Apply for Mauritius-Africa Scholarship

All South Africans are invited to apply for the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme offered by the government of Mauritius for full-time, on-campus undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. According to a statement issued by the Department of Higher Education, you have up until 31st January 2022 to send your applications. All eligible students can apply to study in public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Mauritius for the 2022 academic year, starting in April 2022.

“The information provided is for South African applicants only. Applicants from other eligible countries should contact their government or local representative of the Government of Mauritius for information on how to apply,” DHET said on Monday.

The department said applicants should note that this application call is for the April 2022 intake only. The call for the October 2022 intake will be published later in the year.

“Failure to submit applications and supporting documents by the above, due date will result in your application not being considered,” the department said.

The scholarship will offer tuition fees and course-related costs of up to MUR 100 000 and a monthly living allowance to the value of MUR 12 500 (approximately R4 500).

Students will also be entitled to free basic health care in public hospitals in Mauritius and return airfare to and from Mauritius by the most economical route.

“Awardees will have to make their own arrangements to pay for their one-way air tickets and then apply for a refund upon arrival in Mauritius by providing the necessary original receipts and documentation.”

“Please read the guidelines to ensure you have the correct documents for a refund,” the department said.

According to the department, successful candidates are required to make provision for all other expenses not covered under this scholarship, such as additional tuition costs above the tuition offer, costs of fieldwork, books, and re-sit examination costs.

Applicants must be prepared to undergo a medical check-up as per the Passport and Immigration Office requirements ( in Mauritius. 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. For more information, visit University of Mauritius:

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