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Fully Funded MINDS Scholarship 2019

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The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) offers scholarships to African students who wish to pursue post-graduate studies within Africa, but outside of their own countries. Through tailored leadership development activities, the MINDS Scholarship Programme nurtures leaders who have a continental development mindset; leaders who will facilitate greater cooperation between African countries.

Moreover, MINDS Scholarships are applicable to full-time studies of a one or two-year Honours or Master’s degree at one of the MINDS preferred institutions in Africa. As one of the partners of the programme, Old Mutual sponsors studies related to Actuarial Sciences, Finance, Business Sciences and Accounting for students studying in South African, Kenyan as well as Nigerian institutions.


Each scholarship covers the expenses below, depending on whether a partial or full scholarship is awarded:

  • Tuition
  • Also, Accommodation and meals
  • One return ticket per duration of studies
  • Also, A fixed stipend

Individuals with a Pan-African outlook, demonstrated leadership ability as well as an excellent academic record who wish to study elsewhere on the African continent, but outside their home country, are invited to apply for the scholarships.


Scholarships will be awarded to meritorious applicants following a rigorous selection process.

To be considered for a MINDS Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a national of an African country, residing in any African country;
  • Also, Have been formally accepted by one or more MINDS preferred institution/s outside of applicants country of citizenship and/ or residency;
  • Have been formally accepted by one or more MINDS preferred institution/s to pursue postgraduate studies within the following year;
  • Also, Have obtained at least 70% in each subject/ course in the last two completed years of study;
  • Produce evidence of demonstrated leadership abilities or potential guided by the questions/ requirements set out in the application form;
  • Also, Submit a complete application form with the required supporting documentation as set out on the application form.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Open toAfrican country
OrganizerMandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS)
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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