Mandela Rhodes Foundation


Mandela Rhodes

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships aim to help in building leadership excellence in Africa. A Mandela Rhodes Scholarship is more than a bursary, though the costs of Scholars are generously covered during their period of study. The Mandela Rhodes Foundation offers young Africans who exhibit academic prowess as well as broader leadership potential an educational opportunity unique on the continent. While pursuing their chosen post-graduate degree, each Scholar benefits from access to leadership development programmes, rooted in the principles underpinning the Foundation.
Bursary Fields

All Fields of Study
Who Can Apply

The Mandela Rhodes scholarship is open to postgraduate students. It is a requirement of the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships that all applicants are citizens of African countries. All applicants must provide a certified copy of their South African ID or passport attached to the application form. Applicants should either be nominated by (your) university or tertiary institution or may be self-nominated by applying directly to the MRF.

Bursary Levels

Which Countries can Apply?

Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Tuition and accommodation fees are paid direct to the university, while allowances for prescribed books, travelling, living and other expenses are paid direct to the student, unless arranged otherwise.

1 or 2 years
Closing Date

16 April 2025
Contact Details

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation The Mandela Rhodes Building 150 St George's Mall Cape Town 8001 South Africa
The Mandela Rhodes Foundation P O Box 15897 Vlaeberg 8018 South Africa
Tel: (021) 424-3346
Application Address

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