MINDS Scholarship Program for African Students 2023 Application Update

The Mandela Institute for Development Studies Scholarship is now open for applications from suitably qualified students. This is a fully funded scholarship for all students sponsored by the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS).

About the scholarship

The management of (MINDS) is currently offering scholarships to Africans who wish to pursue postgraduate studies in Africa outside their own countries.

Through tailored leadership development activities, the MINDS Scholarship Program aims to nurture leaders who possess a continental development mindset.

More so, they aim to nurture leaders who will facilitate greater harmony and cooperation among African countries.

The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship is applicable for one or two years of full-time study at an Honors or Masters degree at one of MINDS preferred institutions (listed below).

MINDS does not prescribe a course of study.

Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Benefits

Depending on whether the scholarship offers a partial or full scholarship, the following will cover some or all of the costs:

1. Tuition,

2. Accommodation and meals,

3. One return ticket for the duration of the study,

4. A fixed stipend.

Individuals with a pan-African perspective who have demonstrated leadership potential and excellent academic records who wish to study outside their home country on the African continent are invited to apply for the scholarship.

Eligibility for Scholarship

They award MINDS Scholarships to meritorious applicants after a rigorous selection process. To be considered for a MINDS scholarship, you must:

1. Be a citizen of an African country, residing in any African country;

One or more MINDS has formally accepted 2 preferred institutions with citizenship and/or residency outside your country;

3 have been formally accepted by one or more MINDS preferred institution/s to pursue postgraduate studies in the following year.

4. Have obtained at least 70% marks in each subject/course in the last two years of study;

5. Produce evidence of demonstrated leadership ability or potential as per the question/requirement stated in the application;

6. Submit the complete online application along with the required supporting documents (see below).

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Documents required to apply

All uploaded documents must be in PDF format. Each attachment should not exceed 2MB in size.

1. Copy of data/bio page of your passport.

2. Certified academic transcript/result slip of last two years of study.

3. Copy of official acceptance letter from University. Letter required:

4. Address the applicant.

5. State the degree the applicant has been accepted to study.

6. State the academic year from which the degree will commence.

7. State the duration of the course (eg one year).

8. Copy of valid study permit or visa or proof of application. (optional)

9. A detailed CV/Resume of no more than four (4) single-sided pages.

10. Two letters of reference (not exceeding 3 pages each) demonstrating the applicant’s integrity, their ability and/or potential as a leader and their commitment to the development of the African continent.

Application deadline

Currently running.

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