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1.Université des Mascareignes Merit Scholarship

Introduction
Since the Academic Year 2013/14, the Université des Mascareignes has put in place 6 merit scholarships in order to attract the best mauritian student in the full-time undergraduate programs on a yearly basis.

The scholarship is valid for the period of study. The scholarship will, however, terminate in case the student repeats the year or leave the program he/she was enrolled.

Recruitment Criteria
These recruitment criteria have been designed to make a selection of the best candidates for enrolment at the Université des Mascareignes based on their academic results. Candidates will be selected based on a minimum of 2 ‘A’ levels or equivalent (Higher School Certificate / International Baccalaureate/Other acceptable qualifications). Priority of selection will be firstly on the ‘preferred main subject’ required followed by the ‘other acceptable main subjects’ (see Table 1). The following table gives details of the preferred main subjects and other acceptable main subjects for enrolment.

 

Higher School Certificate / International Baccalaureate

Faculty

Preferred Main Subjects

Other Acceptable Main Subjects

Business and Management

Management of Business

Any other subject

Economics

Accounting

Information and Communication Technology

Mathematics

Any other subject

Computing

Sustainable Development and Engineering

Mathematics

Design & Technology or Any Science related subjects or equivalent

Physics

 

Table 1: Subjects for Enrolment

Scholarships Award
Award of scholarships will be based to the most meritious students based on three ‘A’ levels or equivalent academic performance. To qualify for the scholarship award, students must have at least 3 ‘B’ at principal level or equivalent, irrespective of the number of sittings. The applicants would be classified in order of priority according to three levels of sorting as explained below.

 Primary Sorting
A weightage system has been designed to select the best 6 candidates, which is explained in the following table:

Grade

Main Subject

Subsidiary Subject

Higher School Certificate

International Baccalaureate

French Baccalaureate

Brevet de Technicien

City & Guilds Level 3

NTC 2

Preferred

Other

A

7

≥ 16

A

A

A

15

10

5

B

6

14-15.9

B

B

B

12

8

4

C

5

12-13.9

C

C

C

9

6

3

D

4

10-11.9

D

D

D

6

4

2

E

3

8-9.9

E

E

E

3

2

1

Ungraded

2, 1

< 8

F/G

U

F/G

0

0

0


                                                                                                                                                       Table 2: Weightage System

The weight has been allocated according to the ratio 3:2:1 for preferred, other and subsidiary subjects respectively.

 Secondary Sorting

 In case of a tie for HSC students, the A*grade would be used as follows:

Higher School Certificate Grade

Main Subject

 

Preferred

Other

A*

18

12

                                                                                                                                                              Table 4: A*to be used in case of tie

 In case of a tie between all qualified short-listed candidates at the level of primary sorting, the School Certificate or equivalent results would be considered. Priority would be given to those students whose subjects are related to the area of specialisation they have chosen. In the case when the criteria of preferred subjects are not applicable then the results in English, French and Mathematics would be considered. The weightage (Table 5) would be as follows:

School Certificate or equivalent  Grade

Marks

1

5

2

4

3

3

4

2

5,6

1

Other

0

                                                                                                                                            Table 5: Weightage for School Certificate or equivalent

 Special cases
Special cases would be defined in this section as:
(i) All those candidates having other qualifications than those mentioned above in Table 2.
(ii) These special cases would be dealt with at the level of the Scholarship Selection Committee (SSC) of the UdM on a case to case basis.

 Scholarship Selection Committee

 The SSC reserves the right not to grant any scholarships as a result of this exercise.

 The decision of the SSC is final with no right of appeal

 

2.Mauritius-Africa Scholarships

 


African students can avail themselves of the Mauritius-Africa Scholarships scheme.The government of mauritius offers scholarship at undergraduate level to African students.Applicants must be a resident citizens of member states of the African Union or of Commonwealth African countries.

This initiative is part of the Government of Mauritius commitment to promote capacity-building at various levels across the African continent through its strong belief that Higher Education is one of the key elements of growth and social development. This is all in line with the Government of Mauritius respect and upholding of Goal 4 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a target of which is to substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries by 2020. 

The conditions to be eligible to apply for the Scholarship are:

1. Applicants for undergraduate courses should be above 18 years of age and should not have reached their 26th birthday by the closing date of application;

2. Applicants must have applied and obtained a seat for full-time on-campus programme of study at a public Higher Education Institution in Mauritius;

3. The scholarship shall be for a course of a maximum of four (4) years duration;

4. Application must be endorsed by the Nominating Agency in the country of the applicant, which typically is part of the Ministry of Education.

The Scholarship will support successful candidates in meeting tuition fees and contribute to their living expenses during their studies in Mauritius, as more fully detailed in the Guidelines for Applicants. Mauritius is a signatory of the SADC Protocol on Education and consequently, all students from SADC countries will benefit from the same tuition fees amount as a home student; others will be considered as International students. As a result, SADC countries awardees will be allocated upto MUR 100,000 annually to cover their tuition fees, whereas non-SADC countries will be allocated MUR 160,000 annually to cover their tuition fees. This tuition fee will be paid directly to the public Higher Education Institution.

Furthermore, economy airfare by the most economical route, from the country of origin at the beginning of studies and back to the country of origin at the end of the studies, will be covered.

Other conditions of the Scholarship are indicated in the Guidelines for Applicants (which can be downloaded from the link below). The Applicants must read these Guidelines carefully, and then fill the Application Form.

· Call for Application.pdf

· Appel a Candidature.pdf

· Guidelines for Applicants.pdf

· Application Form.pdf