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Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship


Do you want to pursue Honours or Masters studies in a SA University in 2021, and are looking for a fully-funded Scholarship opportunity? Apply for the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship!

Do you wish to be part of a life-changing Leadership Development Programme along with a diverse group of talented young leaders from across the continent? If so, the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship could be for you!

The scholarship combines financial support with a leadership programme that will challenge you, grow you, and connect you to young African changemakers — just like you. The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship offers comprehensive funding for the core costs associated with your studies.

It covers tuition for a one-year Honours degree or a two-year Masters degree in any field at a recognised South African institution of higher education. This includes tuition and registration fees, allowances for study materials, research, and medical aid, accommodation and meals, and economy class travel to and from your home country to your South African university at the beginning and end of your degree. You will also receive a personal allowance.

The leadership development programme is delivered primarily through a series of week-long residential workshops which you will attend during your time in residence.


  • Between the ages of 19 and 29 
  • Citizen of any African country
  • Have a first degree with the following average academic results
    • 70%+ for South African universities
    • Upper Second Class Honours for other African universities
  • You must have already assumed leadership and made an impact on your campus or community.



Opportunity Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2020
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