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The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2017/2018

 

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:

Country: Canada
University of Toronto
University of British Columbia
McGill University

Country: USA

Michigan State University.
Stanford University.
Arizona State University.
Wellesley College.
University of California Bekelley.
Duke University.
University of American, Beirut.

Country: Ghana

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Asheshi University.

Country: South Africa

University of pretoria.
African leaders Academy.

Country: Kenya

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.

Eligibility

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

Angola

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Comoros

Congo (Brazzaville)

Congo (Democratic Republic)

Côte d’Ivoire

Djibouti

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

The Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

Nigeria

Réunion

Rwanda

Sao Tome and Principe

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

Sudan

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo

Uganda

Western Sahara

Zambia

Zimbabwe

 

 

 

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