INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship for Sub-Saharan African Students

The Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship is offered for candidates who are nationals of a sub-Saharan African country and have spent a substantial part of their lives and received part of their prior education in Africa. Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.

To honour the life and work of President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, the INSEAD MBA Class of ’75 created an endowment at their 30th Class Reunion to provide financial support for one or more African participants per year at INSEAD in perpetuity. At their 5th reunion the Class of ’01J contributed to this important scholarship fund, as did the Class of ’97D on the occasion of their 10th reunion and the Class of ’69 at their 40th reunion.

By way of their interests, activities and accomplishments candidates for this scholarship will need to demonstrate:

  • outstanding academic achievement and promise
  • aptitude for business and financial management
  • strong likelihood of spending the better part of their working careers in Africa and
  • a firm commitment to the goals of African development, understanding amongst peoples and public interest.
  • In awarding scholarships, INSEAD shall particularly seek candidates from southern Africa.

To be eligible for the Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship, candidates must be a national of a sub-Saharan African country and have spent a substantial part of their lives and received part of their prior education in Africa. Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.

Essay topic

1).In 350-400 words state why you wish to undertake the INSEAD MBA and why you feel it is relevant to your particular educational needs. Furthermore, explain how you envisage contributing to the future development of your country after graduation and discuss why you should be selected as the Nelson Mandela scholar in your class.
2).In 200 words analyse what you consider to be the most significant issue relating to the society, politics, economics, or culture of your country or region today.
3).In 150-200 words provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year at INSEAD.

Value of Scholarship

Up to €20,000

Duration of Scholarship: 10 to 12 months

Application Deadline

December 15 Class:
Round 1:
Applications Open: 25 April 2014
Deadline: 12 May 2014
Round 2:
Applications Open: 27 June 2014
Deadline: 16 July 2014

Offered Annually? Yes

How to Apply

Visit Scholarship Webpage and Scholarship application guideline

Cardiff University Postgraduate Taught International Scholarships 2014/2015

The Cardiff University Postgraduate Taught International Scholarships is offered by the university to international students. Scholarships are to be used for entry in academic year 2014/15 only. If you are awarded a scholarship and wish to defer your entry to the University, you will lose your scholarship and will need to re-apply again in the following year. These scholarships are only available to self-funded students. Students must satisfy certain financial requirements as part of their visa application for study in the UK and students should not be solely relying on receiving a scholarship to meet the UKBA financial requirements.

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

  • You must be confirmed as an Overseas Student for fee paying purposes (this information is contained in your offer letter).*
  • You must fully complete the application form with the supporting statements as directed. Incomplete forms will not be considered.
  • You must return the completed application form by the deadline. Applications received after this date will not be accepted. Applications must be emailed to internationalscholarships@cardiff.ac.uk by the deadline. Any applications not sent to this email account will not be considered.
  • Cardiff University must have received your application for an academic course by 1300 (GMT) Tuesday 30th April 2014. You must have received, and firmly accepted, a conditional or unconditional offer by the deadline of 1300 (GMT) Friday 30th May 2014**
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught applicants for the International Scholarships must have received a conditional or unconditional offer for the 2014/15 academic year. Undergraduate applicants must have accepted Cardiff University as their Firm choice on the UCAS system by 1300 (GMT) Friday 30th May 2014. Postgraduate Taught applicants must have accepted their offer via the Cardiff University SIMS online application service by 1300 (GMT) Friday 31st May 2014.

If you are not sure about your eligibility for these scholarships or have any queries, please contact the International Office for advice at internationalscholarships@cardiff.ac.uk

3 x Full Tuition Fee awards
These awards will cover tuition fees for students studying Postgraduate Taught courses (upto a maximum of £17,000 for no more than 1 year).

Duration of Scholarship:

  • Undergraduate scholarships are for a maximum of three consecutive years (interruption of study, study abroad year, sandwich years are not eligible as part of the fund). If students are required to resit a year of study, then they will not receive any further funding.
  • Postgraduate Taught scholarships are available for a maximum of one academic year. Students studying a course which lasts longer than one year will not receive any further funding for additional years.

Eligible Countries

International students

Application Deadline

1300 (GMT) Friday 30th May 2014.

How to Apply

The International Scholarship Fund application form will be available when you have firmly accepted a conditional or unconditional offer to study at Cardiff University and will be available to download from your SIMS online application account. If the application form is not available please email internationalscholarships[at]cardiff.ac.uk so that we may advise you.

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ANSTI/ DAAD Postgraduate Scholarships for African Students 2014/2015

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) a publicly funded, self-governing organisation of the institutions of higher learning in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation withdeveloping countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes. DAAD cooperates with ANSTI by offering a number of in-region scholarships to African Students for Postgraduate – Masters and Ph.D degrees.

Participants in the programme must be from ANSTI member institutions and may not exceed the age limit of 36 years by date of nomination. Applicants may not apply for studies in their home countries.Fellowships, which cover fees, subsistence and international travel, are awarded to staff of ANSTI member institutions for postgraduate studies (M.Sc. or Ph.D) at African universities for staff development.

Fellowships are awarded to sub-Saharan African nationals for studies outside the applicants’ home countries.

Applicants must also meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must hold a good bachelors degree (at least 2nd class upper division).
  • Applicants must obtain official admission to the host university prior to his/her application for the fellowship

Scholarship Cover fees, subsistence and international travel

The initial award of the fellowships covers one year. Extension is possible up to two years for Masters courses or more for Ph.D studies upon successful completion of previous year.

The member of ANSTI member institutions and Sub-Saharan African nations: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (DRC-Kinshasa), Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland , Tanzania ,Togo, Uganda and Zambia

Application Deadline: 31st May 2014

You can apply for ANSTI/DAAD scholarship award Apply online