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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Mastercard Scholarship Program

Are you any African Country national and looking for the best education with highly enriched programs? We got an amazing opportunity for you. Here is a fully funded scholarship by Mastercard Foundation. Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for Africans will provide you mentoring, tutoring and goal oriented advices from the experienced faculty on scholarship. The scholar program is far more than merely a scholarship. Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program focuses on the ‘giving concept’ as the students are highly trained here to give back what they have learnt from the organization to their community and for the betterment of world. Through the scholars program students will be able to get high quality leadership skills for their professional life. The students whose families are going through financial crisis can hit this up.

Furthermore, the scholars program is for all the international students out there. Innovation, inclusion, learning, accessibility and research are the central ideas of this foundation. The Scholars Program is implemented through the partner universities and non-governmental organizations. There is network of 40 institutions that are working to give the students education and environment that would transform them in a successful person. The application process and decision-making are managed individually by each partner.

The global organization ‘Mastercard Foundation’ created in 2006 is situated in Toronto, Canada. It was a small foundation that has been grown up internationally now. It is one of the largest payment processing corporation. Till now about 40,000 students had got back of the foundation. In the upcoming year, the foundation will be awarding 60,000 scholarships. Dell Technologies is offering Dell Scholarship Program in USA.


OrganizerMastercard Foundation
InstitutionsMany PArtner Universities
TypeFully Funded
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Duration of DegreeMaster’s degree(2 years) Doctoral degree (3 years)

 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Only Candidates from African countries are eligible to apply.
  • Students must have excellence in academics and should be able to demonstrate well their commitment for the betterment of their communities.
  • For Undergraduate (bachelor) program:
  • Age limit is 29 years old.

For Graduate (Master’s) program:

  • Age limit is 30 years old.

The eligibility criteria of every university differs from one another. So, you need to conscientiously see the requirement of the university.

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Scholarships benefits:

  • Full tuition fee
  • Internship opportunities
  • living expenses
  • The application fee will be refunded if the student is selected for the Scholars Program.

Programs offered:

There are so many undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the participating universities. Visit your desired university link and check the programs they are offering.

Mastercard Foundation Universities:

Following institutes and universities are participating with Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program,

Secondary Education

  • Camfed International
  • Equity Group Foundation

Undergraduate Studies

Following institutes and universities are offering Mastercard scholarship for undergraduate programs,

  1. African Development University
  2. African Leadership Academy
  3. American University of Beirut
  4. Ashesi University College
  5. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
  6. Sciences Po
  7. University of Abomey-Calavi
  8. University of Edinburgh
  9. University of Gondar
  10. EARTH University
  11. Makerere University
  12. United States International University Africa
  13. African Leadership University
  14. International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE)

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Master’s Studies

Following institutes and universities are offering Mastercard scholarship for graduate(Master) programs,

  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
  • American University of Beirut
  • Arizona State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University Africa
  • McGill University
  • Sciences Po
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Gondar
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
  • University of Toronto (U of T)


Deadline for Mastercard Scholars Program for Africans is different on each participating institute or University.

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Required Documents:

Each university has different list of required document so check the website of your preferred university.

  • Some universities require tests like the SAT and/or TOEFL or IELTS. Africa based universities don’t require SAT or TOEFL scores.
  • References
  • Recommendation letters (maybe online submission)

If someone is unable to pay the admission fee :

  • Universities can also help you out in this just you need to get letter from your counselor or principal assuring that you’re high achiever or they have confidence in your academic achievement.
  • Through Education USA, students can also get the financial support to pay their fee of SAT or TOEFL.

In some cases, the university to which you are applying may be able to assist with the completion of tests. If you are confident that you can fulfill the requirements of the SAT and TOEFL, ask your counsellor or principal to provide you with a letter of support or similar documentation that expresses their confidence in your academic achievements. Share your story and your letters of support with the admissions office of the university to which you are applying.

How to Apply:

Visit the Official Website for complete details,

  • Apply through the university of your preference
  • All the universities have given application instructions on their websites.
  • Online application or paper-based application depending upon the university.
  • Don’t forget to apply and upload required documents before the deadline as the late submissions or incomplete submission is not acceptable.
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