CALL FOR APPLICATIONS MAURITIUS – AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 2017
Award of Scholarships by the Government of the Republic of Mauritius to Students of African Union member states
Higher Education is one of the key elements of growth and social development in Africa. One of the targets under Goal 4 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries by 2020. As part of its commitment to promote capacity-building at high level across the continent, the Government of Mauritius is awarding scholarships to deserving students who are resident citizens of member states of the African Union as per the following conditions:
- Applicants should be above 18 years of age and should not have reached their 26th birthday at the closing date of application;
- Applicants must have applied for full-time on-campus undergraduate studies at any public Tertiary Education Institution in Mauritius for academic year starting in 2017;
- The scholarship will be for a maximum of four (4) years or the minimum course duration whichever is lesser
The Scholarship will support successful candidates in meeting tuition fees and contribute to their living expenses during their studies in Mauritius. Furthermore, the 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.
The following documents are available for download from the Ministry's website ( http://ministryeducation.govmu.org ).
I. Guidelines for Applicants
This document contains important information regarding the conditions of the scholarship, the application procedure, and a list of public Tertiary Education Institutions in Mauritius to which the applicants must have applied for full-time on-campus undergraduate studies.
II. Application Form
The duly filled application form is the only method of application. Section FIVE (Endorsement by Nominating Agency) of the application form should be duly completed by the Nominating Agency in the country of citizenship of the applicant.
An application under this scheme is to be made through the sole Nominating Agency responsible for the processing of scholarships in the country of citizenship of the applicant. Such a Nominating Agency, which is typically part of the Ministry of Education in the country of the applicant, will then shortlist and endorse the applications of five (5) selected candidates and submit the duly completed and vetted application forms by 31 May 2017 to the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research of Mauritius for a final selection.
Applications which are not made through the respective Nominating Agencies will not be entertained.
The Senior Chief Executive,
Ministry of Education and Human Resources,
Tertiary Education and Scientific Research (Attn: Tertiary Education and Scientific Research Division)
MITD House, Pont Fer, Phoenix 73544 Republic of Mauritius
The Government of Mauritius reserves the right not to offer any scholarship as a result of this call for applications.