Mauritius Fully Funded Scholarship

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The Government of Mauritius is offering scholarships to eligible South Africans for full-time, on-campus undergraduate and postgraduate programmes tenable in public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Mauritius for the 2022 academic year starting in April 2022.

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is the Nominating Agency for South Africans who wish to apply for the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme. The information below 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.

Note: This call for applications is for the April 2022 intake only. The call for the October 2022 intake will be published later in the year.

 Degree level






 31 January 2022 for the April 2022 intake.

Note: Please note that the above deadline differs from what is contained in the guidelines below due to the processing of applications and selection processes that need to be completed by the DHET as the nominating agency. Failure to submit applications and supporting documents by the above due date will result in your application not being considered.

Who can apply?

General criteria:

– South African citizens in good health and with a strong academic record;

– Candidates must have an interest in studying in Mauritius and demonstrate a commitment to the development of South Africa;

– Candidates must be available to study in Mauritius at the start of their academic programme in April 2022;

– All applicants must meet the entry criteria for their selected programme in Mauritius;

– All applicants must meet the minimum academic requirement for entry into a similar programme at a South African university;

– All candidates must have proficiency in English;

– Not be in receipt of a scholarship from any other public source in Mauritius;

– Applicants must have already applied for full-time on-campus studies at any public Higher Education Institution in Mauritius for academic year starting in 2022 (proof of application is required by 19 February 2022);

– Awardees should be vaccinated against COVID-19 to have access to higher education institutions in Mauritius. For awardees who cannot for medical purposes be vaccinated, they will be required to produce duly certified medical certificates;

– Applicants must be prepared to undergo a medical check-up as per the Passport and Immigration Office requirements (, in Mauritius and the tests 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.


Undergraduate scholarship applicants:

– Must have successfully completed National Senior Certificate with a Bachelor’s pass and a minimum of 60% average mark achieved, excluding Life Orientation subject;

– Applicants should be above 18 years of age and should not have reached their 26th birthday by August 2022.

– Candidates already holding an undergraduate degree will not be considered.



Master’s scholarship applicants:

– Master’s applicants must have completed an Honour’s degree with a minimum of 60% average mark achieved;

– Applicants should not have reached 35 years of age by 22 August 2022;

– All applicants must submit a detailed study/research plan of about 750 words and a name of a proposed supervisor in Mauritius, where applicable;

– Applicants already holding a Masters’ degree or its equivalent will not be considered.

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