There may be one University of Mauritius postgraduate scholarship per Faculty per year, to the value of Rs14,200 per month for MPhil and Rs 15,500 per month for PhD, all inclusive, tenable at the University only. The duration of the Postgraduate Scholarship shall be of up to two (2) years for MPhil and an additional two (2) years upon transfer from MPhil to PhD. An extension of six months may also be granted subject to satisfactory progress reports with a view to completing either an MPhil or a PhD.

The postgraduate scholarship will be awarded to the best student (on the final year of a degree Programme) on the basis of overall performance throughout the three or four years of the degree Programme. A postgraduate scholarship cannot be postponed by a scholar to another academic year. A scholar from a particular Faculty/Centre may undertake postgraduate studies/research in any Faculty/Centre of her/his choice at the University of Mauritius.

When a postgraduate scholar from a Faculty prefers to follow a part-time taught Master’s Programme instead of undertaking an MPhil/PhD by research, the postgraduate scholarship awarded to her/him will be shared equally with the next best graduate from the same Faculty, who also wishes to follow a part-time taught Master’s Programme or a part-time MPhil Programme. The monthly stipend of Rs 14,200 will be split equally between the two scholars for the normal duration of the Programmes and tuition fees and general fees (excluding Registration and Students’ Welfare Fund) will also be waived. The monthly stipend of Rs 14,200 for MPhil and Rs 15,500 for PhD may also be split between two part-time scholars for the normal duration of the Programmes.