Call for Applications: MINDS Scholarship Programme

Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS)
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 31 December, 2018
Opportunity type: 
Fellowships and Scholarships

Applications for the MINDS Scholarship Program are still open.

Guidelines on how to apply

Ensure that you meet ALL of the requirements set out and upload ALL of the required documents. Applications that do not meet requirements or for which all required documentation has not been provided are immediately disqualified. Don’t get yourself disqualified because you’re in a hurry to submit an application. Rather take the time to ensure that you meet the requirements and to gather all of the required documents before submitting an application.

MINDS is looking for individuals with a Pan-African outlook, strong leadership potential and a track record of academic excellence. Your application must demonstrate these elements convincingly. 

MINDS encourages applicants to consider universities that are outside of South Africa. Most applications received to date have been for South African institutions and there are limited numbers that can be awarded to each university. This means that competition is stiffer for South African institutions. 

There are two scholarships available for South African citizens wishing to study elsewhere in Africa.

MINDS has set aside scholarships for studies that relate to Actuarial Sciences, Business Sciences and Accounting. If you wish to conduct such studies at any of the South African, Kenyan and Nigerian institutions that are on our preferred list, don’t miss the opportunity to apply. Ensure that you meet the requirements before submitting an application.

There is no deadline for submission. Applicants - who meet the criteria - should apply as soon as they have all supporting documents needed submit the application. MINDS will review applications as they are submitted and aim to award scholarships per different university cycles on the continent.

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