The government of Mauritius is offering eligible South African students a higher education scholarship.
Qualifying South African students can apply for the scholarship via the Department of Higher Education and Training by 31 January 2022.
The scholarship covers tuition for full-time study, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, at public tertiary institutions in Mauritius. The academic year in Mauritius starts in April 2022.
All applicants must have already applied for at least one full-time, on-campus programme at a tertiary institution of their choice in Mauritius and should offer this proof of application when applying for the scholarship.
The scholarship offers the following:
- Tuition fees and course-related costs of up to MUR 100 000 (approximately R36 000);
- Monthly living allowance to the value of MUR 12 500 (approximately R4 500);
- Free basic health care in public hospitals in Mauritius;
- Return airfare to and from Mauritius.
Successful candidates will have to cover other expenses, such as, additional tuition costs, costs of fieldwork, books and re-sit examination costs.
Applicants must be South African citizens in good health and with a strong academic record.
All applicants must meet the entry criteria for their selected programme in Mauritius and must meet the minimum academic requirement for entry into a similar programme at a South African university.
Candidates must be proficient in English.
Awardees should be vaccinated against COVID-19 and those who are not vaccinated due to medical reasons, will be required to produce certified medical certificates.
Applicants must be prepared to undergo a medical check-up as per the Passport and Immigration Office requirements (http://passport.govmu.org) in Mauritius.
Undergraduate scholarship applicants:
Must have successfully completed a National Senior Certificate with a Bachelor’s pass and a minimum of 60% average mark achieved; excluding Life Orientation.
Applicants should be above 18 years of age and should not have reached their 26th birthday by August 2022.
Master’s scholarship applicants:
- Must have completed an Honour’s degree with a minimum of 60% average mark achieved;
- Applicants should not have reached 35 years of age by 22 August 2022;
- All applicants must submit a detailed study/research plan of about 750 words and a name of a proposed supervisor in Mauritius, where applicable.
PhD scholarship applicants:
- Must already hold a Master’s by research or equivalent degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 60% average mark achieved;
- Applicants should not have reached 40 years of age by 22 August 2022;
- All applicants must submit a detailed study/research plan of about 1 500 words and a name of a proposed supervisor in Mauritius, where applicable.
For any enquiries, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.internationalscholarships.dhet.gov.za/