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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.

3.1 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.

2.2 Secondary Sorting

2.2.1 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

2.2.2 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

2.2.3 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.

3.0 Scholarship Selection Committee

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

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

Mauritius-Africa Scholarships
African students can avail themselves of the Mauritius-Africa Scholarships scheme.
For more details please visit the link
http://www.studymauritius.info/MauritiusAfricaScholarships.aspx

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