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MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Pretoria 2022/2023

Do you have what it takes to transform Africa? African Students can apply to be Mastercard Foundation Scholars at the University of Pretoria (UP). Applications are currently invited from interested applicants for the 2022 MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

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.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): Mastercard Foundation (MCF)

Host Institution(s): The University of Pretoria (UP)

Scholarship Worth: Full Funding (Amount not stated)

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Masters

Nationality: Africans


Also Check: KNUST Mastercard Foundation Scholarship 2022/2023 [Fully Funded]

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UP 2022/2023 | DETAILS

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 Masters degree applications will be accepted in the fields of Engineering (continuing students only).

Eligibility Criteria

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

Application Procedures

How to Apply: 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.

Application Deadline: 30th August, 2022

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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