Deadline: 21 April, 2022

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation has opened applications for 2022 scholarships.

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.


  • Tuition and registration fees as set by the university or institution
  • A study materials allowance as set by the Mandela Rhodes Foundation
  • Accommodation and meal allowances as set by the Mandela Rhodes Foundation
  • Medical aid allowance as set by the Mandela Rhodes Foundation
  • Personal allowance as set by the Mandela Rhodes Foundation
  • 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 must be between the ages of 19 and 29
  • Applicants must be citizens of an African country
  • Applicants must have first degrees with above average academic results (70% and above)
  • Applicants must have demonstrated the potential to embody reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership
  • Applicants must have already assumed leadership and made an impact on their campus or community
  • Applicants must evince a commitment to developing self-awareness by engaging with difficult parts of themselves, an openness to learning from the diversity and differences in their cohort, and a willingness to explore and embrace complexity within themselves, others and the systems around them

To and for more information, click here.

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