African Students Invited To Apply For Mastercard Foundation Scholarship

Mastercard Foundation

African Students Invited To Apply For Mastercard Foundation Scholarship:

Here is an opportunity to study in South Africa at the University of Pretoria. The University of Pretoria (UP) in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation is pleased to announce the commencement of scholarship application for high achieving African students who are willing to enrol for a postgraduate degree program.

Scholarship Details:

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Mastercard Foundation/University of Pretoria, South Africa

Scholarship Type: Full Funding

Host Institution(s): University of Pretoria, South Africa

Scholarship Worth: See Scholarship Benefits

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Masters and PhD

Nationality: African students.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have been offered admission to study a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Pretoria and students number will be required to complete the MCFSP application to be accompanied by academic records and other supporting documents required.
  • All information provided must be true and correct as any falsification of information on the application form may result in disqualification from the scholarship.
  • Applicants must be willing to return to their home country and contribute to the development of same after completion of studies.

Eligible courses:

  • Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities for Political Studies or International Studies only
  • Faculty of Engineering- continuing students can apply

Scholarship Benefits

  • Full tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals in a UP residence or UP-accredited accommodation
  • A modest monthly stipend.
  • Textbooks and printed materials
  • Medical aid cover for the study duration
  • Cost of Visa
  • Reasonable travel allowance including flight to and from applicant’s home country.
  • Leadership development opportunities.
  • Academic advising and counselling support.

Application Procedures

  • How-to-Apply: First, interested students are to apply for admissions. Application for admission at the University of Pretoria is fully online at And then apply for postgraduate scholarship
  • Postgraduate scholarship application form can be downloaded here (PDF).
  • lick the following link for Application Instructions
  • Application Deadline: Applications for MCFSP opens open on 1 May 2021 and close on 31 October 2021.

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