MAURITIUS: Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme 2023

The Government of Mauritius is offering scholarships to eligible South Africans for full-time, on-campus undergraduate and postgraduate programmes tenable in public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Mauritius for the 2023 academic year starting in August/September 2023.

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is the Nominating Agency for South Africans who wish to apply for the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme. 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


15 April 2023.

Note: Please note that the above deadline differs from what is contained in the guidelines below due to the processing of applications and selection processes that need to be completed by the DHET as the nominating agency. Failure to submit applications and supporting documents by the above due date will result in your application not being considered. 

Who Can Apply?

General Criteria:

Undergraduate Scholarship Applicants:

For MPhil / PhD programme:



University of Mauritius

University of Technology, Mauritius




Note: Self-financing African students already studying in Mauritius are NOT eligible to apply for the same programme level where they are currently studying under this Scholarship Scheme.

What the Scholarship Offers

The Mauritius Government offers:

The South African Government will provide:

Fields of Study for South African Applicants

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

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 acknowledgment 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 Mauritius institutions have opened their application windows on their respective websites. University application fees are payable.

The Department is offering support for the university application fees to the first qualifying 20 applicants who submit fully completed applications and supporting documents by Wednesday, 15 March 2023. Applicants would need to pay in advance and apply for a reimbursement.

Applications for the August/September 2023 intake may be made at any of the following institutions:


For Undergraduate (diploma/degree) Programme


Tentative application window





University of Mauritius 






January 2023






May 2023

University of Technology, Mauritius

Academy of Design and Innovation

Université des Mascareignes - applications open on 24 February 2023

Mahatma Gandhi Institute

Rabindranath Tagore Institute

Mauritius Institute of Training and Development

Polytechnics Mauritius Ltd

Mauritius Institute of Education


Ph.D. applicants are requested to contact potential Supervisors on the following link/emails.



University of Mauritius

University of Technology, Mauritius




STEP ONE: Submit an application for admission to identified eligible institutions in Mauritius by 15 April 2023.

The final due date for submission of conditional offer/proof of application 15 May 2023.

STEP TWO: Complete the Mauritius Africa Scholarship Scheme application form and email it to no later than 15 April 2023. At this point, applicants are not required to complete section 6 (medical certificate). Applicants are requested to make sure they utilise the correct application form for their level of study.

The following documents MUST accompany the completed application form:

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

STEP THREE: Shortlisted applicants may be required to complete an online questionnaire that will be sent in due course.

Following receipt of the online questionnaire, there will be further shortlisting of applicants going into the next round of selection who may be invited to attend an interview between 01 – 05 May 2023. Successful applicants from the interviews will be informed by 10 May 2023 of the next steps.

ONLY nominated applicants will be requested to submit the medical certificate completed and stamped by a Registered Medical Practitioner in Section 6 of the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship application form. Applicants should be prepared to pay for the medical checkup. The fully completed application document should be submitted to the DHET by no later than 15 May 2023.

STEP FOUR: Nominated applicants will be informed of their final nomination and their application will be further reviewed by the Government of Mauritius and the final decision on the successful applicants will be made.


 All inquiries should be sent to:

 Documents and links

Call for Applications

Guidelines for Applicants  - Undergraduate degree 2023 

​​Application Form for Undergraduate Programmes

​Guidelines for Applicants PhD

Application Form Postgraduate 2023


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 their 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.