The Government of Mauritius offers scholarships at undergraduate level to African students. Applicants must be 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 of the Scholarship
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.