In this article, we explore the details of the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme 2024, a program providing educational opportunities for deserving students from African Union and African Commonwealth countries.
The Government of the Republic of Mauritius has introduced the Mauritius Africa Scholarship Scheme 2024. A commendable initiative to provide educational opportunities for deserving students. Who are resident citizens of member states of the African Union or African Commonwealth countries. Also, the scholarships are available for full-time, on-campus undergraduate (diploma/degree) and postgraduate (MPhil/PhD) programs. Programs at public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Mauritius.
Mauritius Africa Scholarship Scheme Nomination Process
A Nominating Agency, typically part of the Ministry of Education in the applicant’s country, plays a crucial role in the nomination process. These agencies ensure applicants meet all eligibility criteria. They also submit complete applications to the Mauritian Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science, and Technology. Nominating Agencies are responsible for widely disseminating the Call for the Mauritius Africa Scholarship Scheme 2024 and processing applications from candidates. Also, the deadline for submission for the July/September 2024 intake is set for April 26, 2024. The Nominating Agency must make applications, including all necessary supporting documents.
Nomination Procedure, Deadlines, and Submission
Nominating Agencies are required to nominate up to fifteen applicants for further selection at the Ministry level. The selection decision regarding the distribution of nominees between undergraduate and postgraduate programs rests with the nominating agencies. Nominated applicants must meet all eligibility criteria and submit complete paperwork.
To ensure a smooth process, Nominating Agencies must submit scanned copies of all documents for up to fifteen eligible candidates. These documents must be sent to the email address of the Mauritius Africa Scholarship Scheme by April 19, 2024, for the July/September 2024 intake. Additionally, hard copies of the complete applications should reach the Ministry of Education in Mauritius by April 26, 2024.
Candidates must download the application form from specified websites. They must also apply for at least one full-time on-campus program at a public HEI in Mauritius. The application must be accompanied by a conditional offer or acknowledgment notice from the chosen HEI and, for postgraduate programs, an abridged research plan.
Eligibility Criteria of the Mauritius Africa Scholarship Scheme 2024
The eligibility criteria include being a resident citizen of the applicant’s country, meeting age limits, and possessing the required qualifications for the respective program level. Also, Nominating Agencies shortlist candidates based on merit and endorse them on the National Endorsement Form. The Ministry of Education in Mauritius communicates the list of successful applicants to respective Nominating Agencies. The scholarship committee then issues a Scholarship Agreement Form to successful applicants.
The scholarship covers tuition fees, course-related costs, and a monthly living allowance. Awardees are expected to bring sufficient funds for the initial phase of their stay in Mauritius. The scholarship duration varies based on the program of study.
Finally, the Mauritius Africa Scholarship Scheme 2024 is a significant opportunity for African students to pursue higher education in Mauritius. The initiative reflects the commitment of the Republic of Mauritius to contribute to the educational development of the African continent.
For more details, go to the official Mauritius website.
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