Mfano Africa Oxford Virtual Mentorship Program 2022 for African Pre-PhD Students

Mfano Africa Oxford Virtual Mentorship Program 2022

When is the application deadline?

May 4, 2022 at 12:00 GMT

Tell me about the Mfano Africa Oxford Virtual Mentorship program:

We are delighted to confirm the arrangements for the exciting second round of our mentorship program in partnership with the University of Oxford Mathematical Institute. This program aims to support and encourage a small cohort of promising pre-PhD students, based in sub-Saharan Africa, who hope to pursue PhDs in mathematical sciences.

What kind of scholarship is this?


Who can apply for the Mfano Africa Oxford Virtual Mentorship Program?

Interested Mfano Africa mentees should:

have obtained a BA or BSc degree in mathematical sciences; demonstrate high academic excellence and a commitment to improvement; motivated for further study.

Which countries are eligible?

African countries

Where will the prize be won?


How many positions will be given?

Not specified

What is the benefit of the Mfano Africa Oxford Virtual Mentorship program?

The part-time online program includes an 8-week mini-project, to be carried out in July/August 2022. Based on mutual research interests, the successful students will be matched with a mentor at the University of Oxford to work on a mini-project during a series of 1:1 online meetings to build research experience. Students will also be directed to helpful pre-recorded lectures from recent courses at the Mathematical Institute and receive tailored career development training and guidance on how to make PhD applications, plus networking events. A stipend of £230 (GBP) will be available to successful students to cover any associated costs for internet data, printing and stationery, etc.

How long does the program last?

8 weeks

How To Apply For Mfano Africa Oxford Virtual Mentorship Program?

If you would like to apply, please send an email to [email protected] noon GMT on Wednesday 4 May 2022 with:

1. Transcript scores to date (scanned in one PDF)2. An up to date CV3. A 500 word summary of your research interests and which topics you would like to explore during a PhD4. We also require one academic reference letter, which should be sent directly by your referee to: [email protected]

We plan to conduct online interviews the week of May 16, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Mfano Africa at: [email protected]

We would like to hear from you!

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