Fully funded Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship for African Students 2021

Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship 2021: Mandela Rhodes Foundation is delighted to announce the re-opening of 2021 scholarship applications to support high-level African students in their studies and career development.

The scholarship aims to align both financial assistance and a leadership program that will strengthen scholars, enable scholars to grow and connect with young African change-makers.

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship provides complete financial assistance for the core expenses of student studies. It includes a one-year honors degree or two-year master’s degree in any profession at a known South African higher education institution.

Degree Level

Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship is Master Degree Scholarship at any recognized South Africa universities

Available Course

The scholarship program covers all courses study at Master degree level in South Africa universities

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Scholarship Benefits

The scholarship is fully funded and its covers:

  • Tuition and registration fees
  • allowances for study materials
  • research, medical aid
  • Food and lodging
  • economy class air travel ticket to and from home country to South Africa

Eligible Countries

All African countries

Eligibility criteria

Applicants are expected to meet the following criteria for the Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship 2021:

  • Candidates must be from Africa between the ages of 19 and 29 and have a bachelor’s degree with above-average academic achievement that are willing to continue their educational careers in South Africa.
  • Candidate s must illustrate the ability to embody the basic principles of peaceful coexistence, education, innovation and leadership. Applicants must have already assumed leadership and have had an influence on campus or the community.
  • Applicants should be willing to comply with the rules and regulations governing the behaviour of scholars and candidates of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation.
  • Applicants should be ready and able to return to their home country and have an impact on their societies with the knowledge they have acquired.


Application procedures

Interested candidates must register online on the application platform to access the application and send the necessary documentation and essays. Applicants must make sure that their three referees log on to the platform to send their letters of recommendation directly as an application cannot be submitted without letters and will not be taken into consideration.

Application deadline : 16th May, 2021

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