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2022 Mastercard Foundation Ongoing Scholarship Opportunity at University of Edinburgh for African Students

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Mastercard Foundation Ongoing Scholarship Opportunity at University of Edinburgh  for African Students


The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at The University of Edinburgh provides full scholarships and transformative leadership training to educate and support bright, young African students with a deep, personal commitment to changing the world around them.


In partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, the University of Edinburgh will provide 200 full postgraduate and undergraduate scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities. On top of the scholarship, the Scholars Program facilitates transformative leadership programming to inspire and support Scholars in making change change in their communities and countries on their return home.


Details For The Mastercard Foundation Ongoing Scholarship Opportunity at University of Edinburgh  for African Students


Deadline for Application: March 14th 2022.

Type Of Scholarship: Masters.

Countries Available To: African countries.

To be Taken at (Country): Online.

Number of Awards: Not specified.

Value of Scholarship:

  • The scholarship will cover the full tuition fees and a small study stipend to allow for access to high-quality internet. The scholarship is designed to cover three-years of part-time online study.
  • On top of financial support, Scholars will participate in activities as part of the wider Scholars Program with the University of Edinburgh, including regular online workshops with our scholars, online coaching and support, and the opportunity to attend regional scholar-led workshops and events.


Eligibility For The Mastercard Foundation Ongoing Scholarship Opportunity at University of Edinburgh  for African Students


  • Interested candidates must qualify academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh. We prefer that applicants apply to this scholarship BEFORE applying to the University.

  • Interested candidates must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country, whose personal circumstances would make accepting an offer from the University of Edinburgh difficult.

  • Interested candidates must be from Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe particularly.

  • Interested candidates must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within your community; and

  • Interested candidates must be able to present economically disadvantaged circumstances and be able to show that you lack financial means from family or other sources to pursue post-secondary (university) education in your home country or elsewhere.


Eligibility Fields Of Study For The Mastercard Foundation Ongoing Scholarship Opportunity at University of Edinburgh  for African Students


Scholarships are available for the following postgraduate programs:

  • MSc International Development
  • MSc Global Health Policy
  • MSc Global Food Security and Nutrition
  • MSc Carbon Management
  • MSc Social Justice and Community Action
  • MSc Data Science, Technology and Innovation
  • MSc Digital Education
  • MSc One Health


How To Apply For The Mastercard Foundation Ongoing Scholarship Opportunity at University of Edinburgh  for African Students


Interested candidates for this ongoing scholarship online Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, for postgraduate degrees only, is now open and will close on 14th March at 4pm UK time.

Only graduated, or are soon to graduate, Mastercard Foundation Scholars from a Mastercard Foundation partner institution are eligible to apply.


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