20 June 2017

South Africa: Fully-Funded Master Card Foundation Scholarship for Sub-Saharan African Students, 2017/2018

The MasterCard Foundation offers a full scholarship to students who have applied for and been admitted to one of the following undergraduate study programmes at the University of Pretoria.

Application Deadline: 30th August 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan African countries

To be taken at (country): South Africa



Fields of Study:
Faculty of Engineering
  • BEng (Industrial Engineering)
  • BEng (Chemical Engineering)
  • BEng (Civil Engineering)
  • BEng (Electrical Engineering)
  • BEng (Electronic Engineering)
  • BEng (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering)
  • BEng (Mining Engineering)
  • BEng (Computer Engineering)

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • BCom (Accounting Science)
  • BCom (Financial Science)
  • BCom (Economics)
  • BCom (Informatics)
  • BCom (Agribusiness Management)

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • BScAgric (Food Science and Technology)
  • BScAgric (Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness Management)
  • BScAgric (Animal Science)
  • BScAgric (Plant Pathology)
  • BScAgric (Applied Plant and Soil Sciences)


Postgraduate Study Programmes

Master’s degree applicants in the above-mentioned fields may also apply.

Honour’s candidates will be considered if they are prepared to commit to continuing to a Master’s degree.
Fully-Funded Master Card Foundation Scholarship

About the Award: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) targets academically qualified, yet economically disadvantaged young people in South Africa, SADC and the rest of Africa, who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. Community service is a necessary component of the Program with all students giving back to disadvantaged communities.

Type: Undergraduate and Masters (Taught)

Eligibility:
  • Candidates should be citizens from Sub-Saharan African country.
  • 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.
  • Candidates need to be first time applicants as first year students in the degree programme


Selection Criteria:  The identified scholars need to demonstrate a commitment to making a difference in their communities, having faced significant barriers to accessing and completing quality tertiary education. The Program provides a comprehensive scholarship, mentoring and counseling, academic support and access to work readiness skills.

Number of Awardees: Several

Value of Scholarship: The Program will cover the following:
  • Full tuition fees
  • Accommodation in a UP residence
  • Meals
  • Books and printed material
  • A modest monthly stipend
  • Medical aid (Ingwe only)
  • Travel costs (one return trip for the duration of the study period)
  • Cost of one visa application for the duration of the study period.


Duration of Scholarship: Period of degree


How to Apply: Students who are interested in studies at the University of Pretoria and wish to apply for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program must follow the application process in the Scholarship webpage.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for more details.

Important Notes: All potential MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) applicants for academic year 2018 have to apply at the respective faculty FIRST before applying for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.  Once your application has been approved then you may apply for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.

No MCFSP applications will be considered if you have not applied at the faculty first.


Now that all the information about Fully-Funded Master Card Foundation Scholarship for Sub-Saharan African Students has been delivered nicely; interested and talented students who are eager to pursue their Free Tuition/Scholarships/Study in South Africa can apply now.

Award Provider: Mastercard Foundation, University of Pretoria

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