatma Gandhi Institute – M.A Media Arts
• The onus for the arrangement of the equivalent of qualifications rests upon the candidates.
For Undergraduate Scholarship
Applicants should have Either (I). At least five (5) credits at School Certificate (S.C), or General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) ‘O’ Level or International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), compulsory credit in English Language or satisfactory proof of capability in English Language ( according to para 1.3.3 below).
• Or (ii). Five (5) ‘O’ Level passes awarded by some other affirmed examining body considered to be comparable to (I) above, including a pass in English Language or worthy proof of capability in English Language (according to para 1.3.3 below).
• Or (iii) Qualification is comparable to (I) above. Note: (a) A pass in English at A-level will be acceptable in lieu of English Language at ‘O’ Level. (b) A pass at subsidiary level and/or ‘A’ Level or identical will be worthy in place of a pass at ‘O’ Level according to (I) and (ii) above.
• Some certificates may have higher qualification requirements than (I) and (ii) and applications will be considered only for applicants meeting the base prerequisites of these programs.
• Candidates previously holding a diploma won’t be thought of
• Candidates ought to have completed secondary schooling and ought to reach the minimum grade requirements as shown beneath (I) at least 21 points at GCE or HSC A-Level which will be based on the following evaluations got in three Principal subjects: A+=10, A=9, B=8, C=7, and D=6; OR (ii) at least a general average of 60% or a general average of 12/20; OR (iii) qualification equivalent to (I) or (ii) above.
Note: Candidates previously holding a college degree won’t be thought of
Scholarship Duration and Reward
This scholarship provides for an annual payment of tuition fees and other studies-related expenses (for example general/yearly charges and incidental expenses, and so forth) according to the framework below: SN Beneficiaries from Applicable Rate Tuition Fee settled up to SADC Countries Local Fees MUR100,000 2 Non-SADC Countries International Fees MUR160,000 (as at 18 January 2021, 1 USD = MUR 39.55)
• Scholarship holders won’t be permitted to move to another HEI or change the course of study once they have been given a Scholarship.
• Scholarship holder will need to bear the expense of educational expenses and other studies-related costs surpassing the sums referenced above.
• The Scholarship holder should bear all expenses related to any examination re-sit or repeat of any academic year
• The scholarship will be for a minimum length of two years or the minimum course duration whichever is lesser
• Living Allowance
• Travel Allowance
• Health Insurance
Duration of Scholarship
1. Undergraduate Diploma – Three (3) years 2
2. Undergraduate Degree – Four (4) years
3. Master – Two (2) years
4. MPhil / Ph.D. – Four (4) years + 6 months for the transfer from MPhil to Ph.D. 5 Ph.D. Three (3) years
How to Apply for the Mauritius Scholarship For African Students
An application under this Scheme is to be made exclusively through the Nominating Agency responsible for the handling of scholarship in the country of origin of the applicant.
Such Nominating Agency, which may commonly be part of the Ministry of Education in the nation of the candidate, will at that point waitlist and endorse the applications of a maximum of FIFTEEN (15) qualified applicants (five in each category of Undergraduate, Masters and MPhil/Ph.D.) and present the appropriately completed application forms.
• Deadline for electronic submission – 30 April 2021
• Deadline for submission of printed copy – 14 May 2021
• Applications, along with supporting documents as required ought to be sent to the Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Mauritius at their location, for the last selection.
Closing date: April 30, 2021/May 14, 2021