Apply For The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship 2024

The scholarship combines financial support with a leadership programme that will challenge you, grow you, and connect you to young African changemakers – just like you.

Qualification On Mandela Rhodes Scholarship

  • I can study at a postgraduate level in English. 
  • I am a citizen of an African country
  • I am between the ages of 19 and 29
  • By 1 Jan 2025, I will have an undergraduate degree with excellent academic results (above 70% or upper-second class Honors)

You can apply if you meet all this requirement criteria

How Mandela Rhodes Scholars are selected 

  • Leadership
  • Reconciliation
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship

Are you ready to grow?

To benefit from our programme you must be curious about doing the personal, internal work of leadership. This means a commitment to developing self-awareness by engaging with difficult parts of yourself, an openness to learning from the diversity and differences in your cohort, and a willingness to explore and embrace complexity within yourself, others, and the systems around you.

How to apply

  • You must apply online. You can log onto our applications platform to access your application and upload your documents and essays. 
  • The three people who write your recommendation letters must also log onto the platform to upload their letters directly. 
  • You must give them plenty of time to write their letters, sign onto the platform, and upload them.
  •  Your application cannot be submitted without the letters and will not be considered

The application deadline

The deadline is 21 April, by which time all application documentation needs to have been uploaded. Your recommenders (referees) must have uploaded their references by then in order for your application to be complete.

Apply now

Our application timeline runs from March to November of each year, for the following year’s intake. Applications open on 14 March 2024 and close 21 April 2024. You will apply online, and access our application platform through our website.

Interested Applicants Should APPLY NOW