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Friday, 8 April 2016

Tips from Matthew de la Hey, a Mandela Rhodes Scholarship Winner!

We recently featured the Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship on our Opportunity Desk. To inspire potential applicants, we got in touch with Matthew de la Hey, a past winner of the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship to share his experience and leave you with a few tips.

Matthew de la Hey is a Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholar. He has a Bachelor of Accounting Honours (2012) and is the CEO and co-founder of, an on-demand jobs platform in London.

Read his note below:

"The Mandela Rhodes scholarship programme is an extraordinary grouping of remarkable young Africans with a variety of skills, interests and points of view. Applicants would do well to present themselves as authentically as possible, in their paper applications and ultimately to the selection panel.

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship was a wonderful opportunity to meet young, smart, driven people from all over the continent, in addition to various inspiring friends and benefactors of the foundation.

The scholarship workshops are a valuable resource, in addition, of course, to the generous provisions made for the pursuit of further education."

About the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships Programme is a combination of financial support for postgraduate studies and a high-quality leadership development programme, with the intention to build exceptional leadership capacity in Africa. These scholarships are open to African students who intend to study at one of the numerous South African universities and higher institutions.

The central purpose of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is to build exceptional leadership capacity in Africa (whilst also seeking to foster better reconciliation and entrepreneurship) through its various programmes and, to this end, aims to be the leading protagonist in Africa for such endeavours.

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