University of Sussex Mandela Scholarship 2021 for South African Students

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Applications are open for the Mandela University of Sussex Scholarship 2021 for South African Students.

Application Deadline: 9 May 2021 23:59 (GMT)

About the Award: The Mandela Scholarship was established in 1973 to protest against the injustice of apartheid and raise the profile of Nelson Mandela’s struggle for freedom. Following his release from Prison in 1990, Mandela wrote to the Scholarship Fund stating: “the power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.” Applicants must evidence how they will embrace the values of Mandela and use their postgraduate degree to make a positive contribution towards their community and home country.

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Type: Masters

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • have applied and received an offer for a full time, eligible Masters degree at Sussex starting in September 2021
  • be a South African national
  • hold a good undergraduate degree from an African university, the equivalent of a UK Upper Second class degree

Preference may be given to candidates with work experience, who see a Masters at Sussex as a catalyst for future career development. Preference will also be given to applicants that do not already hold the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. 

Eligible Countries: South Africa

To be Taken at (Country): UK

Number of Awards: 1

Value of Award: Full tuition fee waiver and £12,000 maintenance.

How to Apply: Apply here for the scholarship when you have accepted an offer of a place on an eligible Masters at Sussex.

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants will need to provide a written statement that details their background, ambitions, future plans and leadership potential.


  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details