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APPLY || LATEST Mastercard Scholarship Foundation (2022) FUNDED

APPLY || LATEST Mastercard Scholarship Foundation (2022) FUNDED

APPLY || LATEST Mastercard Scholarship Foundation (2022) FUNDED

Do not miss out of the currently ongoing LATEST Mastercard Scholarship Foundation (2022) FUNDED

Study in South Africa if you want to further your career. Applications for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship are now being accepted through March 31st. In this article, we will go over the specifics of this scholarship program, including its benefits and the step-by-step process for applying for it.

For international students, the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship 2022-2023 is a fully funded master’s scholarship for the academic year 2022-2023. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) seeks to identify and support academically gifted but economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent through their knowledge, attitudes, skills, and values, as demonstrated by their example of leadership.

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Volunteerism and internships are essential components of the Program’s curriculum. In addition, the MCFSP provides a full scholarship to designated students who have been provisionally admitted to pursue a postgraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Students must return to their home countries after completing their studies in order to give back to the communities in which they grew up. Applicants should not already be in possession of a Masters Degree or other equivalent qualification in their field.

Summary of Scholarships

  • Level of Study: Masters
  • Institution(s): University of Pretoria
  • Study in: South Africa
  • Opportunity Focus Areas: See list below
  • Program Period: Two years
  • Deadline: August 31, 2021 / October 31, 2021

Courses that are being offered

  • Faculty of Engineering – continuing students are eligible to apply
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mining Engineering
  • Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
    • Food Science and Technology
    • Agricultural Economics / Business Management
    • Animal Science
    • Plant Pathology
    • Applied Plant and Soil Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
    • Humanities PolSci (Political Studies)
    • PolSci (International Studies)
  • Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
    • Accounting Sciences
    • Financial Sciences
    • Economics
    • Informatics
    • Agribusiness Management

Coverage for Scholarships

Mastercard Foundation Scholarship is a fully funded scholarship for Africans. It will cover:

  • Accommodation and meals in a UP residence or UP-accredited accommodation
  • Full tuition fees
  • A modest monthly stipend
  • Medical aid cover for the duration of the study
  • Textbooks and printed material
  • VISA costs
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Reasonable travel costs (including flight ticket) to and from your home
  • Academic advising and counseling support

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Criteria for being eligible for a Mastercard Foundation Scholarship

To qualify for Mastercard Foundation Scholarship, candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements below:

  • Required Language: English
  • Eligible Countries: African countries
  • 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
  • Open to young Africans who are interested in studying at postgraduate levels.

Please follow the following application instructions to avail Mastercard Foundation Scholarship:

(1) You may apply online at www.up.ac.za/apply.

  • To use the online Application system, you will need Internet access and an email address that you can access regularly. As soon as you submit your online application, a student number (EMPLID) will be sent to this email address as confirmation of receipt.
  • Alternatively, you can submit a hard copy of your application form to the following address:
    University of Pretoria
    Student Service Centre, Hatfield
    Pretoria 0028, South Africa

(2) The application will be evaluated by members of the relevant faculty and you will be informed of the outcome. Postgraduate applicants are required to have their certificate verified by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Please visit www.saqa.org.za

(3) Download application forms for the MCFSP from www.up.ac.za/mcfsp.

Application inquiries can be directed to:
[email protected]
Tel: 012 420 4297


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