The Mauritius government is providing full scholarships to African students.

The Mauritius government is offering scholarships to qualifying students who are citizens of African Union or African Commonwealth countries.

The Republic of Mauritius Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology announced this in a circular viewed by Nairametrics.

To be eligible, applicants must have applied for a full-time on-campus program (Diploma, Degree, MPhil, or PhD) at a public Higher Education Institution in Mauritius mentioned in Section 8 of the applicable Guidelines for Applicants, beginning in the academic year 2024.

The scholarship will last for the maximum term of the program or the minimum course duration, whichever is shorter, according to the Mauritius Ministry of Education.

The scholarship program follows the following guidelines:

Programs for Undergraduates

Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
They should not have turned 26 before January 1, 2025.
PhD/MPhil Programs

Applicants must be under the age of 40 on January 1, 2025.

Eligible countries 

Applicants from the following countries including Nigeria are eligible: Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria, Madagascar, Seychelles, Rwanda, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Angola, Namibia, Republic of Congo, Gabon, South Sudan, Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Comoros. 

Value of the scholarship 

  • Tuition fees: There will be provision of up to Rs 100,000 (USD 3205 approx.) yearly allocated to each beneficiary for this studentship to meet tuition fees and related course costs. 
  • Living allowance: The Government of Mauritius will provide beneficiaries with a monthly living allowance of Rs 8,300 (USD 266 approx.) monthly for the full academic year and renewed upon submission of evidence from the University of having successfully enrolled for the next academic year for day-to-day expenses. No stipend will be released during any period of vacation leave abroad except for the house rent which should not be for more than two months.
  • Candidates could be allowed to change course or institution taking into consideration their payment capacity beyond the scholarship limit of Rs 100,000 (USD 3205 approx.), provided that the students have not yet embarked on the programme or no funds have been disbursed.

Degree Levels 

    • Diploma 
    • Bachelor’s 
    • Master’s 
    • PhD 

Program Studies 

  • Undergraduate Diploma: Three (3) years 
  • Undergraduate Degree: Four (4) Years 
  • MPhil: Two (2) years 
  • MPhil/PhD: Four (4) years + 6 months for the transfer from MPhil to PhD 
  • PhD: Three (3) years 


  • The scholarship covers tuition fees and contributes to living expenses. 
  • It includes return airfare via the most economical route, valid for travel from the country of origin at the beginning of studies and back upon successful completion. 


  • Intake: July to September 2024 
  • Deadline for electronic submission: April 19, 2024 
  • Hard copy submission deadline: April 26, 2024 

Application Procedure 

Applications and supporting documents should be sent to the Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Mauritius. 

The nominating agencies/ High Commissions of eligible countries  can be found here  

The application form can be found here. Completed forms and supporting documents should be emailed to: