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Mauritius-Africa Scholarship 2024


For the 2023 academic year, which will begin in August/September 2023, the Government of Mauritius is awarding scholarships to qualified South Africans for full-time, on-campus undergraduate and postgraduate programs tenable in public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Mauritius.

Mauritius-Africa Scholarship


Mauritius-Africa Scholarship

The nominating organization for South Africans wishing to apply for the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme is the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).


Only applicants from South Africa should read the material below.

For information on how to apply, applicants from other nations that qualify should get in touch with their government or a Mauritius government representative in their area.

Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Degree Level

  • Diploma
  • Bachelor’s
  • Master’s
  • PhD

Undergraduate Scholarship Applicants:

  •  Must have successfully completed National Senior Certificate with a Bachelor’s pass and a minimum of 60% average mark achieved, excluding Life Orientation subject;
  •  Applicants should be above 18 years of age and should not have reached their 26th birthday by 01 January 2024;
  •  Candidates already holding an undergraduate degree will not be considered.

For MPhil / PhD programme:

  •  PhD applicants must already hold a Master’s in research or equivalent degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 60% average mark achieved;
  •  Applicants should not have reached 40 years of age by 01 January 2024;
  •  Applicants must provide the name and written acceptance of their proposed supervisor(s). The list of research theme/research interest can be consulted from the websites of the different HEIs;
  •  All applicants should submit an Abridged Research Proposal for MPhil/PhD as per format below along with their application


  • 15 April 2023.

Candidate Requirements for Mauritius-Africa Scholarship

  • South African citizens in good health and with a strong academic record;
  •  Candidates must have an interest in studying in Mauritius and demonstrate a commitment to the development of South Africa;
  •  Candidates must be available to study in Mauritius at the start of their academic programme in August/September 2023;
  •  All applicants must meet the entry criteria for their selected study programme in Mauritius;
  •  All applicants must meet the minimum academic requirement for entry into a similar programme at a South African university;
  •  All candidates must have proficiency in English;
  •  Not be in receipt of a scholarship from any other public source in Mauritius;
  •  Applicants must have already applied for full-time on-campus studies at any public Higher Education Institution in Mauritius for the academic year starting in 2023 (proof of application is required by 15 May 2023);
  • Awardees should abide by latest government regulations regarding vaccination against COVID-19;
  • Awardees should abide to the protocols setup by Mauritian authorities for passengers travelling to Mauritius;
  • Applicants must be prepared to undergo a medical check-up as per the Passport and Immigration Office requirements (, in Mauritius and the test results shall be submitted to the Passport and Immigration Office, with a copy to the Ministry, not later than one month after arrival in Mauritius.


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