2022 Mastercard Foundation Scholarships for Africans at University of Cape Town

About Mastercard Foundation Scholarships for Africans 2022

Application Deadline: 30 April 2022
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has partnered with the Mastercard Foundation in its global Scholars’ Program: an educational initiative that provides academically talented young people from economically disadvantaged communities in Africa with access to quality university education.  
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UCT provides full-cost scholarships to young Africans who are first-time undergraduate or postgraduate (honours and master’s) degree-seeking applicants. The scholarships ensure a premium educational package that will produce graduates whose qualifications are internationally recognised and locally applicable, and whose transition into the workforce is underpinned by values of engaged citizenship and social justice.
These scholarships cover the full period of study and are renewable annually subject to satisfactory performance and participation in the activities and opportunities offered by the programme. Successful candidates will be required to commit themselves to returning to their home countries and to invest their gained skills and education in their country’s social and economic growth.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Cape Town, Mastercard Foundation
Scholarship Type: Full Funding
Host Institution(s): University of Cape Town
Scholarship Worth: See Scholarship Benefits (below)
Number of Awards: Not specified
Study Level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Nationality: Africans

Eligibility Criteria for Mastercard Foundation Scholarships for Africans 2022

To be considered eligible for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarships applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be Africans who are willing to enroll in an undergraduate or postgraduate studies at University of Cape Town.
  • Must be academically talented – value learning and are driven to complete their education.
  • Must be economically disadvantaged – facing significant financial barriers to completing their education.
  • Must be committed to giving back – investing in their communities, using the skills and knowledge that they have acquired.
  • Must demonstrate that they are committed to embracing ethical leadership and making a positive change in their home communities.

Benefits of Mastercard Foundation Scholarships for Africans 2022

  • Comprehensive financial assistance with visa applications, travel, tuition, living expenses, medical aid and accommodation.
  • Academic and peer mentor support.
  • Career and internship opportunities in Africa, service learning, experiential learning – career guidance and support for transition to further study or the workforce.
  • Leadership development and training.
  • Alumni networks for further support.

How To Apply for Mastercard Foundation Scholarships for Africans 2022

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the University of Cape Town – Mastercard Foundation Scholarships 2022 are to apply online on or before the application deadline.

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