The University of Pretoria (UP) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) is currently offering MasterCard Foundation Fully Funded Scholarship Programme for high achieving African students interested in studying at postgraduate levels, commencing in January 2020.
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme (MCFSP) targets academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent through their knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values evidenced by their leadership. Community service and internships are essential components of the Program. Graduates must return to their home countries on completion of their studies and give back to their communities.
The MCFSP offers a full scholarship to selected students who have been provisionally admitted to study towards a postgraduate degree at the University of Pretoria.
The MasterCard Foundation Fully Funded Scholarship Programme will cover:
Full tuition fees
Accommodation and meals in a UP residence or UP-accredited accommodation
A modest monthly stipend
Textbooks and printed material
Medical aid cover for the duration of the study
Reasonable travel costs (including flight ticket) to and from your home
Leadership development opportunities
Academic advising and counseling support
Host Institution: University of Pretoria
Scholarship Type: Postgraduate
Application Deadline: September 17, 2019
Open to young Africans who are interested in studying at postgraduate levels;
You must have been admitted into a degree at UP. You will need your student number to complete the MCFSP application, which must be accompanied by your academic records and other supporting documents
Selection will focus on prior academic achievement, but also on the fit of the applicant to the ethos of the Program, which is focused on leadership and community development for Africa in addition to academic success. Successful applicants must be committed to completing their qualifications in minimum time, returning to their home countries and giving back to their communities.