Apply at UoG: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2024

The University of Gondar is providing scholarships for undergraduate and Master’s programs through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. The University has many resources and facilities to help students succeed in their academic pursuits.

The University of Gondar-Mastercard scholarship seeks to provide funding for students from East African countries who intend to enrol in a full-time postgraduate programs at the University of Gondar for the 2024/25 academic session.


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Mastercard Foundation
  • Scholarship Type: Tuition award
  • Host Institution(s): University of Gondar, Ethiopia
  • Scholarship Worth: Not specified
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate
  • Nationality: African Students

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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2024 | DETAILS

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program has two categories including the undergraduate and graduate scholars program. The Undergraduate Scholars Program is a collaborative program involving Mastercard Foundation and the University of Gondar to create scholarship opportunities for Ethiopian youth to pursue undergraduate studies at the University of Gondar. The scholarships cover the academic and non-academic costs of scholars while they pursue their studies in various fields of studies.

The Graduate Scholars Program is designed to help Scholars to acquire transformational and leadership skills and demonstrate high professional and scholarly competencies to effectively influence global, regional, national and local socioeconomic development trends. The Program is technically and financially supported by Mastercard Foundation and will avail excellent academic and non-academic support to Scholars during their stay at University of Gondar.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the University of Gondar Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, interested applicants are to meet the following criteria:

  • Must have earned a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to their proposed graduate program from recognized University using English as a medium of instruction in the past 5 years with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) at graduation;
  • Be citizen and permanent resident of Somalia, Eritrea, South Sudan or Djibouti (and residents of the respective countries for at least five years at the time of their application);
  • Youth applicants with disabilities;
  • Female applicants with financial difficulty to finance graduate university education.
  • Earned a pass mark on the Graduate Admission Test (GAT) administered by the Ethiopian Ministry of

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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the University of Gondar Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program are to complete an application form online and provide information about their academic ability, financial need and disability status as well as community giveback and leadership potential.

When applying online or sending applications via email, please have ready scanned copies of all relevant documents and attach them with your signed and scanned Application Form. While sending your application by mail, please also send your copies of your credentials and testimonials as well.

Document Requirements:

  • A medical paper signed by the Health/Hospital Board attesting to your disability type and degree, if you have been assessed by a health professional
  • Completed and signed Scholarship Application Form;
  • Detailed resume of academic, non‐academic and volunteer work;
  • All elementary, high school and university transcripts/student copy;
  • Two letters of recommendations from previous universities;
  • National and/or resident identification card, or passport;
  • Testimonials regarding their economic disadvantage (for Kebele/Woreda Administrator);
  • Letter from District Police Office regarding their criminal record; and,
  • Testimonial about voluntary community giveback and leadership.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

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