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Mauritius Government Scholarship Opportunity

Closing Date: 

March, 2019

Field of Study: 

Bursary Details: 

As part of a 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 or of African Commonwealth countries for full-time, on-campus undergraduate and postgraduate programmes tenable in public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
in Mauritius.

The Department of Higher Education and Training is responsible for the nomination of South Africans for this scholarship.

The below information is for South African applicants only.

Applicants from other countries should contact their government or local representative of the Government of Mauritius for information on how they can apply.

Degree level

  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • PhD

Deadlines

There are two intakes for the 2019 academic year and are indicated below:

Intake date (start of identified programme)

Deadline for submission of scholarship application to DHET

March 2019

31 January 2019

August 2019

25 March 2019

No late applications will be considered.
-    PhD applicants are required to contact potential supervisors at the following link/emails:

Institution

Link/emails

University of Mauritius

http://www.uom.ac.mu/Images/Files/Research/themes.pdf

University of Technology, Mauritius

[email protected] and
[email protected]

Université des Mascareignes

[email protected]

Fields of Study for South African Applicants

All fields of study available at the participating Mauritian Public Tertiary Education Institutions
excluding Bachelor's degrees in medicine. Applicants for medical degrees will not be considered.

 

Application for the August 2019 intake may be made at any of the following institutions:

 

For Undergraduate Programme

Institution

Tentative application period

Website

Opening

Closing

University of Mauritius

Feb 2019

March 2019

www.uom.ac.mu

University of Technology, Mauritius

Mid May 2019

Mid June 2019

www.utm.ac.mu

Université des Mascareignes

End Jan 2019

End May 2019

www.udm.ac.mu

Fashion and Design Institute

Feb 2019

May 2019

www.fdi.mu

Mauritius Institute of Education

Mid March 2019

Mid April 2019

www.mie.ac.mu

Mahatma Gandhi Institute

Feb 2019

March 2019

www.mgirti.ac.mu

Rabindranath Tagore Institute

Feb 2019

March 2019

www.mgirti.ac.mu

Mauritius Institute of Training and Development

Feb 2019

April 2019

www.mitd.mu

Polytechnics Mauritius Ltd

Mid June 2019

Mid Sept 2019

www.poly.ac.mu

Open University of Mauritius

Mid Jan 2019

Mid Feb 2019

www.open.ac.mu

For Postgraduate Programme

University of Mauritius

March 2019

April 2019

www.uom.ac.mu

University of Technology, Mauritius

Mid May 2019

Mid June 2019

www.utm.ac.mu

Université des Mascareignes

End Jan 2019

End May 2019

www.udm.ac.mu

Mauritius Institute of Education

Mid March 2019

Mid April 2019

www.mie.ac.mu

Mahatma Gandhi Institute

Mid Jan 2019

Mid Feb 2019

www.mgirti.ac.mu

Rabindranath Tagore Institute

Mid Jan 2019

Mid Feb 2019

www.mgirti.ac.mu

Open University of Mauritius

Mid Jan 2019

Mid Feb 2019

www.open.ac.mu

 

Application Process for South African Scholarship Applicants

STAGE ONE:  Submit an application for admission to identified, eligible Mauritian institution (an application fee may be required and should be paid by the applicant).

STAGE TWO:  Complete the DHET application form, available to download here for undergraduate scholarshipand here for postgraduate scholarship email it [email protected]
no later than 31 January 2019 for the March 2019 intake and on 25 March 2019 for the August 2019 intake, together with certified copies of:

  -   your highest qualification certificate;
  -   all post-school academic transcripts (if applicable);
  -   passport
  -   All postgraduate (Master's and PhD) applications must attach a 1-2 page research plan, including research aims and objectives, methodology and social relevance of the proposed study

All documents submitted must be clear and in PDF format (no photographs of documents will be accepted).

STAGE THREE:  Applications that meet the minimum eligibility criteria only will be submitted for review and may be requested to attend an interview.

STAGE FOUR:  ONLY shortlisted applicants will be requested to submit the following additional
documents by email to [email protected]

  -   Completed Mauritius-Africa Scholarship application form, available to download here.
  -   A medical certificate completed and stamped by a Registered Medical Practitioner in Section
      6 of the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship application form
  -   Certified copy of birth certificate;
  -   Copy of letter of conditional offer or proof of application by a public higher education
      institution in Mauritius OR copy of acknowledgement notice from the HEI

Please only submit this form and supporting documents to the DHET if requested to do so.

For the March intake, shortlisted applicants will be informed by 8 February 2019 and must submit all documents by no later than 15 February 2019.

For the August intake, shortlisted applicants will be informed by 5 April 2019 and must submit all documents by no later than 9 April 2019.

STAGE FIVE:  Nominated applicants will be reviewed by the Mauritian Government and a final decision will be taken by them.

Documents and links

DHET application form

Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Application Form for undergraduate programme

Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Application Form for postgraduate programme

Mauritius- Africa Scholarship Scheme 2019: Guidelines for Applicants

Contact

Please email enquiries to email: [email protected]. All applications received by the DHET will be acknowledged by email within 3 working days. Please follow up if you do not
receive an email acknowledgement.

Note

Please note that this scholarship is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training.
Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. If there are any
discrepancies in the details provided regarding the scholarship, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the
Department of Higher Education and Training.

Province: 

Candidate Requirements: 

Who can apply?

General criteria

  • -    South African citizens in good health and with a strong academic record;
    -    Candidates must have an interest in studying in Mauritius and demonstrate a commitment to the development of South Africa;
    -    Candidates must be available to study in Mauritius at the start of their academic programme in 2019;
    -    All applicants must meet the entry criteria for their selected programme in Mauritius;
    -    Have an interest in studying in Mauritius and demonstrate a commitment to the development of South Africa;
    -    All applicants must meet the minimum academic requirement for entry into a similar programme at a South African university;
    -    All candidates must have proficiency in English
    -    Not be in receipt of a scholarship from any other public source in Mauritius

Undergraduate scholarship applicants

 

  • -    Must have successfully completed National Senior Certificate with a Bachelor's pass and a  minimum of 65% average mark achieved, excluding Life Orientation subject
    -    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 already applied for full-time on-campus undergraduate studies at any public Higher Education Institution in Mauritius for academic year starting in 2019;

Master's scholarship applicants

 

  • -    Master's applicants must have completed an Honour's degree with a minimum of 65% average mark achieved;
    -    Applicants should not have reached 35 years of age at the closing date of application;
    -    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

-    PhD applicants must already hold a Master's by research or equivalent degree in the relevant field;
-    Applicants should not have reached 45 years of age at the closing date of application;
-    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;
-    Candidates must submit evidence of support from a named supervisor from one of the universities in Mauritius together with their application;

How to Apply: 

What the scholarship offers

 

  • -   Tuition fees and course-related costs of up to MUR 100 000;
    -   Monthly living allowance to the value of MUR 12 500;
    -   Reimbursement of airfare to travel to and from Mauritius.

Please note: Successful applicants will have to book and pay for their own travel to Mauritius and cover any additional costs not covered by the scholarship.

Application to university in Mauritius

All applicants for the scholarship must have already applied for at least one full-time on-campus programme at a public higher education institution of their choice in Mauritius. Either a conditional
offer or an acknowledgement of application from a Mauritian HEI must be submitted together with the scholarship application. Application for university admission must be made as soon as the
Mauritian institutions have opened their application windows on their respective websites. 

Application for the March 2019 intake may be made at any of the following institutions:

For Undergraduate Programmes

Institution

Tentative application period

Website

Opening

Closing

University of Technology, Mauritius

Nov 2018

End Jan 2019

www.utm.ac.mu

Mauritius Institute of Training and Development

Jan 2019

Feb 2019

www.mitd.mu

Polytechnics Mauritius Ltd

Mid Dec 2018

Mid April 2019

www.poly.ac.mu

For Postgraduate Programme

University of Technology, Mauritius

Nov 2018

End Jan 2019