University of Mauritius Application for Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme

By | May 23, 2023

The Government of the Republic of Mauritius is offering scholarships to deserving students
who are resident citizens of member states of the African Union or of the African Commonwealth
countries for full-time, on-campus undergraduate (diploma/degree) programmes tenable in
public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Mauritius.

The Government of Mauritius is awarding scholarships to deserving students who are resident citizens of member states of the
African Union or African Commonwealth countries, as per the following criteria:

  1. For undergraduate programmes, applicants should be above 18 years of age and should not have reached their 26th birthday by 01 January 2024.
  2. For PhD programmes, applicants should not have reached 40 years by 01 January 2024.
  3. Applicants must have already applied for a full-time on-campus programme (Diploma, Degree, MPhil or PhD) at a public Higher Education Institution in Mauritius (listed in Section 8 in the appropriate Guidelines for Applicants) for the academic year starting in 2023.
  4. The scholarship will be for a maximum duration as indicated in the table below or the minimum course duration whichever is lesser.

Students may avail themselves of the facilities of the various Schemes existing at the University, namely :


SN Programme of Studies Maximum Duration
1 Undergraduate Diploma Three (3) years
2 Undergraduate Degree Four (4) years
3 MPhil / PhD Four (4) years + 6 months for the transfer from MPhil to PhD
4 PhD Three (3) years

The Scholarship will support successful candidates in meeting their tuition fees and in contributing to their living expenses during their studies in Mauritius. Furthermore, the scholarship covers return airfare by the most economical route. This will be valid for travel from the country of origin at the beginning of the studies and back to the country of origin upon successful completion of studies.
The following documents are available for download from the following websites ( and

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I. Guidelines for Applicants
This document contains important information regarding the conditions attached to the scholarship, the application procedure, and a list of public Higher Education Institutions in Mauritius where full-time on-campus studies are run.
II. Application Form (Applicants are invited to fill in the form electronically before printing)
Application for the scholarship can only be made on the application form, duly filled-in. Section 5 of the application form should be endorsed and completed by the Nominating Agency in the country of citizenship of the applicant.
An application under this Scheme is to be made solely through the Nominating Agency responsible for the processing of scholarships in the country of citizenship of the applicant. Such Nominating Agency, which may typically be part of the Ministry of Education in the country of the applicant, will then shortlist and endorse the applications of a maximum of FIFTEEN (15) eligible candidates (the decision on the distribution of nominees from the undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes rest on the nominating agencies) and submit the duly completed application forms as per the table below:
Intake Deadline for electronic submission
Hard copy should reach Mauritius by
August/September 2023 19 May 2023 26 May 2023
Applications, together with supporting documents as required should be forwarded to the Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Mauritius at the address mentioned below, for a final selection.
The Senior Chief Executive,
Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology
(Attn: Tertiary Education and Scientific Research Division)
Level 2, MITD House, Pont Fer, Phoenix 73544.
Republic of Mauritius (Email: )

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