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University of Pretoria MasterCard Foundation Scholarships 2021/2022 for Africans [Fully-Funded]

University of Pretoria Mastercard Foundation Scholarships 2021-2022: The University of Pretoria (UP) in collaboration to with the Mastercard Foundation is pleased to announce the commencement of scholarship application for high achieving African Students who are willing to enrol for a postgraduate degree program.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) aims at transforming the continent of Africa by supporting academically talented students who are economically disadvantaged but with great potential to impact Africa positively through their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values as seen by their leadership.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Mastercard Foundation/University of Pretoria, South Africa

Scholarship Type: Full Funding

Host Institution(s): University of Pretoria, South Africa

Scholarship Worth: See Scholarship Benefits

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Masters and PhD

Nationality: African students.


Also Check: University of British Columbia MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students

University of Pretoria MasterCard Foundation Scholarships 2021-2022 | DETAILS

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) offers full scholarships to students who have been admitted to study a postgraduate course at the University of Pretoria. Interested students are therefore encouraged to apply for the MCFSP supported programs to study at  the university.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have been offered admission to study a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Pretoria and students number will be required to complete the MCFSP application to be accompanied by academic records and other supporting documents required.
  • All information provided must be true and correct as any falsification of information on the application form may result in disqualification from the scholarship.
  • Applicants must be willing to return to their home country and contribute to the development of same after completion of studies.

Eligible courses:

  • Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities for Political Studies or International Studies only
  • Faculty of Engineering- continuing students can apply

Scholarship Benefits

  • Full tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals in a UP residence or UP-accredited accommodation
  • A modest monthly stipend.
  • Textbooks and printed materials
  • Medical aid cover for the study duration
  • Cost of Visa
  • Reasonable travel allowance including flight to and from applicant’s home country.
  • Leadership development opportunities.
  • Academic advising and counselling support.


See Also: KNUST Mastercard Foundation Scholarships for Africans

Application Procedures

  • How-to-Apply: First, interested students are to apply for admissions. Application for admission at the University of Pretoria is fully online at www.up.ac.za/apply. And then apply for postgraduate scholarship
  • Postgraduate scholarship application form can be downloaded here (PDF).
  • lick the following link for Application Instructions
  • Application Deadline: Applications for MCFSP opens open on 1 May 2021 and close on 31 October 2021.

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  1. Dear Admin,
    I would like to know if you offer a Ph.D. Information Security/Risk Assurance or Cybersecurity scholarship. If so, what is the procedure for applying, and is it a must that I have to first be admitted before applying for the scholarship?


  2. Can I get a post graduate in project planning and management or masters in social works and social administration. Thank U.

    • If you mean first degree…the program only accommodate postgraduate studies for this application batch. Undergraduate may come later

      • I am first degree graduated in faculty of Electrical Engineering.
        I want to upgrade my qualification as postgraduate level or master degree in Engineering Faculity.
        Please, can you help me how we get this opportunity?
        Thanks for your helping.


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