University of Mauritius Scholarship in Mauritius 2020/2021

University of Mauritius Scholarship is offered as part of the funding provided by the Higher Education Commission (Previously Tertiary Education Commission) for the project titled “A mesoscopic simulator for the optimization of Light Rail Transit Systems”.

University of Mauritius plays an active role in building the human, intellectual, business and social capital needed for the country to develop an innovation-based economy.  University of Mauritius has not only established the tripartite relationship, (University of Mauritius -Government-Industry) but is also engaging closely with the community into what is coined as a quadruple helix of innovation.

The University of Mauritius was officially created by the University of Mauritius Ordinance in December 1965, incorporating the existing School of Agriculture. In 1971, the University of Mauritius Act further defined the objects, powers, functions and structure of the institution. On 24 March 1972, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, inaugurated the University of Mauritius.The first chancellor of the university of Mauritius was Her Royal Highness the Princess Alexandra, the Honorable Lady Ogilvy. Today, University of Mauritiusoffers 42 postgraduate and 154 undergraduate degree program, all of which are internationallyrecognized and include quality assurance mechanisms such as the external examiner system and links with renowned Universitiesworldwide. International students following a full time course in Mauritius are permitted to work for up to twenty hours a week as per the Employment (Non-Citizens) (Restriction) Exemptions (Amendment) Regulations 2013.


Application Deadline: 26th September 2020

About the Scholarship: The name for this MPhil/PhD study is “Optimizing light rail transit systems using a multi-objective nature-inspired algorithm”.

Type: MPhil, PhD

Institution: University of Mauritius

Country: Mauritius

Number of Awards: 1

Eligibility for University of Mauritius Scholarship

University of Mauritius Scholarshipapplicants must hold at least an Upper Second-Class Honors Degree in Computer Science/ Information Systems/ Applied Computing/ Software Engineering/ Mathematics/ Physics/ Engineering, or related fields,
from a recognized institution.

Benefits of University of Mauritius Scholarship

University of Mauritius Scholarshipcovers an annual tuition and registration fees up to a maximum of Rs 75,000 and a monthly stipend: MPhil – Rs 16,500; PhD – Rs 18,300.

Scholarship Duration: The recipient will be given a maximum period of 3 years to finish his/her MPhil/PhD study.

How to Apply for University of Mauritius Scholarship

A short summary of your understanding of the subject will have to be submitted. The summary should not be beyond 2 pages and should contain the following:

  • Your knowledge of the problem statement for this research work
  • Brief literature review on optimization algorithms applied in transport and light rail transits
  • References using Harvard Referencing style

Application Letter together with the short summary and a detailed Curriculum Vitae (C.V) as well as photocopies of qualifications, birth certificate, marriage certificates (if applicable), testimonials and equivalence of qualifications (where applicable) should reach the Dean of Faculty of Information, Communication and Digital Technologies (FoICDT), (Attention: Dr O.Gukhool), University of Mauritius, Réduit OR by email at [email protected] and copied to [email protected] (Dean, FoICDT), by 26th of September 2020, at latest.

The envelope should be evidently marked “Application for MPhil/PhD Scholarship (PV: T0104)” on the top right-hand corner. Applications received after the deadline will not be acknowledged. The University of Mauritius reserves the right:

  • to call for interview only the most suitable and best qualified candidates.
  • not to engage any appointment as a result of this advertisement.
  • to carry out a written/aptitude test as and when necessary.

The successful award beneficiary must obey the general scholarship terms and conditions, as well as compliance to a bond agreement.

  • It is imperative to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
  • University of Mauritius plays an active role in building the human, intellectual, business and social capital needed for the country to develop an innovation-based economy.
  • To inquire further about University of Mauritius Scholarship Visit Award Webpage for Details

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