The Government of the Republic of Mauritius is offering scholarships to deserving students who are resident citizens of member states of the African Union or of African Common wealth countries for full-time, on-campus undergraduate (diploma/degree) and postgraduate programmes tenable in public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Mauritius.
Candidates must be resident citizens of member states of the African Union or of AfricanCommonwealth countries. Mauritian nationals and foreign nationals residing in Mauritius are NOT eligible to apply under this Scheme.
1.2 Age Limit
1.2.1 For undergraduate programmes applicants should be above 18 years of age and should not have reached their 26th birthday by the closing date of application.
1.2.2 For Master’s programmes applicants should not have reached 35 years and for PhD
programmes applicants should not have reached 45 years by the closing date of application.
1.3 Qualification requirements
1.3.1 Qualification requirements for Diploma Programme
Candidates must have:
(i). A minimum of five (5) credits at School Certificate (S.C), or General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) ‘O’ Level or International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), inclusive of a credit in English Language or acceptable evidence of proficiency in English Language (IELTS, TOEFL etc.., as per para 1.3.4 below).
(ii). Five (5) ‘O’ Level passes awarded by any other approved examining body deemed to be equivalent to (i) above, inclusive of a pass in English Language or acceptable evidence of proficiency in English Language (IELTS, TOEFL etc.., as per para 1.3.4 below).
(iii) Qualification equivalent to (i)
(a) A pass in English at A level will be acceptable in lieu of English Language at ‘O’ Level.
(b) A pass at subsidiary level and/or ‘A’ Level or equivalent will be acceptable in lieu of a pass at ‘O’ Level as per (i) and (ii) above.
(c) Some diploma programmes may have higher qualification requirements than (i) and (ii) and applications will be considered only for candidates meeting the minimum requirements of these programmes.
1.3.2 Qualification requirements for Undergraduate degree Programme
Candidates should have successfully completed end-of-secondary schooling to be eligible and should satisfy the minimum grade requirements as indicated below:
(i) at least 21 points at GCE A-Level which will be computed on the basis of the following grades obtained in three Principal subjects: A+=10, A=9, B=8, C=7 & D=6; AND
(ii) at least an overall average of 60% or an overall average of 12/20; OR
(iii) qualification equivalent to (i) or (ii) above.
1.3.3 Qualification requirements for Postgraduate Programmes
126.96.36.199 For Master’s degree the applicants should have successfully completed an undergraduate degree with:
(i) at least an upper second class or 60%, whichever is applicable; OR
(ii) a Grade Point Average (GPA) not less than 3 out of 4 or equivalent, from a recognized higher education institution; OR
(iii) alternative qualifications acceptable to the Ministry.
188.8.131.52 For PhD Programmes the applicants should already have an MPhil research degree or equivalent in the relevant field.
The onus for the provision of equivalence of qualifications rests upon the applicants.
i. Candidates opting for a Master’s or doctoral study should submit their detailed study/research plan (of about 750 words for Master’s and 1500 words for PhD)
along with their application.
ii. Candidates applying for doctoral study must provide evidence of support from a named supervisor from one of the HEIs in Mauritius at the time of the application.
The list of research theme/ research interest can be consulted from the websites of the different HEIs
1.3.4 In case the language of instruction is not English in the qualifying examination, the candidate will have to provide a valid TOEFL test result with a minimum score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer based) or 79 (internet based) or valid IELTS test results with a minimum score of 5.5 or an acceptable proof of English Language proficiency.
1.3.5 Self-financing African students already studying in Mauritius will NOT be eligible to apply for the same programme level under this Scholarship Scheme.
1.3.6 Scholarships will NOT be awarded for:
Top-up degree programmes;
Distance Education programmes;
Mixed/blended modes (distance and on-campus learning); or
The following documents are available for download from the Ministry’s website
This document contains important information regarding the conditions attached to the scholarship,
the application procedure, and a list of public Higher Education Institutions in Mauritius where the
applicants must have applied for full-time on-campus studies.
Application for the scholarship can only be made on the application form, duly filled-in. Section 5 of the application form should be endorsed and completed by the Nominating Agency in the country of citizenship of the applicant. Applications which are not made through the Nominating Agency of the respective countries will not be entertained.
An application under this Scheme is to be made solely through the Nominating Agency responsible for the processing of scholarships in the country of citizenship of the applicant. Such a Nominating Agency, which may typically be part of the Ministry of Education in the country of the applicant, will then shortlist and endorse the applications of a maximum of ten (10) nominated candidates (indicating clearly the level of studies for each nominated candidate) and submit the duly completed application forms for the two intakes of 2019 as per the table below:
Deadline for electronic
|Deadline for submission of hard copy|
|1||March 2019||18 February 2019||25 February 2019|
|2||August 2019||15 April 2019||29 April 2019|
All documents to be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific
Research of Mauritius at the address mentioned below :
The Senior Chief Executive,
Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research
(Attn: Tertiary Education and Scientific Research Division)
MITD House, Pont Fer, Phoenix 73544.
Republic of Mauritius