MAURITIUS: Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme 2021

 

The Government of Mauritius is offering scholarships to eligible 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 the Nominating Agency for South African citizens who wish to apply for the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship. The information below is for South African applicants only. Applicants from other eligible countries should contact their Government or local representative of the Government of Mauritius for information on how to apply.  

 

Degree level

 

Diploma

Bachelor’s

Master’s

PhD

 

Deadlines

 

18 April 2021

 

Fields of Study for South African Applicants

 

Various fields of study are available at participating public tertiary education institutions in Mauritius for Bachelor’s and PhD programmes.  More information on study fields is available under guidelines for each study level below.

 

NB: Applications for medical degrees will not be considered.

 

The following Masters’ programmes are offered under the scheme:

 

Institution

Masters’ Programme, course requirements and information on the specific Masters’ Programmes

 

University of Mauritius

M.Sc Finance (Full-Time)

University of Technology, Mauritius

M.Sc Climate Change, Health & Disaster Management (Full-Time)

Mahatma Gandhi Institute

M.A Media Arts  

 

 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.

- Airfare to and from Mauritius.

- Costs of a compulsory 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Mauritius.

- Cost of a COVID-19 test upon arrival as well as related medical expenses should you test positive.

 

Please note: Successful candidates will have to cover the 14-day quarantine costs which will be refunded upon submission of all supporting original documents. Candidates will also be required to book and pay for their own travel to Mauritius which will be refunded.

Successful candidates are also required to make provision for all other expenses not covered under this scholarship, i.e. additional tuition costs above the tuition offer, costs of fieldwork, books and re-sit examination costs. Please read the guidelines carefully before applying.

 

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 2021;

- All applicants must meet the entry criteria for their selected programme in Mauritius;

- 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;

- Applicants must have already applied for full-time on-campus studies at any public Higher Education Institution in Mauritius for academic year starting in 2021 (proof of application is required upon submission);

- Undergo a medical check-up as per the Passport and Immigration Office requirements (http://passport.govmu.org), in Mauritius and the tests results shall be submitted to the Passport and Immigration Office, with a copy to the Ministry, not later than one month after arrival 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.

 

Master’s scholarship applicants

- Master’s applicants must have completed an Honour’s degree with a minimum of 60% 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;

- Applicants already holding a Masters’ degree or its equivalent will not be considered.

 

PhD scholarship applicants

- PhD applicants must already hold a Master’s by research or equivalent degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 60% average mark achieved;

- Applicants should not have reached 40 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;

- Applicants must submit evidence of support from a named supervisor from one of the universities in Mauritius together with their application;

- Applicants already holding a PhD degree or its equivalent will not be considered;

- 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

Director General

Registrar

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Application process

 

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 proof of application 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 August 2021 intake may be made at any of the following institutions:

 

For Undergraduate Programme

Institution

Tentative application period

Website

Opening

Closing

For Diploma Programme

Fashion and Design Institute

February 2021

June 2021

www.fdi.mu

Mauritius Institute of Training and Development

April 2021

August 2021

www.mitd.mu

Polytechnics Mauritius Ltd

May 2021

July 2021

June 2021

September 2021

www.poly.ac.mu

For Undergraduate Degrees

University of Mauritius

29 January 2021

31 July 2021

www.uom.ac.mu

University of Technology, Mauritius

April 2021

June 2021

www.utm.ac.mu

Université des Mascareignes

01 February 2021

15 April 2021

www.udm.ac.mu

Mahatma Gandhi Institute

29 January 2021

31 July 2021

www.mgirti.ac.mu

Rabindranath Tagore Institute

29 January 2021

31 July 2021

www.mgirti.ac.mu

For Master’s Programme

University of Mauritius

16 March 2021 

31 July 2021

www.uom.ac.mu

University of Technology, Mauritius

December 2020

February 2021

www.utm.ac.mu

Mahatma Gandhi Institute

16 March 2021 

31 July 2021

www.mgirti.ac.mu

 

  

STEP ONE: Submit an application for admission to identified eligible institutions in Mauritius (an application fee may be required and should be paid by the applicant).

 

STEP TWO: Complete the DHET application form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 18 April 2021 together with certified copies of:

- All post-school qualification certificate.

- All post-school academic transcripts.

- Copy of letter of conditional offer by a public Higher Education Institution in Mauritius (if available at time of application) OR proof of application/ copy of acknowledgement notice from a Mauritian public HEI that the application has been made and the appropriate application fee has been paid.

- 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).

 

STEP THREE: Applications that meet the minimum eligibility criteria will be submitted for review and applicants may be requested to attend an interview on 21 April 2021.

 

STEP FOUR: ONLY shortlisted applicants will be requested to submit the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Application Form available to download here for undergraduate scholarship and here for postgraduate scholarship. The following additional documents must accompany your application and be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

- 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.

- Supporting statement from a named supervisor (for MPhil/PhD applicants).

 

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

 

For the August intake, shortlisted applicants will be informed by 21 April 2021 and must submit all documents by no later than 28 April 2021.

 

STEP 5: Nominated applicants will be further reviewed by the Government of Mauritius and the final decision on the successful applicants will be made.

 

Candidates who have not been informed of their selection for award of a scholarship by end of August 2021 should consider their applications unsuccessful.

 

 

Documents and links

 

Call for Application

Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Application Form for undergraduate programme

Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Application Form for postgraduate programme

Guidelines for Applicants - Diploma and Undergraduate degree

Guidelines for Applicants Masters Programmes

Guidelines for Applicants - Mphil/PhD Programmes

A list of the registered public HEIs offering full-time on-campus higher education programmes

             

Contact

 

All enquiries should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All applications received by the DHET will be acknowledged by email within 2 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.

 

 


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