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DHET Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme 2023

Organisation : Government of Mauritius
Portal Name : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
Scholarship Name : Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme 2023
Applicable For : South Africans for full-time, on-campus undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
Last Date : 15th April 2023
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What is Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme?

The Government of Mauritius is offering scholarships to eligible South Africans for full-time, on-campus undergraduate and postgraduate programmes tenable in public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Mauritius for the 2023 academic year starting in August/September 2023.

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The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is the Nominating Agency for South Africans who wish to apply for the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme. The information below is for South African applicants only. Applicants from other eligible countries should contact their government or local representative of the Government of Mauritius for information on how to apply.

** Degree Level
** Diploma
** Bachelor’s
** Master’s
** PhD

Who Can Apply For Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme?

** 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 August/September 2023;
** All applicants must meet the entry criteria for their selected study programme in Mauritius;
** 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;
** Applicants must have already applied for full-time on-campus studies at any public Higher Education Institution in Mauritius for the academic year starting in 2023 (proof of application is required by 15 May 2023);
** Awardees should abide by latest government regulations regarding vaccination against COVID-19;
** Awardees should abide to the protocols setup by Mauritian authorities for passengers travelling to Mauritius;
** Applicants must be prepared to undergo a medical check-up as per the Passport and Immigration Office requirements (, in Mauritius and the test results shall be submitted to the Passport and Immigration Office, with a copy to the Ministry, not later than one month after arrival in Mauritius.

Undergraduate Scholarship Applicants:
** Must have successfully completed National Senior Certificate with a Bachelor’s pass and a minimum of 60% average mark achieved, excluding Life Orientation subject;
** Applicants should be above 18 years of age and should not have reached their 26th birthday by 01 January 2024;
** Candidates already holding an undergraduate degree will not be considered.

For MPhil / PhD programme:
** PhD applicants must already hold a Master’s in research or equivalent degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 60% average mark achieved;
** Applicants should not have reached 40 years of age by 01 January 2024;
** Applicants must provide the name and written acceptance of their proposed supervisor(s). The list of research theme/research interest can be consulted from the websites of the different HEIs;
** All applicants should submit an Abridged Research Proposal for MPhil/PhD as per format below along with their application

What the Scholarship Offers?

The Mauritius Government offers:
** Tuition fees and course-related costs of up to MUR 100 000;
** A monthly living allowance to the value of MUR 14 200 (approximately R5 300);
** Students will be entitled to free basic health care in public hospitals in Mauritius;
** Return airfare to and from Mauritius by the most economical route.

The South African Government will provide:
** One way travel to Mauritius;
** Settlement allowance;
** Pre-departure orientation;
** SAQA verification of qualification;
** Board exam fee upon graduation (where applicable).

Fields of Study for South African Applicants:
Various fields of study are available at participating public tertiary education institutions in Mauritius for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. More information on study fields is available under guidelines for each study level below.

How To Apply For Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme?

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 proof of application or an acknowledgment 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 Mauritius institutions have opened their application windows on their respective websites. University application fees are payable.

The Department is offering support for the university application fees to the first qualifying 20 applicants who submit fully completed applications and supporting documents by Wednesday, 15 March 2023. Applicants would need to pay in advance and apply for a reimbursement.

What is the Last Date of Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme?

Deadline is 15 April 2023. Please note that the deadline differs from what is contained in the guidelines below due to the processing of applications and selection processes that need to be completed by the DHET as the nominating agency. Failure to submit applications and supporting documents by the above due date will result in your application not being considered.


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