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Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) Diamond Empowerment Fund Scholarships 2019 for African Students

The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) has partnered with the Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) to establish the first in a series of Diamond Empowerment Fund Scholarships.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Eligible Countries: Angola, Botswana, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

About the Award: The Fund was inspired by Nelson Mandela who encouraged DEF’s co-founders to tell the world the positive impact Africa’s diamonds were having in building healthy and educated communities on the continent.

Type: Postgraduate

Eligibility: The MINDS Diamond Empowerment Fund Scholarship will be earmarked for students from a diamond producing country whose chosen post-graduate study will be in a field that meets the needs for improving the quality of life for Africans. Preference will be given to students who want to gain critical skills in short supply on the continent, e.g. in STEM areas like biotechnology, robotics, aerospace, nanotechnology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, ICT law, mining taxation, agriculture technology, etc.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The Scholarship will cover some or all of the expenses below, depending on whether a partial or full scholarship is awarded:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodation and meals
  • One return ticket per duration of studies
  • A fixed stipend.

How to Apply: Apply now

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage see link below) before applying
  • GOODLUCK!

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