Our programmes are built on our four founding principles of Reconciliation, Education, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. When we select Mandela Rhodes Scholars, we look for candidates who aspire to embody these characteristics.
We look for young Africans who have demonstrated the potential to embody our founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership. You must have already assumed leadership and made an impact on your campus or community.
If you are between the ages of 19 and 29, are a citizen of any African country, and have a first degree with above average academic results (70% + for South African universities and Upper Second Class Honours for other African universities), you are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
Potential for growth
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.
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