Link To Apply For MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2022/2023 | University of Pretoria

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program – The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a 10-year, $500 million global initiative to educate and develop next-generation leaders who will contribute to social and economic transformation.  The University of Pretoria (UP) is partnering with Mastercard Foundation (MCF) to offer scholarships to deserving African students interested in studying at postgraduate levels.

OVERVIEW

Mastercard Foundation offers a full scholarship to students who have applied for and been admitted to one of the following programmes at the University of Pretoria:

Postgraduate Study Programmes

  • Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities for entry into the BPolSci (Political Studies or International Studies only)

Honours and Master’s degree applications will be accepted in Engineering (continuing students only).

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Eligibility

  • Candidates should be citizens of 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 e. in a community, at school, church etc
  • Academic excellence is paramount and students have to maintain a high academic average at all times.

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Application Deadline: 30th August 2022

Application Process

Interested applicants should visit the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program portal to apply.

Application Procedures

Applications to study at UP opens on 1st March and closes on the 30th August of the year proceeding the year of study. 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.

Step 1:

Apply online at www.up.ac.za/apply. Alternatively, you can submit a hard copy of your application form. For more information, dial +27 (0)12 420 4297/6621 or send an email to: mcfsp@up.ac.za for undergraduates and postgraduates enquiries.

Step 2:

After your application has been submitted, it will be evaluated by members of the relevant faculty. The faculty will inform you whether you have been admitted.

Step 3:

Once you have been admitted, please contact mcfsp@up.ac.za to commence the process to apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program immediately.

Step 4:

Successful Mastercard Foundation Scholars should have a passport to enable them to apply for a visa promptly.

 

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