The Mandela Scholarship was established in 1973 to protest against the injustice of apartheid and raise the profile of Nelson Mandela’s struggle for freedom. Following his release from Prison in 1990, Mandela wrote to the Scholarship Fund stating: “the power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.” Applicants must evidence how they will embrace the values of Mandela and use their postgraduate degree to make a positive contribution towards their community and home country.
Application Deadline: 9 May 2021 23:59 (GMT)
Eligible Countries: South Africa
Number of Awards: 1
Value of Award: Full tuition fee waiver and £12,000 maintenance.
Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
- have applied and received an offer for a full time, eligible Masters degree at Sussex starting in September 2021
- be a South African national
- hold a good undergraduate degree from an African university, the equivalent of a UK Upper Second class degree.
How to Apply: To be considered for the scholarship, applicants will need to provide a written statement that details their background, ambitions, future plans and leadership potential.