Tailored opportunities: Undergraduate scholarships for African Students

What?

The Government of Mauritius offers scholarships at undergraduate level to African students. Applicants must be resident citizens of member states of the African Union or of Commonwealth African countries. This initiative is part of the Government of Mauritius commitment to promote capacity-building at various levels across the African continent through its strong belief that Higher Education is one of the key elements of growth and social development. This is all in line with the Government of Mauritius respect and upholding of Goal 4 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs), a target of which is to substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries by 2020.

Who?

  1. Eligibility Criteria
    1.1 Nationality
    Candidates must be resident citizens of member states of the African Union or of African
    Commonwealth countries. Mauritian nationals and foreign nationals residing in Mauritius are NOT eligible to apply under this Scheme.
    1.2 Age Limit
    Applicants should be above 18 years of age and should not have reached their 26th birthday by the closing date of the application.
    1.3 Qualification requirements
    Candidates should have successfully completed end-of-secondary schooling to be eligible and should satisfy the minimum grade requirements as indicated below:
    (i) at least 23 points at GCE A-Level which will be computed on the basis of the
    following grades obtained in three Principal subjects: A+=10, A=9, B=8, C=7 & D=6; OR
    (ii) at least an overall average of 65% or an overall average of 13/20; OR
    (iii) qualification equivalent to (i) or (ii) above.

In case the language of instruction is not English in the qualifying examination, the candidate will have to provide a valid TOEFL test result with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer based) or 79 (internet based) or valid IELTS test results with a minimum score of 5.5 or an acceptable proof of English Language proficiency.

When?

Deadlines are 16 April 2018 for electronic application and 18 May 2018 for a paper application.

How?

The following documents are available for download from the Ministry’s website ( http://ministryeducation.govmu.org   ):
I. Guidelines for Applicants
➢ This document contains important information regarding the conditions attached to the scholarship, the application procedure, and a list of public Tertiary Education Institutions in Mauritius where the applicants must have applied for full-time on-campus studies.
II. Application Form
➢ Application for the scholarship can only be made on the application form, duly filled-in. Section 5 of the application form should be endorsed and completed by the Nominating Agency in the country of citizenship of the applicant. Applications which are not made through the Nominating Agency of the respective countries will not be entertained. An application under this Scheme is to be made solely through the Nominating Agency responsible for the processing of scholarships in the country of citizenship of the applicant. Such a Nominating Agency, which may typically be part of the Ministry of Education in the country of the applicant, will then shortlist and
endorse the applications of a maximum of five (5) nominated candidates and submit the duly completed application forms electronically by 16 April 2018 and in hard copy by 02 May 2018 to the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research of Mauritius at the address mentioned below for a final selection.

The Senior Chief Executive, Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research
(Attn: Tertiary Education and Scientific Research Division)
MITD House, Pont Fer, Phoenix 73544.
Republic of Mauritius (Email: studymauritius@govmu.org )

For detailed informaiton on this opportunity, please visit this link.

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