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Organisation : The Mandela Rhodes Foundation
Announcement : The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships
Applicable for : citizens of all African countries
Closing Date : 31 January 2017

Website : http://mandelarhodes.org/

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships :

Overview of the Scholarship :
** The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships Programme is a combination of financial support for postgraduate studies and a high quality leadership development programme, with the intention to build exceptional leadership capacity in Africa.

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A. Financial scope of the scholarship :
The Scholarship covers the cost of a Scholar as follows :
** Tuition and registration fees as set by the institution;
** A study materials allowance as set by the MRF;
** Accommodation and meal allowances as set by the MRF;
** A medical aid allowance as set by the MRF;
** Economy-class travel allowance for international Scholars only from the Scholar’s home to their institution at the beginning and back home at the end of their degree programme;
** Personal allowance.

B. Leadership development programme :
** The leadership development programme is made up of the following three components.
** Three residential workshops;
** Three regional group pods;
** Mentoring.

General terms and conditions of the Scholarships programme :
** A Mandela Rhodes Scholarship enables a Scholar to study at a South African tertiary institution registered with the South African Council on Higher Education for an accredited postgraduate degree programme.

** The Scholarship is awarded for one or a maximum of two years, currently for an Honours or Masters degree.

Mandela Rhodes Scholars shall :
** Adhere to the principles and goals of the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships programme.

** Attend leadership workshops as offered by the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships programme, on dates to be advised. Attendance is a condition of accepting the Scholarship, unless there are exceptional circumstances agreed to by the MRF.

** Be offered access to peer-mentoring (optional for the Scholar).
** According to the current policy of the MRF, be younger than 30 years of age at the time of taking up the Scholarship.

2. Conditions of tenure :
** The continued holding of the Scholarship is dependent upon the maintenance of evidence-based, high standards of work and conduct which, in the opinion of the Trustees, justifies the holding of the Scholarship.

** Other scholarships may not be held in conjunction with a Mandela Rhodes Scholarship.
** If a Scholar is in doubt about what constitutes another scholarship as opposed to awards or prizes, they should consult the MRF.

** Furthermore, the continued holding of the Scholarship is dependent on the Scholar upholding the values, principles and standards of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation, as determined by the Trustees.
** Where Scholars are in breach of such standards, values and principles for any reason the MRF may cease payments to and participation in the programme by the Scholar.

3. Financial scope of the Scholarship :
The Scholarship covers the cost of a Scholar as follows :
** Tuition and registration fees as set by the institution;
** A study materials allowance as set by the MRF;
** Accommodation and meal allowances as set by the MRF;
** A medical aid allowance as set by the MRF;
** Economy-class travel allowance for international Scholars only from the Scholar’s home to their institution at the beginning and back home at the end of their degree programme;
** Personal allowance.

Scholars must note the following :
** Allowances are paid twice a year, conditional on provision of proof of registration or acceptance, and on receipt of the stipulated progress report from the tertiary institution no later than two weeks after the start of the second semester.

** Tuition and registration fees are paid directly to the tertiary institution, while all other allowances are administered according to the MRF’s policies for that year.
** Any amount due to or owed by a student prior to their becoming a Mandela Rhodes Scholar, shall be the sole responsibility of the student, and the MRF will not become involved in any way.

Selection Criteria :
** The Scholarship is open to citizens of all African countries
** The Scholarship is for postgraduate study at South African universities or tertiary institutions
** Full funding is for Honours (maximum one year) or Masters (up to a maximum of two years) or their equivalents (MBA’s excluded)

** Any individual who will be between the ages of 19 and 30 years at the time of taking up the Scholarship may apply
** Applicants must posess a first degree or its equivalent or must be in the process of completing one by 31 January 2017

** Applicants should have a history of well above average academic results
** Individuals that reflect in their character a commitment to the four principles of Education, Reconciliation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship
** The MRF leadership development activities sometimes include weekends.
** It is a condition of the Scholarship that attendance is compulsory

Contact Address :
The Mandela Rhodes Foundation
The Mandela Rhodes Building
150 St George’s Mall
Cape Town 8001
South Africa

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