Nelson Mandela Scholarships 2019 for Southern Africans (Study in Chile)

Chilean International Cooperation Agency (AGCI) is offering scholarships to citizens of Southern Africa countries (South Africa, Mozambique and Angola). Deadline for submission of Chile Nelson Mandela Scholarship October 31st, 2018.

Chile Nelson Mandela Scholarship

The Chilean International Cooperation Agency (AGCI) is offering scholarships for accredited Spanish-taught Master’s program at Chilean higher education institutions in 2019. The scholarships are offered to professionals who are citizens of South Africa, Mozambique and Angola. More information on the scholarship program is available at

Degree level: Master’s.

What the scholarship offers:

• Spanish language course (can be in parallel with studies or before the beginning of the studies)

• Return airfare

• Tuition fees

• Graduation costs

• Medical insurance

• Monthly allowance

Successful applicants will be required to take funds with them to Chile to cover initial costs while administration of stipend payments is being finalized an amount of at least US$ 500 is recommended.


The scholarship program is offered to professionals who are citizens of South Africa, Mozambique and Angola and preferably work in the public or academic sectors in their home country. Applicants must have:

– experience in the subjects they choose to pursue Master’s studies in

– unconditional acceptance offer at a Chilean higher education institution

– 4-year university degree

– if employed already, you will need a letter of support, indicating that you will be released for the duration of your studies.

Fields of Study:

A wide range of fields are available including fields related to:

– Agriculture

– Energy

– Public Policy Management

– Environment

– Mining and Geology

– Astronomy

– Information technology

– Education

– Engineering

– Business and economics

– Public health

– Science

The full list of available courses can be viewed here.

How to Apply for Chile Nelson Mandela Scholarship.

Applicants must submit the AGCID Scholarship application form both in original copy on paper and in compact disc format (CD), together with application documents to the Chilean Embassy in South Africa, see ANNEX 3 for List of Focal Points. More information on the application process can be accessed through:

Please read the Call document carefully to ensure that you comply with all requirements and processes.

The Embassy of Chile in South Africa is available to assist any applicants who struggle to navigate the application process, particularly applying to Chilean higher education institutions.

Contact: Questions and queries must be directed to or

Deadline: The application deadline for all documents to be submitted to the Chilean Embassy in South Africa is 31 October 2018.

No late applications will be accepted.

It is recommended that interested applicants start the process early to ensure that all requirements are fulfilled before the deadline.

Documents and links

-Chilean Agency for International Cooperation and Development Horizontal Cooperation Scholarship Program Republic of Chile – Nelson Mandela Call for Applications 2019
-Annexure 1: List of Master Programs Accredited by the National Accreditation Board
-Annexure 2: Preliminary form of the Scholarship Granting and Acceptance Agreement that regulates the relationship between AGCID and the scholarship recipients. 
-Annexure 4: AGCID Application Form
-Annexure 5: Affidavit to be submitted by the selected candidates
-Annexure 6: Recommended Health and Pre-existing Conditions Statement Form


Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

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