The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship Programme 2014

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


The Mandela Rhodes Foundation has established a Scholarship programme that offers educational opportunities to young Africans with scholastic, intellectual and leadership potential to study at suitable tertiary institutions and to create a network of principled future leaders, with the capacity and will to advance themselves and their countries.
 
The Scholarships aim to give expression to the legacy of academic excellence, leadership, education, reconciliation and entrepreneurship.

The Programme aims to bring into being a considerable network of leaders, with different educational expertise but similar leadership capacity, who support and inspire each other and who are distinguished by their ability to:
-facilitate individual and social development;
-promote peace and reconciliation;
-pursue fundamental human freedoms;
-promote prosperity, honour and respect for the continent and its people.

Value and Tenure
The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship provides for full funding for up to a maximum of 2 years of postgraduate study (Honours and Master’s degrees only).

Please note that students intending to register for postgraduate diplomas are not eligible.
The Scholarship will cover tuition fees, accommodation and meals. In addition, a book allowance will be allocated and in some instances, a travel allowance can be applied for.

Criteria
Application is open to citizens of all African countries who are between the ages of 19 and 30 years. The Scholarships are intended to support individuals who will register for postgraduate study at a South African university or tertiary institution (Honours and Masters degrees only.

Application Process
Suitable candidates are required to:
Complete the application form which is available as part of the APPLICATION PACKAGE, from the Postgraduate Centre & Funding Office (PGC&FO) or download an electronic copy from: http://www.uct.ac.za/apply/funding/postgraduate/applications/
Contact between three and five referees who would be willing to write reference letters for you. A template for the reference letter is available with the application form from the PGC&FO or from the above URL.

Please ensure that no less than three of your letters of reference are from academics who have taught you at university.

The following documentation MUST be included with your application:
-a certified copy of your identity document, birth certificate, residency certificate or passport;
-a certified copy of your official academic transcript; and
-a CV detailing your work experience, leadership positions, extramural activities, including details of activities within your community, and any honours or awards you have received.

NOTE
Only candidates who will register at the University of Cape Town in 2014 may apply via the UCT Postgraduate Centre & Funding Office. Candidates who will register at any other institution must contact the Mandela Rhodes Foundation directly.

Eligible candidates are required to submit the completed application form along with all the required supporting documentation to the Director, Postgraduate Centre & Funding Office, University Of Cape Town by no later than 30 may 2013.

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