MasterCard Foundation scholarship provides financial, social and academic support to Scholars. Financial support includes, but is not limited to, tuition fees, accommodation, books and other scholastic materials, and a return air ticket if studies are pursued at a university outside of a Scholar’s country of citizenship for Sub-Saharan Africans.
For both undergraduates and graduates in all fields except medicine. You can refer to the Universities for courses available.
The scholarship is obtainable in the below mentioned universities, applicants are required to apply direct to the university via a special way (see university’s websites).
The universities you can apply to are:
University of Toronto
University of British Columbia
Michigan State University.
Arizona State University.
University of California Bekelley.
University of American, Beirut.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Country: South Africa
University of pretoria.
African leaders Academy.
Makerere university Kenya
A list of MCF Partners offering undergraduate scholarships follows:
- Ashesi University, Ghana
- Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda
- Duke University, USA
- EARTH University, Costa Rica
- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
- Makerere University, Uganda
- McGill University, Canada
- Michigan State University, USA
- University of British Columbia, Canada
- University of Cape Town, South Africa
- University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- University of Pretoria, South Africa
- University of Toronto, Canada
- Wellesley College, USA
The application process
Follow the application instructions on the university Program. Some partners only accept online applications; some others require paper-based applications.
Take note of the deadline and avoid waiting until the last day to submit your application. Check your application package to make sure that you have submitted all the required documents. A late or incomplete application will not be considered for the Scholars Program.
Generally, students considered for the Program are academically strong and have demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. For an undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree, candidates must be 29 or under at the time of applying. For a graduate (Master’s) degree, candidates must be 35 years old or under at the time of applying. Before being considered for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, every applicant must first meet the admissions requirements of the university. Each partner university has their own eligibility criteria specific to their institution.
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at MSU
Applications for Fall 2018 are now open. Click here
Deadline: February 1, 2018
MSU will not have an undergraduate Scholar intake in 2018
The UBC MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Graduate applications are NOW OPEN. Click here
Deadline: It depends on the field of study
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC for undergraduate students is open to first-time applicants who are residents and citizens of a Sub-Saharan African country. Click here
Deadline: visit the University website
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill
Application is open for undergraduates (Visit: https://www.mcgill.ca/mastercardfdn-scholars/how-apply)
List of Sub-Saharan African Countries eligible for the scholarship
Central African Republic
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Sao Tome and Principe