Fundraising is essential to enable us to continue our transformative work.

Apartheid may have ended but the need is as great as ever for educated people committed to the building of successful societies in Southern African.

It costs £12,000 to fund one scholar for one year, including £600 for study materials, £4,000 for accommodation and approximately £1,000 for flights. The University of Sussex funds all scholar tuition fees.

Make a donation

Donations can be made online or by downloading our donation form [pdf] and returning it via post.

You can increase the value of your donation at no extra cost by Gift Aiding your donation. This allows the Mandela Scholarship Fund to recover tax of about £25 for every £100 you give. Higher rate tax payers may also recover additional tax.

Leave a legacy

Legacies have provided valuable extra funds to the Mandela Scholarship Fund over the years.

Legacies should be left to “The Mandela Scholarship Fund of Falmer House, University of Sussex, Falmer Brighton BN1 9QF” or to request a form for a codicil to your will please contact

We greatly appreciate your support and are more than happy to discuss our work with you.