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General information:

  • Applications for the Class of 2020 are now closed. No further applications will be accepted. For more information on the next steps, please see below.

Watch a video message from 2018 Scholars encouraging candidates to apply.

The applications and selections process:

Downwards arrowAll applicants apply online via the Embark application system on the MRF website.
Downwards arrowRound 1: Applications reviewed by South African tertiary institutions and the MRF (Alumni reviewers). By end June 2019, all applicants to be informed by universities and/or the MRF whether or not their application is through to the next stage.
Downwards arrowRound 2: Reviews by designated MRF staff. By the end of July 2019, remaining applicants to be informed by the MRF whether or not their application is through to the next stage.
Downwards arrowRound 3: Reviews by designated MRF staff. By end of August 2019, remaining applicants to be informed by the MRF whether or not their application is through to the next stage.
Downwards arrowFinal round: Panel interviews with Selection Committees in October. By end of October 2019, panel interviewed applicants to be informed by the MRF whether or not they have been selected as Mandela Rhodes Scholars.

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