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Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024

Eligible Degrees:

PhD, Post Doc

Funding Type:

Full Funding, tuition + accommodation + other benefits

Deadline:

Deadline varies

Eligible Courses:

courses offered by the universities

Eligible Nationalities:

Open to Africa nationals

Scholarship can be taken at:

MINDS preferred institutions in Africa

Updated on: 10 Jan, 2024

 

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47 Comments

  1. Ramoabi Moabi

    I would love to enroll for this scholarship
    10 Jan, 2024 at 05:41 PM REPLY
    1. BRIAN KIPYEGON KIRUI

      I would like to apply for the scholarship
      10 Jan, 2024 at 08:06 PM REPLY
    1. Harshit Sharma

      Hello Ramoabi Moabi,

      Once you click on the apply button here to submit your application for the scholarship. Please ensure you meet the eligibility criteria of the Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024 before applying and also parallelly look for alternative scholarship options for more funding possibilities. 

      23 Jan, 2024 at 06:30 PM REPLY
  1. Bhekumuzi Mkhonto

    Do you offer scholarship for PhD in Public Administration?
    11 Jan, 2024 at 01:27 AM REPLY
    1. Dammannagari Harish

      Hello Bhekumuzi Mkhonto,

      MINDS offers scholarships for Africans pursuing post-graduate studies within Africa, outside their home countries. The program aims to nurture leaders with a continental development mindset, fostering cohesion between African countries. Scholarships apply to full-time one or two-year Honors or Master’s degree studies at MINDS-preferred institutions, with no prescribed course(Explore MINDS-preferred institutions by visiting the main website through the Apply Now link).

      25 Jan, 2024 at 11:33 AM REPLY
  1. Osward Mwampote

    I ask fully funded scholarship to study masters
    12 Jan, 2024 at 12:55 PM REPLY
    1. Sneha Suryawanshi

      Hi Osward Mwampote,

      Fully funded Master's scholarships await your consideration. Please navigate through the provided link for in-depth information and eligibility criteria. Best of Luck! 

      24 Jan, 2024 at 05:08 PM REPLY
  1. Davison Farai Chakaipa

    have been accepted to study for PHD in Theology at UNISA am a Zimbabwean Chaplain can am I eligible to get full funding?
    13 Jan, 2024 at 10:14 PM REPLY
    1. Dammannagari Harish

      Hey Davison Farai Chakaipa,

      This specific scholarship program offers full funding that covers tuition fee, accommodation, and additional benefits for the selected student. Best of luck with your application process!

      29 Jan, 2024 at 04:38 PM REPLY
  1. ciza Schadrack

    i would love to have to follow this program as PhD student so that my dream will turn to the reality
    16 Jan, 2024 at 05:20 PM REPLY
    1. Dammannagari Harish

      Hey Ciza Schadrack,

      Pursuing a PhD is an admirable goal, and I wholeheartedly support your journey to turn your dream into reality. Wishing you the best of luck!

      01 Feb, 2024 at 11:51 AM REPLY
  1. Richard Gody Odokonyero Paonyuk

    I would like to find out if your scholarships include PhD applicants.
    16 Jan, 2024 at 05:44 PM REPLY
    1. Dammannagari Harish

      Hi Richard Gody Odokonyero Paonyuk,

      Yes, MINDS offers scholarships to Africans who aspire to pursue post-graduate studies within Africa, but outside of their home countries. These scholarships apply to full-time studies for a one or two-year Honors or Master's degree at one of the MINDS preferred institutions (you can find the listings on the website).

      01 Feb, 2024 at 12:03 PM REPLY
  1. Nkanyiso Moyo

    What courses does MINDS fund??
    17 Jan, 2024 at 08:01 PM REPLY
    1. Sneha Suryawanshi

      Hi Nkanyiso Moyo,

      The Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development in 2024, is available for individuals pursuing PhD and Post Doc degrees in various courses offered by universities. This scholarship opportunity is applicable at MINDS-preferred institutions located across Africa. Hope it's clear. 

      01 Feb, 2024 at 05:56 PM REPLY
  1. ciza Schadrack

    i wish to know if u offer PhD in business and administration
    23 Jan, 2024 at 12:43 PM REPLY
    1. Dammannagari Harish

      Hi Ciza Schadrack,

      MINDS Scholarships are applicable to full-time studies of a one or two-year Honors or Master’s degree at one of the MINDS preferred institutions (listed below). MINDS does not prescribe the course to be studied.

      03 Feb, 2024 at 03:20 PM REPLY
  1. Moyo Eve. H

    I would love to enroll for this scholarship
    23 Jan, 2024 at 01:05 PM REPLY
    1. Dammannagari Harish

      Hello Moyo Eve. H

      It's fantastic to hear that you're interested in enrolling in this scholarship program. To begin the process, you can sign up and then proceed with the application. It's advised to carefully check the eligibility criteria before starting the application process. Best of luck! 

      03 Feb, 2024 at 01:01 PM REPLY
  1. Thina Maphosa

    I wish to be considered for this scholarship
    24 Jan, 2024 at 03:43 PM REPLY
  1. Faith Mpofu

    I would love to apply for this scholarship
    28 Jan, 2024 at 02:46 AM REPLY
    1. Nasser Hussain

      Hi Faith Mpofu,

      Click on the apply button here to submit your application for the scholarship. Please ensure you meet the eligibility criteria of the Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024 before applying. and also parallelly look for alternative scholarship options for more funding possibilities. Good luck!
       
       

      03 Feb, 2024 at 03:49 PM REPLY
  1. Ocan Kennedy Kenneth

    Am a Ugandan I would love to pursue PhD at Makerere University next year 2024. Some advice please
    29 Jan, 2024 at 10:11 PM REPLY
    1. Harshit Sharma

      Hi Ocan Kennedy Kenneth,

      If you're considering pursuing a Ph.D. at Makerere University in 2024, start by researching potential advisors and ensuring your research interests align with theirs. Check the program requirements, initiate the application process well in advance, and craft a compelling research proposal. Explore available scholarships and financial aid, and connect with the academic community through networking events. Prepare for potential interviews by practicing articulating your research goals. Be mindful of language proficiency requirements if English is not your first language. If possible, visit Makerere University to get a feel for the campus environment. Plan your application timeline carefully, considering all deadlines. Best of luck with your Ph.D. journey at Makerere University!

      03 Feb, 2024 at 06:21 PM REPLY
  1. Bukata chomba

    Do you offer gentic engineering
    01 Feb, 2024 at 03:32 AM REPLY
    1. Sam Cleopas

      Hello Bukata chomba,

      The Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development does not offer genetic engineering courses. No worries, Here is a list of Biotechnology, Biomedical, and other related Scholarships for International students. Kindly click on the highlighted text to explore and apply for the eligible scholarships. Good luck!

      05 Feb, 2024 at 04:51 PM REPLY
  1. Bukata chomba

    Do u offer undergraduate courses
    01 Feb, 2024 at 03:37 AM REPLY
    1. Sam Cleopas

      Hello Bukata chomba,

      The Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development is only available to PhD and post Doc degrees. However, as you are looking for undergraduate courses here is a list of Bachelors scholarships. Click on the highlighted text to explore and apply for the eligible scholarships. Good luck!

      05 Feb, 2024 at 11:56 AM REPLY
  1. bahar gadam

    Thank you for opening this opportunity for our people. I have a question for you about the Post Doc program at the Institute of MINDS or any suitable one that can make me able to fulfill my Post Doc in Media & Mass Communication or Translation & Interpretation subjects. I'm looking for a fully funded scholarship. Also, I'm ready to fulfill any required legal documents. Note. I'm a PhD as well as a faculty staff. Thank you very much you.
    04 Feb, 2024 at 06:32 PM REPLY
    1. Abhinav Raj

      Hi bahar gadam.

      Here is the comprehensive list of all the Post Doc Scholarships in Journalism and Mass communication for International students,  Check out the available scholarships by clicking the link you can also customize your preference accordingly. Good luck with your applications!

      06 Feb, 2024 at 12:57 PM REPLY
  1. Silver Ninyesiga

    Which courses are available?
    05 Feb, 2024 at 03:05 PM REPLY
    1. Dammannagari Harish

      Hi Silver Ninyesiga,

      Considering this as a scholarship query, MINDS Scholarships apply to full-time studies of a one or two-year Honors or Master’s degree at one of the MINDS preferred institutions (List of Preferred Institutions). MINDS does not prescribe the course to be studied.

      The scholarship covers courses offered by the universities. 

      06 Feb, 2024 at 11:50 AM REPLY
  1. Suzan Laker

    Hello my name is Suzan from Uganda. I have a provisional admission for studying PhD in Linguistics in my country. Can I get this scholarship to study in my own country
    09 Feb, 2024 at 10:06 PM REPLY
    1. Dammannagari Harish

      Hello Suzan Laker,

      The MINDS Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development is open to African nationals. This scholarship allows African students to pursue their studies in a country within the African continent, different from their home country.

      12 Feb, 2024 at 04:37 PM REPLY
  1. JOSEPHINE MUSISI NAIGA

    Iam a Ugandan currently pursuing PhD in Cooperative business at Cooperative University of Kenya. Can i still qualify for this? Thank you
    12 Feb, 2024 at 01:02 PM REPLY
    1. Sneha Suryawanshi

      Hi JOSEPHINE MUSISI NAIGA,

      MINDS provides scholarships for Africans pursuing post-graduate studies within Africa but outside their home countries. Eligible candidates should be formally accepted by one or more MINDS-preferred institutions to pursue full-time one or two-year Honors or Master's degree programs within the following year. I hope it's clear!

      14 Feb, 2024 at 03:46 PM REPLY
  1. Michel

    I would like to apply for this scholarship
    13 Feb, 2024 at 01:58 PM REPLY
    1. Sneha Suryawanshi

      Hi Michel,

      To avail of the Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development, ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria. If you meet the requirements, please proceed with the application process to be considered for this scholarship opportunity. Good Luck! 

      15 Feb, 2024 at 05:53 PM REPLY
  1. Mbabazi Ritah Nakandi

    Hello here,would really love to enroll for this schoolarship.
    21 Feb, 2024 at 01:16 AM REPLY
    1. Harshit Sharma

      Hello Mbabazi Ritah Nakandi,

      If you're interested in the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development, ensure you meet the eligibility criteria. If you qualify,  please proceed with the application process to be considered for this scholarship opportunity. Good luck!

      21 Feb, 2024 at 04:26 PM REPLY
  1. Manthabile Maduna

    I need to apply for PhD scholarship. Kindly highlight me of the steps to follow.
    21 Feb, 2024 at 05:45 AM REPLY
    1. Harshit Sharma

      Hello Manthabile Maduna,

      You can view the application process for the Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024 by clicking here. Before applying, make sure you meet the eligibility criteria for this scholarship. Good Luck with your application process!

      21 Feb, 2024 at 04:37 PM REPLY
  1. Ndere Emmanuel

    Hello, I have A diploma in Electrical Engineering from Uganda and I would like to get a sponsorship and study in Algeria. How do I achieve my dream. Thanks
    21 Feb, 2024 at 02:03 PM REPLY
    1. Saimanoj Suru

      Hello Ndere Emmanuel,

      Here is a list of Bachelors scholarships available in Algeria for international students. kindly apply the filters if required and apply to the eligible scholarships. It's advised to check eligibility criteria carefully before applying. All the best for your future endeavors.Cheers.

      22 Feb, 2024 at 04:32 PM REPLY
  1. Arnold Mwayeni

    How do I apply for a scholarship
    22 Feb, 2024 at 03:25 AM REPLY
    1. Harshit Sharma

      Hi Arnold Mwayeni,

      To access the application process for the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024, click here. Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria before applying. Best of luck with your application process!

      22 Feb, 2024 at 05:03 PM REPLY
  1. Mabwe Nosheni

    I am a PhD (Management) holder from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and just to find out my eligibility to enroll for a post doctoral fully funded with your University
    24 Feb, 2024 at 06:13 PM REPLY

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Details about Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024

Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024 is offered for PhD, Post Doc degree in the field of courses offered by the universities. You can apply to this scholarship here. The deadline for the sending your application is Deadline varies. This scholarship is provided by Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) and the value of this scholarship is Full Funding, tuition + accommodation + other benefits . This scholarship is open for: Open to Africa nationals.

  • Deadline: Deadline varies
  • Scholarship value: Full Funding, tuition + accommodation + other benefits

The MINDS Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development in Africa was successfully launched in 2017, bringing to realization our vision of developing young leaders who have a continent-wide development mindset and leaders who can facilitate greater cooperation between African countries. The Scholarship Programme enables African students to study in an African country other than their home country and in this way immerse themselves in the richness and diversity that the country and its communities have to offer. By broadening access to education, we see the expansion of openness to ideas and the creation of a network of like-minded leaders who will help promote the performance and tangible progress of our continent. There is no doubt that a more integrated African economy on a global scale will accelerate growth, generate positive outcomes, and benefit all its communities.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a national of an African country, residing in any African country.
  • Should have been formally accepted by one or more MINDS preferred institution/s outside of your country of citizenship and/ or residency.
  • Candidate should have been formally accepted by one or more MINDS preferred institution/s to pursue postgraduate studies within the following year.
  • Must have obtained at least 70% in each subject/ course in the last two completed years of study.
  • Must produce evidence of demonstrated leadership abilities or potential guided by the questions/ requirements set out in the application form.
  • Should submit a complete online application form (see below) with the required supporting documentation.

List of Preferred Institutions:

To be eligible to receive a MINDS Scholarship, an applicant must have been accepted to study at one of the following institutions:

EAST AFRICA

  • African Leadership University, Rwanda
  • Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda, Rwanda
  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • Strathmore University, Kenya

NORTH AFRICA

  • Al Akhawayn University, Morocco
  • Université Cadi Ayyad, Morocco
  • Université Mohammed V, Morocco

SOUTHERN AFRICA

  • African Leadership University, Mauritius
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • University of Mauritius, Mauritius
  • University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

WEST AFRICA

  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana
  • Pan-Atlantic University (Lagos Business School), Nigeria
  • University of Development Studies, Ghana

Value of the Scholarship: 

The Scholarship will cover some or all of the expenses below, depending on whether a partial or full scholarship is awarded:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodation and meals
  • One return ticket per duration of studies
  • A fixed stipend.

 

 

 

Documents required:

 

  • A copy of the data/ bio page of your passport.
  • A certified academic transcript/ results slip of the last two years of study.
  • A copy of the official acceptance letter from the university. The letter must:
    • Be addressed to the applicant.
    • State the degree to which the applicant has been accepted to study.
    • State the academic year at which the degree will commence.
    • State the duration of the course (e.g. one year).
  • A copy of a valid study permit or visa OR proof of application. (Optional)
  • A detailed CV/ Resume of not more than four (4) single-sided pages.
  • Two reference letters (of not more than 3 pages each) addressing the applicant’s demonstration of integrity, their competency and/or potential as a leader and their commitment to the development of the African continent.

 

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FAQs

  1. Can I get an education loan to study abroad at Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS)

    Yes, you can secure an education loan to study abroad at Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS). Education loans are of two types- Collateral and non collateral. Collateral includes either: Immovable property – a house or a flat or land (or) liquid security – an FD, or LIC or shares or bonds. Agricultural lands are not accepted by any bank for education loan.

    Public banks like SBI, BOB offer these types of education loans. There are many NBFCs who offer Non-collateral education loans. Apply for the best education loan to study abroad.

  2. When is the deadline of Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024?

    The deadline of Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024 is Deadline varies

  3. For which degree is Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024 offered for?

    Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024 is offered to PhD, Post Doc degree

  4. For which field is Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024 offered for?

    Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024 is offered for courses offered by the universities

  5. Who can apply for Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024?

    Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024 is open for: Open to Africa nationals

  6. Who is offering Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024?

    Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024 is offered by Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS)

  7. What is the funding covered in Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024?

    Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024 Covers Full Funding, tuition + accommodation + other benefits

  8. Where can Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024 can be taken at?

    Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2024 can be taken at MINDS preferred institutions in Africa
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