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Apply for the R135,000 Mellon Foundation Masters and Doctoral Scholarships for Africans


Applications are welcomed from qualified students for the 2020/21 academic session to apply for the Mellon Foundation Masters and Doctoral Scholarships to be taken at Rhodes University, South Africa. The scholarships are in the form of internal funding for creative writing scholarships as well as in African Intellectual Heritage. The scholarship seeks to support masters candidates and doctoral students in their quest for knowledge and also help them make meaningful contributions to academics


  • Up to R135 000.00 per annum


  • Applicants must Africans who are passionate about advancing their educational careers by enrolling in a full-time study programme at Rhodes University, South Africa for the 2020/21 academic session in eligible disciplines.

  • Applicants for the master's degree scholarship must have obtained good grades in relevant disciplines from recognized universities or institutions of higher learning.

  • Applicants for the Ph.D. scholarship must have obtained a relevant master’s degree from a recognized university.

  • Applicants must demonstrate strong academic and leadership abilities.

  • Applicants who are able to prove an aspiration to use their education to invest within their community will be favoured.


  • 30 September 2020.

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