Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship for African Students, 2020: The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2020 scholarship application is ongoing for high-flying African students. The scholarship seeks to combine both financial support and leadership programme that will challenge the scholar, allow the scholar to grow and connect with young African changemakers. The leadership programme is built on the principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, leadership and a belief that leadership begins with inner transformation.

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship offers a comprehensive funding support for the core costs associated with the student’s studies. It covers a one-year tuition for honours degree or a two-year master’s degree in any field at a recognized South African institution of higher learning.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Mandela Rhodes Foundation

Scholarship to be taken at: South Africa

Scholarship level: Postgraduate (Masters)

Scholarship Worth: Tuition and registration fees, allowances for study materials, research, medical aid, accommodation and meals, economy class travel to and from home country to South Africa at the beginning and end of studies.

Subject Eligibility: Any course of study

Country/Candidate Eligibility: The scholarship is for African students.

Scholarship Eligibility and Selection Criteria: To be considered for the Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship for African Students, 2020, applicants are to meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be from Africa between the ages of 19 and 29 and possessing a bachelor’s degree with above average academic results willing to advance his/her educational career in South Africa.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the potential to embody the founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Applicants must have already assumed leadership and made an impact on campus or community.
  • Applicants must be willing to abide by the rules and regulations that governs the conduct of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation scholars.
  • Applicants must be willing to return to their home country and impact their communities with the knowledge acquired.

Application Procedure for the Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship for African Students, 2020


Applicants are to apply online by login onto the application platform to access the application and upload the required documents and essays. Applicants are to ensure that their three referees log onto the platform to upload their recommendation letters directly as application cannot be submitted without the letters and will not be considered.

Application Deadline: 16th April, 2020

Visit the Official Application Website for Further Details


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