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2023 Mauritius Africa Scholarship Scheme


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:

  1. For undergraduate programmes, applicants should be above 18 years of age and should not have reached their 26th birthday by 01 January 2024.

  2. For PhD programmes, applicants should not have reached 40 years by 01 January 2024.

  3. 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.

  4. The scholarship will be for a maximum duration as indicated in the table below or the minimum course duration whichever is lesser.


Diploma application guideline -


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 awarded by any other approved examination body deemed to be equivalent to (i) above, inclusive of a pass in English Language or acceptable evidence of proficiency in English Language (as per para 1.3.3 below).


(iii) Qualification equivalent to (i) above.


(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 equivalent will be acceptable in lieu of a pass at ‘O’ Level as per (i) and (ii) above.

(c) 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.

(d) Candidates already holding a diploma will not be considered.

(e) For those coming from a French speaking country at least an overall average of 60% or an overall average of 12/20


Degree application guideline -


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; OR

(iii) qualification equivalent to (i) or (ii) above.

Note: Candidates already holding an undergraduate degree will not be considered

University of Mauritius:

University of Technology, Mauritius:

Academy of Design and Innovation:

Université des Mascareignes:

Mahatma Gandhi Institute:

Rabindranath Tagore Institute:

Mauritius Institute of Training and Development:

Polytechnics Mauritius Ltd:

Mauritius Institute of Education:

3. POSTGRADUATE 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 on the link/emails provided at section 8.3.

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 (Ministry of Education Government and Higher Education Mauritius)

1. 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.

2. 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:

Intake: August/September 2023

Deadline for electronic submission: 19 May 2023

Deadline for submission of hard copy: 26 May 2023


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




List of other nominating agencies:

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