Programme outline

As part of a commitment to promote capacity-building at high level across thecontinent, the
Government of Mauritius is awarding scholarships to deserving students who are resident citizens of
member states of the African Union or of African Commonwealth countries for full-time, on-campus
undergraduate and postgraduate programmes tenable in public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
in Mauritius.

The Department of Higher Education and Training is responsible for the nomination of South Africans
for this scholarship. The below information is for South African applicants only. Applicants from other
countries should contact their government or local representative of the Government of Mauritius for
information on how they can apply.

Degree level

Bachelor's
Master's
PhD

Deadlines

There are two intakes for the 2019 academic year and are indicated below:

Intake date (start of identified programme)

Deadline for submission of scholarship application to DHET

March 2019

31 January 2019

August 2019

25 March 2019

 

No late applications will be considered.

Who can apply?

General criteria

    -    South African citizens in good health and with a strong academic record;
    -    Candidates must have an interest in studying in Mauritius and demonstrate a commitment
         to the development of South Africa;
    -    Candidates must be available to study in Mauritius at the start of their academic programme
         in 2019;
    -    All applicants must meet the entry criteria for their selected programme in Mauritius;
    -    Have an interest in studying in Mauritius and demonstrate a commitment to the development of South Africa;
    -    All applicants must meet the minimum academic requirement for entry into a similar
         programme at a South African university;
    -    All candidates must have proficiency in English
    -    Not be in receipt of a scholarship from any other public source in Mauritius

 

Undergraduate scholarship applicants

    -    Must have successfully completed National Senior Certificate with a Bachelor's pass and a
         minimum of 65% average mark achieved, excluding Life Orientation subject
    -    Applicants should be above 18 years of age and should not have reached their 26th birthday
         at the closing date of application;
    -    Applicants must have already applied for full-time on-campus undergraduate studies at any
         public Higher Education Institution in Mauritius for academic year starting in 2019;

 

Master's scholarship applicants

    -    Master's applicants must have completed an Honour's degree with a minimum of 65%
         average mark achieved;
    -    Applicants should not have reached 35 years of age at the closing date of application;
    -    All applicants must submit a detailed study/research plan of about 750 words and a name of
         a proposed supervisor in Mauritius, where applicable.

 

PhD scholarship applicants

    -    PhD applicants must already hold a Master's by research or equivalent degree in the relevant
         field;
    -    Applicants should not have reached 45 years of age at the closing date of application;
    -    All applicants must submit a detailed study/research plan of about 1 500 words and a name
         of a proposed supervisor in Mauritius, where applicable;
    -    Candidates must submit evidence of support from a named supervisor from one of the
         universities in Mauritius together with their application;
    -    PhD applicants are required to contact potential supervisors at the following link/emails:

     

    Institution

    Link/emails

    University of Mauritius

    http://www.uom.ac.mu/Images/Files/Research/themes.pdf

    University of Technology, Mauritius

    directorgeneral@umail.utm.ac.mu and
    registrar@umail.utm.ac.mu

    Université des Mascareignes

    udmcrh@udm.ac.mu


     

    Fields of Study for South African Applicants

    All fields of study available at the participating Mauritian Public Tertiary Education Institutions
    excluding Bachelor's degrees in medicine. Applicants for medical degrees will not be considered.

    What the scholarship offers

      -   Tuition fees and course-related costs of up to MUR 100 000;
      -   Monthly living allowance to the value of MUR 12 500;
      -   Reimbursement of airfare to travel to and from Mauritius.

     Please note: Successful applicants will have to book and pay for their own travel to Mauritius and
    cover any additional costs not covered by the scholarship.

    Application to university in Mauritius

    All applicants for the scholarship must have already applied for at least one full-time on-campus
    programme at a public higher education institution of their choice in Mauritius. Either a conditional
    offer or an acknowledgement of application from a Mauritian HEI must be submitted together with
    the scholarship application. Application for university admission must be made as soon as the
    Mauritian institutions have opened their application windows on their respective websites.

    Application for the March 2019 intake may be made at any of the following institutions:

    For Undergraduate Programmes

    Institution

    Tentative application period

    Website

    Opening

    Closing

    University of Technology, Mauritius

    Nov 2018

    End Jan 2019

    www.utm.ac.mu

    Mauritius Institute of Training and Development

    Jan 2019

    Feb 2019

    www.mitd.mu

    Polytechnics Mauritius Ltd

    Mid Dec 2018

    Mid April 2019

    www.poly.ac.mu

    For Postgraduate Programme

    University of Technology, Mauritius

    Nov 2018

    End Jan 2019

    www.utm.ac.mu

     

    Application for the August 2019 intake may be made at any of the following institutions:

     

    For Undergraduate Programme

    Institution

    Tentative application period

    Website

    Opening

    Closing

    University of Mauritius

    Feb 2019

    March 2019

    www.uom.ac.mu

    University of Technology, Mauritius

    Mid May 2019

    Mid June 2019

    www.utm.ac.mu

    Université des Mascareignes

    End Jan 2019

    End May 2019

    www.udm.ac.mu

    Fashion and Design Institute

    Feb 2019

    May 2019

    www.fdi.mu

    Mauritius Institute of Education

    Mid March 2019

    Mid April 2019

    www.mie.ac.mu

    Mahatma Gandhi Institute

    Feb 2019

    March 2019

    www.mgirti.ac.mu

    Rabindranath Tagore Institute

    Feb 2019

    March 2019

    www.mgirti.ac.mu

    Mauritius Institute of Training and Development

    Feb 2019

    April 2019

    www.mitd.mu

    Polytechnics Mauritius Ltd

    Mid June 2019

    Mid Sept 2019

    www.poly.ac.mu

    Open University of Mauritius

    Mid Jan 2019

    Mid Feb 2019

    www.open.ac.mu

    For Postgraduate Programme

    University of Mauritius

    March 2019

    April 2019

    www.uom.ac.mu

    University of Technology, Mauritius

    Mid May 2019

    Mid June 2019

    www.utm.ac.mu

    Université des Mascareignes

    End Jan 2019

    End May 2019

    www.udm.ac.mu

    Mauritius Institute of Education

    Mid March 2019

    Mid April 2019

    www.mie.ac.mu

    Mahatma Gandhi Institute

    Mid Jan 2019

    Mid Feb 2019

    www.mgirti.ac.mu

    Rabindranath Tagore Institute

    Mid Jan 2019

    Mid Feb 2019

    www.mgirti.ac.mu

    Open University of Mauritius

    Mid Jan 2019

    Mid Feb 2019

    www.open.ac.mu

     

    Application Process for South African Scholarship Applicants

    STAGE ONE:  Submit an application for admission to identified, eligible Mauritian institution (an
    application fee may be required and should be paid by the applicant).

    STAGE TWO:  Complete the DHET application form, available to download here for undergraduate
    scholarship
    and here for postgraduate scholarship email it internationalscholarships@dhet.gov.za
    no later than 31 January 2019 for the March 2019 intake and on 25 March 2019 for the August 2019
    intake, together with certified copies of:

      -    your highest qualification certificate;
      -    all post-school academic transcripts (if applicable);
      -    passport
      -    All postgraduate (Master's and PhD) applications must attach a 1-2 page research plan,
          including research aims and objectives, methodology and social relevance of the proposed
          study

    All documents submitted must be clear and in PDF format (no photographs of documents will be
    accepted).

    STAGE THREE:  Applications that meet the minimum eligibility criteria only will be submitted for review
    and may be requested to attend an interview.


    STAGE FOUR:  ONLY shortlisted applicants will be requested to submit the following additional
    documents by email to internationalscholarships@dhet.gov.za.

      -   Completed Mauritius-Africa Scholarship application form, available to download here.
      -   A medical certificate completed and stamped by a Registered Medical Practitioner in Section
          6 of the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship application form
      -   Certified copy of birth certificate;
      -   Copy of letter of conditional offer or proof of application by a public higher education
          institution in Mauritius OR copy of acknowledgement notice from the HEI

    Please only submit this form and supporting documents to the DHET if requested to do so.

    For the March intake, shortlisted applicants will be informed by 8 February 2019 and must submit all
    documents by no later than 15 February 2019.

    For the August intake, shortlisted applicants will be informed by 5 April 2019 and must submit all
    documents by no later than 9 April 2019.

    STAGE FIVE:  Nominated applicants will be reviewed by the Mauritian Government and a final decision will
    be taken by them.

    Please email enquiries to email: internationalscholarships@dhet.gov.za. All applications received by
    the DHET will be acknowledged by email within 3 working days. Please follow up if you do not
    receive an email acknowledgement.

    Note

    Please note that this scholarship is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training.
    Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are
    responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. If there are any
    discrepancies in the details provided regarding the scholarship, the information given by the sponsor
    supersedes the details provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the
    Department of Higher Education and Training.