Applications are invited from suitably qualified Mauritian Nationals for part-cost scholarships tenable in a University in the province of Quebec in Canada, under the Quebec Part-Cost Scholarship Scheme. Four (4) slots are available for study in Universities in Quebec including one slot for studies in an English medium University. The four slots are as described hereunder:
(i) one slot at Undergraduate (1er Cycle) (Baccalauréat) English Medium
(ii) two slots at Master level (Maîtrise) French Medium
(iii) one slot at PhD level (3ème Cycle) (Doctorat) French Medium
Beneficiaries of the part-cost scholarship will pay the same University fees as Canadian students under this scheme. The part-cost scholarships are available for enrolment in Courses beginning in Autumn 2021 Semester.
2. Fields of Study
The choice of study should be in line with the following priority areas of study highlighted by the Quebec Authorities:
“- agroalimentaire, agriculture, nutrition, nutraceutique et aliments
fonctionnels ;
– ingénierie ;
– littérature, études québécoises et didactique du français ;
– sciences de l’environnement, développement durable et énergies
renouvelables (pollution, gestion de l’eau et des ressources naturelles) ;
– sciences de l’administration, des services financiers et de la gestion ;
– sciences de l’éducation (formation, évaluation, administration et adaptation
scolaire) ;
– technologies de l’information et des communications (TIC) ;
– tourisme, culture, loisir et gestion hôtelière ;
– sciences marines, océanographie et ressources halieutiques et maritimes.’’
However, applicants are also advised to consult the List of Indicative Priority Fields of Study available for consultation on the Notice Board, Ground Floor of the Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, MITD House, Pont Fer,
Phoenix, or on the following website: http://ministry-education.govmu.org
3. Eligibility Requirements
(a) For ‘1er Cycle’ (Baccalauréat)
(i) SC/GCE ‘O’ Level with credits in five subjects including English language obtained at one and the same sitting; and
(ii) HSC/GCE ‘A’ level in three subjects at Principal level obtained at one and the same sitting.
(b) For ‘2ème Cycle’(Maîtrise)
(i) SC/GCE ‘O’ Level with credits in five subjects obtained at one and the same sitting;
(ii) HSC/GCE ‘A’ level in three subjects at Principal level obtained at one and the same sitting; and
(iii) A minimum standard of Second Class Honours Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
(c) For ‘3ème Cycle’ (Doctorat)
(i) SC/GCE ‘O’ Level with credits in five subjects obtained at one and the same sitting;
(ii) HSC/GCE ‘A’ level in three subjects at Principal level obtained at one and the same sitting.
(iii) A minimum standard of Second Class Honours Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; and
(iv) A Master’s degree or equivalent.
Note:
(1) Applicants should already be enrolled in a University in the Province of Quebec or have already secured admission therein at the time of application.
(2) Candidates for PhD must submit their research proposal of about 1500 words in French.
Evidence of enrolment or admission in a University in the province of Quebec in Canada should be submitted along with the application.
An alternative qualification equivalent to qualifications mentioned at paragraph 3 and acceptable to the Ministry may also be considered. However, the onus for the submission of equivalence of qualifications claimed rests on the candidates.
4. Age Limit
Candidates should not have reached 25 years of age for “1er cycle”, 35 years of age for 2 ème cycle (Maîtrise) and 40 years of age for “3
ème Cycle” by the closing date for the submission of applications.
5. Mode of Application
5.1 Applications must be made on the prescribed forms (Application Form + Formulaire de Candidature) available at the Scholarships Section, Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, 1st Floor, MITD House, Pont Fer, Phoenix. The Application Forms can also be downloaded from the Ministry’s website: http://ministry-education.govmu.org
Applicants should submit certified copies of all supporting documents after application online, which should not be later than the closing date specified below.
5.2 The completed Application Form along with all supporting documents should be submitted to the Scholarships Section of the Ministry by Monday 24 May 2021 at 14 00 hours at latest.
5.3 All candidates should ensure that certified copies of certificates, transcripts of final university results/mark sheets and all other relevant documents relating to their qualifications are submitted to the Scholarships Section, along with their applications. Non-submission of same by the closing date will result in their elimination from the selection exercise. Certification of documents
may be done at the Scholarships Section of the Ministry or at the Careers Guidance Service in Rose Hill.
5.4 Responsible parties of applicants not in Mauritius may apply on behalf of their wards.
5.5 Applicants already in employment, whether public or private, must fill in the application forms in duplicate. One copy thereof along with the relevant supporting documents should be submitted to the Scholarships Section and one copy to the applicant’s employer to enable the latter to decide on the release of applicant for the course, and if so, on what terms and conditions.
Such information should be made available by the closing date.
6. Candidates who have not been informed of their nomination within six weeks as from the closing date for submission of application should consider that they have not been selected.
7. Nomination by the Ministry does not guarantee receipt of the award as the final decision to grant the award rests on the Selection Committee of the donor Province.
8. A Communiqué will be placed on the Ministry’s website in due course to inform applicants that the selection exercise has been completed.

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