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2024 MINDS Scholarship Program 

2024 MINDS Scholarship Program 


2024 MINDS Scholarship Program 

The MINDS Scholarship Program for Leadership Development in Africa was effectively introduced in 2017, realizing our vision of nurturing young leaders with a continent-wide development perspective and the ability to foster increased cooperation among African nations.

This scholarship program empowers African students to pursue studies in a country on the African continent other than their home country. Through this approach, they can immerse themselves in the richness and diversity that the chosen country and its communities have to offer.

MINDS Scholarship Summary

MINDS Scholarship Details:

MINDS Scholarships provide opportunities for Africans aspiring to pursue post-graduate studies within Africa, beyond their own nations. The MINDS Scholarship Programme endeavors to foster leaders with a continental development mindset through customized leadership development activities. These leaders are envisioned to play a pivotal role in promoting increased unity and collaboration among African countries.

To qualify for a MINDS Scholarship, applicants must have gained admission to study at one of the following institutions:


  • African Leadership University, Rwanda
  • Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda, Rwanda
  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • Strathmore University, Kenya


  • African Leadership University, Mauritius
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • University of Mauritius, Mauritius
  • University of Witwatersrand, South Africa


  • Al Akhawayn University, Morocco
  • Université Cadi Ayyad, Morocco
  • Université Mohammed V, Morocco


  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana
  • Pan-Atlantic University (Lagos Business School), Nigeria
  • University of Development Studies, Ghana

Eligibility Requirements for 2024 MINDS Scholarship:

To be considered for a MINDS Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a national of an African country, residing in any African country
  • Have been formally accepted by one or more MINDS preferred institution/s outside of your country of citizenship and/ or residency
  • Have been formally accepted by one or more MINDS preferred institution/s to pursue postgraduate studies within the following year
  • Have obtained at least 70% in each subject/ course in the last two completed years of study
  • Produce evidence of demonstrated leadership abilities or potential guided by the questions/ requirements set out in the application form
  • Submit a complete online application form (see below) with the required supporting documentation.

Benefits of 2024 MINDS Scholarship:

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.

Required Documents for the MINDS Scholarship:

To apply for the MINDS Scholarship, the following documents must be submitted on the application page. Each attachment should not exceed 2MB in size and must be in PDF format:

  • A copy of the data/ bio page of your passport.
  • A certified academic transcript/ results slip of the last two years of study.
  • A copy of the official acceptance letter from the university. The letter must:
    • Be addressed to the applicant.
    • State the degree which the applicant has been accepted to study.
    • State the academic year at which the degree will commence.
    • State the duration of the course (e.g. one year).
  • A copy of a valid study permit or visa OR proof of application. (Optional)
  • A detailed CV/ Resume of not more than four (4) single sided pages.
  • Two reference letters (of not more than 3 pages each) addressing the applicant’s demonstration of integrity, their competency and/or potential as a leader and their commitment to the development of the African continent.

How to Apply for the 2024 MINDS Scholarship:

To apply for the MINDS Scholarship, interested and qualified applicants should use the apply button below to proceed to the application page.

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