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The Government of Mauritius offers to award 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 2025. 

2. For MPhil/PhD programmes, applicants should not have reached 40 years by 01 January 2025. 

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 relevant Guidelines for Applicants) for the academic year starting in 2024. 

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

  • Undergraduate Diploma: Three (3) years 

  • Undergraduate Degree: Four (4) years 

  • MPhil: Two (2) years 

  • MPhil / PhD: Four (4) years + 6 months for the transfer from MPhil to PhD 

  • PhD: Three (3) years 

Scholarship Benefit

The Scholarship will support successful candidates in meeting their tuition fees and contributing to their living expenses during their studies in Mauritius. Furthermore, the scholarship covers 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 ( and 

Application Guidelines

  • Scholarship applications can only be made on the application form duly filled in.  

  • An application under this scheme is to be made solely through the nominating agency responsible for processing scholarships in the applicant's country of citizenship.  

  • Section 5 of the application form should be endorsed and completed by the Nominating Agency in the applicant's country of citizenship, which is the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in Eswatini

  • 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

Undergraduate Diploma Applications

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. 

Undergraduate Degree Applications

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; 


(ii) at least an overall average of 60% or an overall average of 12/20; 


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

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

All applicants must have already applied for at least one full-time on-campus programme at a public HEI of their choice (listed under Section 8). This application must be made as soon as the HEIs have opened their application windows on their respective websites. An applicant may either: 

(a) obtain a conditional offer (letter of admission) from their chosen Mauritian public HEI and submit this along with the scholarship application: 


(b) submit a receipt of payment of the application fee from their chosen Mauritian public HEI along with the scholarship application. 

Note: The application fee shall be refunded to successful applicants

Applicants must submit the completed Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Application Form and all documents as per the Checklist (Section 7) to their respective Nominating Agencies. This should be done by a deadline to be determined by the Nominating Agency and communicated to prospective applicants. 

Candidates must also submit the fully completed Application Form and certified copies of the following documents as part of their application to their local Nominating Agency: 

(i) Birth Certificate; 

(ii) Relevant educational certificates and transcripts. Applicants must produce original certificates to the Ministry within two weeks of their arrival in Mauritius. 

(iii) Medical certificate to be filled and stamped by a registered medical practitioner in Section 6 of the Application Form; and 

(iv) Copy of passport biodata page (if available).

Please Note:

Applications for the Scholarships are to be made to the Nominating Agency in the applicant’s country of origin and are NOT to be sent directly to Mauritius by the applicant. The Nominating Agency, the Ministry of Labour, will shortlist and nominate candidates (indicating the level of studies for each nominated candidate). The Nominating Agency of the country of citizenship of the candidates, or the Ministry of Education, will subsequently transmit the application forms to Mauritius. 

Living allowance

  • Awardees are expected to come to Mauritius with sufficient funds (at least USD 1000) to meet expenses during the initial phase of their stay (about three (3) months) while formalities are being completed locally. 

  • A monthly living allowance of MUR 14,200 will be paid to awardees as part support to meet their living expenses. Students are expected to supplement this amount to cover the cost of living in Mauritius. This allowance will be credited to the awardee’s bank account in Mauritius monthly, subject to the submission of evidence of satisfactory progress and attendance in the study programme by the HEI. 

  • The payment of allowances during the final year of enrolment in the study programme will cover, on a pro-rata basis, a period of four (4) weeks following the last day of examinations.

Eligible Institutions

  • 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

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