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Mandela Rhodes Scholarship

Participating University

Full Scholarship

AFDA, the School for the Creative Economy, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Durban University of Technology, Mangosuthu University of Technology Monash University, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, North West University, Rhodes University, Tshwane University of Technology, University of Cape Town, University of Fort Hare, University of Free State, University of Johannesburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Limpopo, University of Pretoria, University of Stellenbosch, University of the Western Cape, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Venda, University of Zululand, Vaal University of Technology, or Walter Sisulu University

Post-Graduate Degree


20 April 2024


South Africa, Developing Countries


Scholarship Description

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship offers comprehensive funding for the core costs associated with your studies. It covers tuition for a one-year Honours degree or a two-year Masters degree in any field at a recognised South African institution of higher education. This includes tuition and registration fees, allowances for study materials, research, and medical aid, accommodation and meals, personal allowance and economy class travel to and from your home country to your South African university at the beginning and end of your degree. You will also receive a personal allowance.


See if you qualify:

  • You must be a citizen of an African country

  • You must be between the ages of 19 and 29

  • By 1 Jan 2024, You must have an undergraduate degree with excellent academic results (above 70% or upper-second class Honours)

  • You must be able to study at a postgraduate level in English.

  • You must aspire to be an ethical leader and I am committed to using my talents to advance equality, freedom and human dignity in Africa

  • You must admire Nelson Mandela’s ability to bridge divides and bring people together around our common humanity

  • You must be prepared to reflect deeply on my own leadership and undergo a process of personal change and growth

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