MINDS Scholarship Programme For Young Africans
The Scholarship Programme enables African students to
study in an African country other than their home country and in this way
immerse themselves in richness and diversity that the country and its
communities has to offer. By broadening access to education, we see the
expansion of openness to ideas and the creation of a network of like-minded
leaders who will help promote the performance and tangible progress of our
continent. There is no doubt that a more integrated African economy of global
scale will accelerate growth, generate positive outcomes and benefit all its
By broadening access to education, we see the expansion
of openness to ideas and the creation of a network of like-minded leaders who
will help promote the performance and tangible progress of our continent. There
is no doubt that a more integrated African economy of global scale will
accelerate growth, generate positive outcomes and benefit all its communities.
MINDS’ offers scholarships to Africans who wish to
pursue post-graduate studies within Africa, outside of their own countries.
Through tailored leadership development activities, the MINDS Scholarship
Programme aims to nurture leaders who have a continental development
mindset; leaders who will facilitate greater cohesion and cooperation between
Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS)
Ø Study Abroad:
Study in Africa
Ø Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships | Fellowships
Ø Eligible Countries:
All African Countries
Full Scholarship | Accommodation | Monthly Stipends | Airfare Ticket
MINDS Scholarships are applicable to full-time studies
of a one or two-year Honors or Master’s degree at one of the MINDS preferred
institutions (listed below). MINDS does not presc
ribe the course to be studied.
Scholarship will cover some or all of the expenses below, depending on whether
a partial or full scholarship is awarded:
return ticket per duration of studies
MINDS Scholarships are awarded to meritorious
applicants following a rigorous selection process. To be considered for a
MINDS Scholarship, you must:
a national of an African country, residing in any African country
been formally accepted by one or more MINDS preferred institution/s outside of
your country of citizenship and/ or residency
been formally accepted by one or more MINDS preferred institution/s to pursue
postgraduate studies within the following year
obtained at least 70% in each subject/ course in the last two completed years
evidence of demonstrated leadership abilities or potential guided by the
questions/ requirements set out in the application form
a complete online application form (see below) with the required supporting
Individuals with a Pan-African outlook, demonstrated
leadership ability and an excellent academic record who wish to study on the
African continent, outside their home country are invited to apply for the
To be eligible to receive a MINDS Scholarship, an
applicant must have been accepted to study at one of the following
Leadership University, Rwanda
Mellon University in Rwanda, Rwanda
Leadership University, Mauritius
of Cape Town, South Africa
of Mauritius, Mauritius
of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Akhawayn University, Morocco
Cadi Ayyad, Morocco
Mohammed V, Morocco
Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana
University (Lagos Business School), Nigeria
of Development Studies, Ghana
Method of Application
MINDS is currently receiving applications from students
who commence their studies in 2018/2019. Interested individuals are invited to
submit applications as soon as they receive official acceptance from a MINDS
preferred university at which they wish to study. Applications will be
processed in the order they are received.
If you meet the eligibility criteria above, you can
submit your application by clicking on the link below. Please have the
following documents scanned, saved and ready for uploading. All documents uploaded
must be in PDF format. Each attachment should not exceed 2MB in size.
copy of the data/ bio page of your passport.
certified academic transcript/ results slip of the last two years of study.
copy of the official acceptance letter from the university. The letter must:
addressed to the applicant.
the degree which the applicant has been accepted to study.
the academic year at which the degree will commence.
the duration of the course (e.g. one year).
copy of a valid study permit or visa OR proof of application. (Optional)
detailed CV/ Resume of not more than four (4) singl
e sided pages.
reference letters (of not more than 3 pages each) addressing the applicant’s
demonstration of integrity, their competency and/or potential as a leader and
their commitment to the development of the African continent