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General information:

  • Applications for 2019 are now closed. Applications for 2020 will open in 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.

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 Mandela Rhodes Foundation (alumni reviewers). By end June 2018, 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 Mandela Rhodes Foundation staff. By the end of July 2018, 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 Mandela Rhodes Foundation staff. By end of August 2018, 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 2018, panel interviewed applicants to be informed by the MRF whether or not they have been selected as Mandela Rhodes Scholars.

 

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