2023 Mauritius Africa Scholarship
DEADLINE: 19 MAY 2023
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 the 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.
Further information can be found on: https://www.highereducationmauritius.com/africa-scholarship-scheme-2023-mauritius/
University of Mauritius: www.uom.ac.mu
University of Technology, Mauritius: www.utm.ac.mu
Academy of Design and Innovation: www.fdi.mu
Université des Mascareignes: www.udm.ac.mu
Mahatma Gandhi Institute: www.mgirti.ac.mu
Rabindranath Tagore Institute: www.mgirti.ac.mu
Mauritius Institute of Training and Development: www.mitd.mu
Polytechnics Mauritius Ltd: www.poly.ac.mu
Mauritius Institute of Education: www.mie.ac.mu
Diploma candidates must have:
(i). A minimum of 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), inclusive of a credit in English Language or acceptable evidence of proficiency in English Language (as per para 1.3.3 below).
(ii). Five (5) ‘O’ Level passes, inclusive of a pass in English Language
Some diploma programmes may have higher qualification requirements than those mentioned above and applications will be considered only for candidates meeting the minimum requirements of these programmes. Candidates already holding a diploma will not be considered.
2. UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE
Undergraduate degree candidates should have successfully completed end-of-secondary schooling and should satisfy the minimum grade requirements as indicated below:
(i) at least 21 points at GCE or HSC A-Level which will be computed on the basis of the following grades obtained in three Principal subjects: A+=10, A=9, B=8, C=7 & D=6; OR
(ii) at least an overall average of 60% or an overall average of 12/20
Note: Candidates already holding an undergraduate degree will not be considered
3. POSTGRADUATE DEGREE
For PhD programme: a first class undergraduate degree from a recognized University or an MPhil and meeting the requirements of the awarding body.
For MPhil / PhD programme: A recognized undergraduate degree with at least an upper second class degree (or CPA / GPA greater than 60%) and preferably with a masters’ degree. The onus to provide an equivalence of qualifications rests upon the applicants.
i. Candidates should submit their abridged research plan along with their application.
ii. Candidates applying for doctoral studies must provide the name and written acceptance of their proposed supervisor(s). PhD applicants are requested to contact potential supervisors.
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.
HOW TO APPLY
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, which is the Ministry of Labour. 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 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.
The Nominating Agency must ensure that the applicants meet ALL eligibility criteria and that ALL applications are complete prior to submission to the Mauritian Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology.
Checklist of Documents to be submitted to Nominating Agency
• Completed Application Form;
• Certified copy of Birth Certificate;
• Certified copy of bio-data page of passport, if available;
• Certified copies of educational certificates;
• Certified copies of transcripts;
• Medical certificate duly filled-in and signed by a registered medical Practitioner in Section 6 of the Application Form. This should be appropriately stamped or sealed;
• Copy of letter of conditional offer by a public Higher education institution in Mauritius (if available at time of application) OR copy of acknowledgement notice from the Mauritian public HEI that an application for a seat has been made and the appropriate application fee has been paid; and
• Abridged Research plan for candidates opting for a doctoral study.
• Supporting statement from a named supervisor from a University in Mauritius for PhD candidates.
Eswatini Nominating Agency
Ministry of labour and Social Security
Mrs Lungile Shongwe
Director National Employment Service
P. O. Box 198