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Government of Mauritius Africa Scholarships Scheme 2023 for study in Mauritius (Fully Funded)

The Government of the Republic of Mauritius is offering scholarships to deserving students who are resident citizens of member states of the African Union or of African Commonwealth countries for fulltime, on-campus undergraduate (diploma/degree) and postgraduate (MPhil/PhD) programmes tenable in public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Mauritius.

The Government of Mauritius is awarding scholarships to deserving students who are resident citizens of member states of the
African Union or African Commonwealth countries, as per the following criteria:

  1. For undergraduate programmes, applicants should be above 18 years of age and should not have reached their 26th birthday by 01 January 2024.
  2. For PhD programmes, applicants should not have reached 40 years by 01 January 2024.
  3. Applicants must have already applied for a full-time on-campus programme (Diploma, Degree, MPhil or PhD) at a public Higher Education Institution in Mauritius.

The scholarship will be for a maximum duration as indicated in the table below or the minimum course duration whichever
is lesser.
SN Programme of Studies Maximum Duration
1 Undergraduate Diploma Three (3) years
2 Undergraduate Degree Four (4) years
3 MPhil / PhD Four (4) years + 6 months for the transfer from MPhil to PhD
4 PhD Three (3) years

Eligibility Requirements

Nationality
Candidates must be resident citizens of your country.

Age Limit
For undergraduate programmes, applicants should be above 18 years of age and should not have reached their 26th birthday by 01 January 2024.
For MPhil/PhD programmes, applicants should not have reached 40 years 01 January 2024.

Benefits

  • The Scholarship will support successful candidates in meeting their tuition fees and in contributing to their living expenses during
    their studies in Mauritius. Furthermore, the scholarship 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.

Tuition fees and course-related costs
This scholarship provides for annual payment of fees and other studies-related costs (e.g. general/annual fees and miscellaneous fees, etc) as per grid below: SN Beneficiaries from Applicable Rate Total fee payable up to
1 SADC Countries Local Fees MUR100,000
2 Non-SADC Countries International Fees MUR160,000 (as at 15 November 2022, 1 USD = MUR 44.25)

Living allowance

  • Awardees are expected to come to Mauritius with sufficient funds (approximately USD 1000) to meet expenses during the initial phase of their stay (about three (3) months), while formalities are being completed locally.
  • A monthly living allowance of MUR 14,200 will be paid to awardees as part support to meet their living expenses. Students are expected to supplement this amount to cover the cost of living in Mauritius. This allowance will be credited to the awardee’s bank account in Mauritius on a monthly basis, subject to the submission of evidence of enrolment and satisfactory attendance in the study programme by the HEI.
  • The payment of allowances during the final year of enrolment in the study programme will cover, on a pro-rata basis, a period of two (2) weeks following the final day of examinations.
  • Awardees should inform the Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology in writing, preferably two (2) weeks in advance, in case they have to leave Mauritius for any reason.

 

The scholarship will be for a maximum duration as indicated in the table below or the minimum course duration whichever is lesser.
SN Programme of Studies Maximum Duration
1 Undergraduate Diploma Three (3) years
2 Undergraduate Degree Four (4) years
3 MPhil / PhD Four (4) years + 6 months for the transfer from MPhil to PhD
4 PhD Three (3) years

Application Requirements

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 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 FIFTEEN (15) eligible candidates (the decision on the distribution of nominees from the undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes rest on the nominating agencies) and submit the duly
completed application forms as per the table below:

  • Intake: August/September 2023
  • Deadline for electronic submission: May 19, 2023
  • Hard copy should reach Mauritius by: May 26, 2023

Applications, together with supporting documents as required should be forwarded to the Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Mauritius at the address mentioned below, for a final selection.
The Senior Chief Executive,
Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology
(Attn: Tertiary Education and Scientific Research Division)
Level 2, MITD House, Pont Fer, Phoenix 73544.
Republic of Mauritius (Email: studymauritius@govmu.org)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Government of Mauritius Africa Scholarships Scheme 2023

Application Deadline: 26 May 2023

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