31 March 2019.


South Africa.

(Fully  Funded)


 Mandela Rhodes Scholar- Mandela Rhodes Foundation

A Mandela Rhodes Scholarship enables a Scholar to study at a South African tertiary institution registered with the South African Council on Higher Education (and approved by the MRF) for an accredited postgraduate degree programme. The Scholarship is currently awarded for either a one year Honours or an up to two years Masters degree, or their academic equivalents.

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The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships programme is a combination of financial support for postgraduate studies and a high-quality Leadership Development Programme, with the intention of building exceptional leadership capacity in Africa.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Academic Fields provided by the universities except for medicine and MBA.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

 1 or 2 years depending on the master’s program.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The Scholarship is 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 2019.
  • 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
  • Applicants must be able to attend all compulsory elements of our Leadership Development Programme. These activities can occur during the week or on weekends.
  • The Scholarship cannot be deferred once awarded. It must be taken up in the year which was applied for.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • The Scholarship covers the cost of a Scholar as follows:
    1. Tuition and registration fees as set by the institution.
    2. A study materials allowance as set by the MRF.
    3. Accommodation and meal allowances as set by the MRF.
    4. A medical aid allowance as set by the MRF.
    5. 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.
    6. Personal allowance.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an account at the online portal of the foundation.

Second Step: Fill in the required personal information and academic background. 

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This Scholarship Published by:
Salma Aittaleb/ Morocco

Reviewed by” Soueilem Mohamed Lemine / Mauritania
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team