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General information:

  • Applications for 2019 are now closed. Applications for 2020 open on the 8th of March 2019.
  • All Mandela Rhodes Scholarship applicants are to apply online via the Embark application system, accessible via the link at the bottom of this page. This link will only be live from the 8th of March 2019.
  • Have a question? See this page.

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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