2017 Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship Programme in South Africa

Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship Programme in South Africa , and applications are submitted till 2 May 2016Applications are invited for Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship to provide educational opportunities to young postgraduate students from Africa. Mandela Rhodes Scholarship enables a Scholar to study at a South African tertiary institution registered with the South African Council on Higher Education for an accredited postgraduate degree programme. The Scholarship is awarded for one or a maximum of two years, currently for an Honours or Masters degree. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): at any recognised South African institutions of higher education | South Africa

Level: postgraduate study (Honours and Masters degrees only at present)

Field(s): any field

Deadline: 2 May 2016.

Funded By: The Mandela Rhodes Foundation

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2016 Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship is targeted for Students from Africa (Algeria,Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, São Tomé and Príncipe, 

Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for this Mandela Rhodes scholarship.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified

Scholarship Duration: The Scholarship is awarded for one or a maximum of two years, currently for an Honours or Masters degree.

Scholarship covers: The 2016 Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship covers the cost of a Scholar as follows:

  • Tuition and registration fees as set by the institution;
  • A study materials allowance as set by the MRF;
  • Accommodation and meal allowances as set by the MRF;
  • A medical aid allowance as set by the MRF;
  • 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;
  • Personal allowance.


The aim of 2016 Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship to help in building leadership excellence in Africa. A Mandela Rhodes Scholarship is more than a bursary, though the costs of Scholars are generously covered during their period of study.

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation offers young Africans who exhibit academic prowess as well as broader leadership potential an educational opportunity unique on the continent. While pursuing their chosen post-graduate degree, each Scholar benefits from access to leadership development programmes, rooted in the principles underpinning the Foundation.

In addition to the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of fellow-Scholars that spans the continent and academic disciplines, they become part of a wide-ranging network of young Africans of excellence who are expected to play leadership roles in their fields and societies in the years following their time ‘in residence’.


Have what it take to avail 2016 Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship ? 

 The scholarship is open to citizens of all African countries;

 The scholarship is for postgraduate study at a South African university or tertiary institution (Honours and Masters degrees only);

 Any individual between 19 and 30 years of age may apply;

 Individuals that reflect in their character a commitment to the four principles of Education, Reconciliation, Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship;

 Applicants should have a history of well above average academic results.

Selection Criteria for 2016 Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship

‣ The Scholarship programme will seek candidates who identify with the values expressed in the document ‘Characteristics Sought in a Mandela Rhodes Scholar’, further elucidated by the Trustees as follows.

  • Leadership
  • Reconciliation
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship


‣ Successful applicants notified by the MRF.

Scholarship Application Method 

‣ All applicants apply online using this Online Application Form

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 2 May 2016.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

 It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about 2016 Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship


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