MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at University of Pretoria 2022 (Fully Funded for Postgraduate Studies)
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Pretoria is inviting applications from young talented Africans. The University of Pretoria (UP) in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) is presently offering scholarships for high achieving African students who are interested in studying at postgraduate levels, commencing in January 2022.
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) is targeted at young Africans that are academically talented but economically disadvantaged, who will play a major role in contributing to the transformation of the continent via their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values evidenced by their leadership. Community service and internships are important components of the Program. The MCFSP offers a full scholarship to chosen students who have been given provisional admission to study towards a postgraduate degree at UP. Graduates must go back to their home countries after completing their studies so that they can render quality services back to their communities.
MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program at University of Pretoria – Field of Study
Mastercard Foundation offers a full scholarship to students who have applied for one of the following programmes and have been admitted at the University of Pretoria:
i. Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
ii. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
iii. Faculty of Humanities for entry into the BPolSci (Political Studies or International Studies only)
Honours and Masters degree applications will be accepted in the fields of Engineering (continuing students only).
Eligibility criteria for MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program at University of Pretoria
i. Candidates must be citizens of a country in Africa.
ii. Candidates must come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate financial neediness.
iii. Candidates must demonstrate leadership potential and should be involved in a giving back project eg. in a community, at school, church etc
iv. Academic excellence is paramount and students ought to maintain a high academic average at all times.
Benefits of University of Pretoria MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program
The scholarship covers:
*Full tuition fees
*Accommodation in a UP residence
*Books and printed material
*A modest monthly stipend
*Travel costs (one return trip for the duration of the study period)
*Cost of one visa application for the duration of the study period.
Selection Criteria for University of Pretoria MasterCard Foundation Scholarship.
a. Selection will focus on previous academic performance, 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.
b. Successful applicants must be devoted to rounding up their qualifications in minimum time, returning to their home countries and contributing to their communities.
University of Pretoria MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program – Application Procedures
NOTE: The deadline for submission of application for the University of Pretoria MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program (MCFSP) is October 31, 2021. Application for admission at the University of Pretoria is fully online.
Download the hard copy of the postgraduate application form. Submit your MCFSP application form to firstname.lastname@example.org for postgraduates together with all supporting documents as stated on the first page of the application form.