2021 MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program at University of Pretoria

Deadline: October 31, 2021.

The University of Pretoria (UP) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) is currently offering scholarships for high achieving African students interested in studying at postgraduate levels, 

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (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. The MCFSP offers a full scholarship to selected students who have been provisionally admitted to study towards a postgraduate degree at UP. Graduates must return to their home countries on completion of their studies and give back to their communities.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Candidates should be citizens from Africa.
  • Applicants should come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate financial neediness.
  • Candidates should demonstrate leadership potential and ought to be involved in a giving back project eg. in a community, at school, church etc
  • Academic excellence is paramount and students have to maintain a high academic average at all times.  

ELIGIBLE PROGRAMME

  • Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities for entry into the Honours or Masters (Political Studies or International Studies only)
  • Faculty of Engineering – continuing students are eligible to apply

BENEFITS

If your application is successful, the Program will cover the following:

  • 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
  • VISA costs
  • Reasonable travel costs (including flight ticket) to and from your home
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Academic advising and counselling support  

APPLICATION

Step 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

Step 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

Step 3

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

Application enquiries can be directed to: mcfsp@up.ac.za

Tel: 012 420 4297

Please visit www.up.ac.za/isd for general information for international students.

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