Mandela Rhodes Scholarship 2021-2022 for African Students (Fully Funded)

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship Programme is open for African citizens to study for postgraduate (Honors and Masters) degree at South African Universities 2021

What You Need to Know About Mandela Rhodes Fully Funded Scholarship 2021


The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships Programme is a combination of financial support for postgraduate studies and a high-quality leadership development programme, with the intention to build exceptional leadership capacity in Africa.

A Mandela Rhodes Scholarship enables a Scholar to study at a South African tertiary institution registered with the South African Council on Higher Education for an accredited postgraduate degree programme. The Scholarship is awarded for one or a maximum of two years, currently for an Honours or Masters degree.

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Level/Fields of Study

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship is open to a postgraduate degree (Honors and Masters). Students interested in the following areas of study can apply for this Rhodes foundation scholarship 2021.

Areas of Study: The leadership development programme is made up of the following three components.

  • Three residential workshops
  • Three regional group pods
  • Mentoring

Host Country

South Africa is the country hosting this Mandela Rhodes Foundation scholarship.

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Eligible Countries

The Rhodes Foundation Scholarship is open to all African countries.

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Scholarship Benefits

The Scholarship covers the cost of a Scholar as follows:

  • Tuition and registration fees as set by the institution;
  • A study materials allowance as set by the MRF;
  • Accommodation and meal allowances as set by the MRF;
  • A medical aid allowance as set by the MRF;
  • Economy-class travel allowance for international Scholars only from the Scholar’s home to their institution at the beginning and back home at the end of their degree programme;
  • Personal allowance.

Mandela Rhodes Scholarship Requirements/ Eligibility

If you are between the ages of 19 and 29, are a citizen of any African country, and have a first degree with above-average academic results (70% and above), you are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Duration of Scholarship: Full funding is for Honours (maximum one year) or Masters (up to a maximum of two years)

How to Apply for Mandela Rhodes Scholarship 2021

All Mandela Rhodes Scholarship applicants are to apply online via the Embark application system.

It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage (see link below) before applying.

Application Deadline

The scholarship application is due on 16th April 2020.

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