Andrew Mellon Foundation Scholarship


To encourage and enable previously disadvantaged people to pursue their studies at the Honours, Master's or Doctoral level at Rhodes University, as well as to enhance the recipients' ability to contribute to higher education in South Africa.

Scholars must assist with teaching and/or research duties up to a maximum of 6 hours a week in their department of study, without additional remuneration. Awards are for full-time study in attendance at Rhodes University only.


Open to previously disadvantaged individuals with the appropriate qualifications.

Quantity Available

25 at Honours level, 10 at Master's and Doctoral level


  • Annual

Study Length

1 year, renewable upon reapplication

Award Value

South African Rand 35,000 for Honours, Rand 40,000 for Masters and Rand 60,000 for Doctoral

Application procedure

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and a full academic record and a letter of invitation indicating proposed degree and subject to be studied.

Closing date

July 1st in the year preceding registration


Donor and investments

Study Level

  • Postgraduate

Rhodes University

Rhodes University is a small university campus in Grahamstown with one of the highest research outputs per capita in South Africa. The University offers excellent undergraduate and postgraduate education, and fosters personal development and leadership as well as team, social and communication skills amongst its diverse student body.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Rhodes University by using the links below.


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