Sunday, 20 August 2017

MasterCard Scholarships for Africans at University of Cape Town, 2017/2018

The MasterCard Scholarship Program will provide scholarships to academically talented young Africans to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies at UCT. Students enrolled on the Program will receive mentoring, leadership development, academic and life skills support.  Academic support will include tutoring, language training, writing circles and guidance counselling.

Application Deadline: 30th September, 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Location: South Africa

Eligible Fields of Study: Commerce, Engineering and Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law or Sciences at the University of Cape Town.

About the Award: The MasterCard Foundation has partnered with the University of Cape Town (UCT) to oversee the implementation of financial, academic, social and post-graduation support to awarded candidates under the scholarship titled The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Cape Town.

In 2017 42 opportunities (13 undergraduate and 29 Masters) are available for students who intend to commence with their first year of registration for full-time undergraduate and Masters study. No applications for a MasterCard Foundation scholarship for Honours studies at UCT in 2017 will be considered.

Offered Since: 2012

Type: Masters and Undergraduate

Eligibility: To be eligible to apply for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Cape Town, candidates must meet the stated criteria:
  • Academically talented, must value learning and be driven to complete their education.
  • Economically disadvantaged and facing significant financial barriers to accessing education.
  • Committed to giving back to their own communities once studies are completed, to return to their home countries and take a leadership role in promoting social and economic improvement.


Selection Criteria: 
  • Applicants must have received a firm offer to study at UCT
  • Applicants must come from an economically disadvantaged background
  • Applicants must demonstrate leadership potential and must have acted in a leadership capacity

Number of Awardees: 13 undergraduate and 29 Masters

Value of Scholarship: Visa | Air ticket | Full Tuition Fee | Accommodation | Food | Medical | Living Stipend | Book Allowance | Internship opportunities etc

Duration of Scholarship: 1 year

How to Apply: In order to apply for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, applicants must first apply to the University of Cape Town for academic study and placement. Candidates are encouraged to make contact with the relevant department that the academic application will be submitted to.





Award Provider: MasterCard Foundation

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