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Government of Mauritius Africa Scholarship, 2021-2022

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LEVEL: Undergraduate, Masters, PhD
TYPE: Training
FUNDING: Partially Funded
OPEN TO: Africans
PLACE: Mauritius
STATUS: 7 Days left

The application call for the Government of Mauritius Africa Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year is now open. The Mauritius scholarship is awarded to deserving students who are resident citizens of member states of the African Union or of African Commonwealth countries.

Winner of the scholarship are given a chance to study Undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD degree programs at Mauritius Universities. The Mauritius Government scholarship for international students is open for full-time studies for the normal duration of the candidate’s program.

Program Details

  • Host Institutions: Public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Mauritius.
  • Field of Study: Available fields at Mauritius Higher Education Institutions.
  • Number of awards: Up to 15 candidates per country will be nominated (five in each category of Undergraduate, Masters and MPhil/PhD).
  • Duration: Undergraduate Diploma (3 years), Undergraduate degree (4 years), Master’s degree (2 years), MPhil / PhD (4 years 6 months) and PhD (3 years).
  • Target group: Open to citizens of member states of the African Union and the African Commonwealth countries.

Government of Mauritius Africa Scholarship Benefits

The Mauritius scholarship for African students will support successful candidates in meeting their tuition fees and in contributing to their living expenses during their studies period. Furthermore, the scholarship also covers a return airfare by the most economical route. This will be valid for travel from the country of origin at the beginning of the studies and back to the country of origin upon successful completion of studies.

The program will cover the cost of a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Mauritius, due to the current health situation in the world. Cost of PCR tests will also be covered. Furthermore, if any student is tested positive for the Coronavirus upon arrival, related medical expenses will also be covered under this scholarship program.

Public Higher Education Institutions admitting students for Mauritius Scholarship

Below is the list of public Higher Education Institutions admitting international students under the Government of Mauritius Africa Scholarship program.

Undergraduate Program Public HEIs

  1. University of Mauritius
  2. University of Technology, Mauritius
  3. Fashion and Design Institute
  4. Open University of Mauritius
  5. Université des Mascareignes
  6. Mahatma Gandhi Institute
  7. Rabindranath Tagore Institute
  8. Mauritius Institute of Training and Development
  9. Polytechnics Mauritius Ltd.

Postgraduate Programme Public Public HEIs

  1. University of Mauritius
  2. University of Technology, Mauritius
  3. Université des Mascareignes
  4. Mahatma Gandhi Institute
  5. Rabindranath Tagore Institute

Government of Mauritius Africa Scholarship Eligibility

To qualify for the Mauritius scholarship for African students, applicants must:

  1. Be a citizen of member states of the African Union or the African Commonwealth countries;
  2. Undergraduate applicants should be above 18 years of age and should not have reached their 26th birthday by the deadline.
  3. Master’s degree applicants should not have reached 35 years by the closing date
  4. PhD programs applicants should have less than 40 years by the deadline.
  5. Applicants must have already applied for a full-time on-campus program (Diploma, Degree, Master’s or PhD) at a public Higher Education Institution in Mauritius for academic year starting in 2021.

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Mauritius Scholarship Application instructions

To apply for the Mauritius Government scholarship to study in Africa, applicants must follow steps below:

  1. Applied for at least one full-time on-campus program at a public HEI of their choice. An applicant may either:
    1. obtain a conditional offer (letter of admission) from their chosen Mauritian public HEI and submit this along with the scholarship application: OR
    2. submit an acknowledgement notice from a Mauritian public HEI that the application for a seat has been made and the appropriate application fee has been paid. The application fee shall be refunded to successful applicants.
  2. Additionally, application for postgraduate program must be accompanied by a study/research plan and, for MPhil/PhD, the name of the proposed supervisor(s) in Mauritius.
  3. Download, fill in electronically, printed and sign the Mauritius scholarship application form (For Undergraduate applicants), For Postgraduate applicants).
  4. Submit the completed Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Application Form along with required documents to their respective Nominating Agencies. This should be done by deadlines setup by local Nominating Agencies.
  5. Nominating Agencies of each country will nominate up to 15 candidates and transmit their application to the following address:
    The Senior Chief Executive,
    Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology
    (Attn: Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Division)
    MITD House, Pont Fer, Phoenix 73544.
    Republic of Mauritius (Email: [email protected])

Note: in the absence of Nominating Agency applicants must refer to their Ministry of Education, to obtain details information on the application procedure to be followed when submitting applications.

Required Documents

  1. Completed Mauritius scholarship application form
  2. Certified copy of Birth Certificate
  3. Certified copy of bio-data page of passport (if available)
  4. Certified copies of educational certificates
  5. Certified copies of transcripts
  6. Copy of letter of conditional offer by a public Higher Education Institution in Mauritius (if available at time of application) OR copy of acknowledgement notice from a Mauritian public HEI that the application for a seat has been made and the appropriate application fee has been paid;
  7. Medical certificate to be duly filled and signed by a registered Medical Practitioner in Section 6 of the Application Form. This should be appropriately stamped;
  8. Study/Research plan for candidates opting for a Master’s and doctoral study.
  9. Supporting statement from a named supervisor from a University in Mauritius for PhD candidates.
  10. National Endorsement Form​ (Click here to download).

Note: Certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts, if not in French or in English, must be submitted along with a certified translation in one of these two languages. Deadlines for Nominating Agencies to send applications is shown below.

The deadline for electronic submission is and for hard copy submission. Candidates must contact their Nominating Agency (institutions in charge of scholarship or ministry of education of their country) to get precise information about application procedures and deadline. For more detail on the Government of Mauritius Africa Scholarship, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. What is the fate of Kenyan students interviewed last year for award of scholarships tenable in your for the acdemic year 2020–2021?

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