Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Opportunity Scholarship 2022/2023

Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Opportunity Scholarship Programme 2022/2023

Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Opportunity is currently looking to fund undergraduates looking for scholarships.

Bursary Details

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 2022 academic year starting in April 2022.

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.

Note: This call for applications is for the April 2022 intake only. The call for the October 2022 intake will be published later in the year.

 Degree level

  • Diploma
  • Bachelor’s
  • Master’s
  • PhD


  •  31 January 2022 for the April 2022 intake.

Candidate Requirements

  • 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 August 2022.
  • Candidates already holding an undergraduate degree will not be considered.

Master’s scholarship applicants:

  • Master’s applicants must have completed an Honour’s degree with a minimum of 60% average mark achieved;
  • Applicants should not have reached 35 years of age by 22 August 2022;
  • All applicants must submit a detailed study/research plan of about 750 words and a name of a proposed supervisor in Mauritius, where applicable;
  • Applicants already holding a Masters’ degree or its equivalent will not be considered.

PhD scholarship applicants:

  • PhD applicants must already hold a Master’s by 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 22 August 2022;
  • 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;
  • Applicants must submit evidence of support from a named supervisor from one of the universities in Mauritius together with their application;
  • Applicants already holding a PhD degree or its equivalent will not be considered.

Bursary Enquiries

2022 Call for Application

2022 Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Application Form for undergraduate programme

2022 Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Application Form for postgraduate programme

2022 Guidelines for Applicants – Diploma and Undergraduate degree

2022 Guidelines for Applicants Masters Programmes

2022 Guidelines for Applicants – Mphil/PhD Programmes

Université des Mascareignes list of potential supervisors for PhD Programmes

How to Apply

STEP ONE: Submit an application for admission to identified eligible institutions in Mauritius (an application fee may be required and should be paid by the applicant as soon as the applicant has been informed of a successful nomination by the DHET). The application fee shall be refunded to successful applicants.

Final due date for submission of conditional offer/proof of application and proof of payment for application is 19 February 2022.

STEP TWO: Complete the Mauritius Africa Scholarship Scheme application form and email it to no later than 31 January 2022 for April 2022 intake. At this point applicants are not required to complete section 6 (medical certificate). Applicants are requested to make sure they utilise the correct application form for their level of study.

The following documents MUST accompany the completed application form:

  • Certified copy of birth certificate.
  • Certified copy of biodata page of passport.
  • Certified copies of all post-school qualification certificate.
  • Certified copies of all post-school academic transcripts.
  • Copy of letter of conditional offer by a public Higher Education Institution in Mauritius (if available at time of application) OR proof of application/ copy of acknowledgement notice from a Mauritian public HEI that the application has been made and the appropriate application fee has been paid. Due date 19 February 2022.
  • Proof of payment of application fees.
  • 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. Please refer to the guidelines for information about the study plan.

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

STEP THREE: Shortlisted applicants may be required to complete an online questionnaire that will be sent in due course.

Following receipt of the online questionnaire, there will be further shortlisting of applicants going into the next round of selection who may be invited to attend an interview between  7 – 11 February 2022. Successful applicants from the interviews will be informed by 11 February 2022 on the next steps.

ONLY nominated applicants will be requested to submit the medical certificate completed and stamped by a Registered Medical Practitioner in Section 6 of the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship application form. Applicants should be prepared to pay for the medical checkup. The fully completed application document should be submitted to the DHET by no later than 19 February 2022.

STEP FOUR: Nominated applicants will be informed of their final nomination and their application will be further reviewed by the Government of Mauritius and the final decision on the successful applicants will be made.

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