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APPLY NOW! 2017 Mauritius – Africa Scholarships Scheme To Students Of African Union Member States

The Government of the Republic of Mauritius is offering scholarships for full-time, on-campus undergraduate studies in public Tertiary Education Institutions (TEIs) in Mauritius to deserving students who are resident citizens of member states of the African Union.

Application Deadline:  31 May 2017

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality:
Candidates must be resident citizens of member states of the African Union. Mauritian nationals and foreign residents in Mauritius are NOT eligible under this Scheme.

Age Limit:
Applicants should be above 18 years of age and should not have reached their 26th birthday at the closing date of application

Qualification entry requirements:
– Candidates should have successfully completed end of secondary school to be eligible and should satisfy the minimum grade requirements as indicated below:
(i) 24 points at GCE A – Level which will be computed on the basis of the following grades obtained in three Principal subjects: A+=10, A=9, B=8, C=7, D=6 & E=5; OR
(ii) at least an overall average of 70% or an overall average of, 14/20; OR
(iii) criteria equivalent to (i) or (ii) above.

– In case the language of instruction is not English in the qualifying examination, the candidate will have to provide a valid TOEFL or IELTS test results with a minimum score not less than 550 or 5.5 respectively, or an appropriate proof of English Language proficiency.

– Candidates who are already holders of an undergraduate degree will NOT be eligible under this scholarship scheme.

– Self-financing candidates already studying in Mauritius in an undergraduate programme will NOT be eligible under this Scholarship scheme.

Scholarships shall NOT be awarded for:
 Top-up degree programmes;
 Foundation programmes;
 Part-time courses;
 Distance Education programmes;
 Mixed modes (distance and on-campus learning);
 Non accredited courses; or
 Postgraduate programmes.

The Application Form
The application form can be downloaded from the Ministry’s website: http://ministry-education.govmu.org or HERE

Application to Tertiary Education Institutions (TEIs)
– All applicants must also have applied for at least one full-time on-campus undergraduate programme at a public TEI of their choice (listed under Section 8). This application must be made as soon as the TEIs have opened their application windows on their respective websites.

– Applicants need to submit the completed Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Application Form along with documents as per Section 7 to their respective Nominating Agencies. This should be done by a deadline to be determined by the Nominating Agency and communicated to prospective applicants.
An applicant may either:
(a) obtain a conditional offer (letter of admission) from their chosen Mauritian public TEI and submit this along with the scholarship application: OR
(b) submit an acknowledgement notice from a Mauritian public TEI that the application for a seat has been made.

– ALL candidates, irrespective of whether having opted for (a) or (b) above, must also submit the fully completed Application Form and certified copies of the following documents as part of their application to their local Nominating Agency:
(i) Birth Certificate;
(ii) Educational certificates and transcripts at secondary school level, or above;
(iii)Medical certificate to be filled and stamped by a registered medical practitioner in SECTION SIX of the Application Form;
(iv) Copy of passport biodata page, if available.

Note:
1) Non-submission of the documents mentioned above, or incorrect or incomplete filling of the application form will result in disqualification of the applicant;
2) The Declaration in SECTION FOUR of the Application Form must be signed by the applicant;
3) Academic certificates and transcripts, if not in French or in English, must be submitted along with a certified translation in one of these two languages;
4) In SECTION THREE of the Application Form, applicants should indicate the title of up to three (3) courses in a TEI, along with their course codes to which they have been admitted or for which they have submitted an application for enrolment;
5) All applications should unconditionally be made through the Nominating Agency in the country of citizenship of the applicant, along with the necessary supporting documents.

Application Enquiries
Applicants are advised to contact the Nominating Agency in their country of citizenship to obtain details on the application procedure to be followed when submitting applications.

Downloads:

Guidelines for Applicants
– Application Form
List of Nominating Agencies

For more information, kindly visit the official website HERE.

 

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