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Empower Your Leadership Journey in Africa - MINDS Scholarship 2024

                     Empower Your Leadership Journey in Africa - MINDS Scholarship 2024

You have a special chance as an African student to change the course of the continent. Applications are now being accepted for the MINDS Scholarship Program for Leadership Development 2024. 

This scholarship program, which was introduced by the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) in 2017, is a ray of hope and change. 

It seeks to develop young leaders with a pan-African perspective, encouraging collaboration among African nations.

What the MINDS Scholarship Offers

Comprehensive Financial Support

The MINDS Scholarship is designed to ease your academic journey by covering essential expenses. Depending on the scholarship awarded (partial or full), it includes:

  • Tuition Fees: Full or partial coverage of your course fees.
  • Accommodation and Meals: Ensure a comfortable living and study environment.
  • Travel: One return ticket for the duration of your studies.
  • Stipend: A fixed amount to support your daily expenses.

Eligibility Criteria: Are You the Ideal Candidate?

To qualify for the MINDS Scholarship, you must:

  • Be an African national, residing in any African country.
  • Have acceptance from a MINDS preferred institution outside your home country.
  • Plan to pursue postgraduate studies within the next academic year.
  • Achieve at least 70% in each subject/course in the last two years of study.
  • Show evidence of leadership potential as per the application requirements.
  • Submit a complete online application with necessary supporting documentation.

Preferred Institutions Across Africa

Your journey with MINDS can take you to leading universities across the continent, including:

  • East Africa: African Leadership University (Rwanda), Carnegie Mellon University (Rwanda), Makerere University (Uganda), Strathmore University (Kenya).
  • Southern Africa: African Leadership University (Mauritius), University of Cape Town (South Africa), University of Mauritius, University of Witwatersrand (South Africa).
  • North Africa: Al Akhawayn University (Morocco), Universit√© Cadi Ayyad (Morocco), Universit√© Mohammed V (Morocco).
  • West Africa: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (Ghana), Pan-Atlantic University (Nigeria), University of Development Studies (Ghana).

How to Apply for MINDS Scholarship Programme

Required Documents: Prepare the following in PDF format, each not exceeding 2MB:

  • Passport data page.
  • Certified academic transcripts/results of the last two years.
  • Official acceptance letter from the university.
  • Valid study permit or visa (optional).
  • Detailed CV/Resume (max 4 pages).
  • Two reference letters focusing on integrity, leadership potential, and commitment to African development.

Application Link: Start your application journey here.

For more detailed information, visit the MINDS Scholarship website.

Deadline: Currently unspecified. Act promptly to seize this opportunity.

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