Deadline: 20 April, 2021

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation has opened applications for the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship Programme.

The programme is built on the principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership, and a belief that leadership begins with inner transformation.

It aims to keep Nelson Mandela’s legacy alive by equipping young African leaders with the competence and courage to transform the continent into a place where everyone has equal opportunity to thrive.

The programme is delivered primarily through a series of week-long residential workshops.


  • Tuition and registration fees
  • Study material allowance
  • Accommodation and meal allowances
  • Medical aid allowance
  • Personal allowance
  • Research and conferencing grants can be made available on request
  • Economy-class flights for international scholars from their home countries to their institutions at the start and end of their studies


  • Applicants should be between the ages of 19 and 29
  • Applicants should be citizens of any African country
  • Applicant should have a first degree with above average academic results

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Mandela Rhodes Foundation


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