Mastercard Foundation Scholarship for undergraduate and Post graduate Study at the University of Pretoria , South Africa ( Fully Funded)

MasterCard Foundation Scholarship for undergraduate and Post graduate Study at the University of Pretoria , South Africa ( Fully Funded)

 

Important Dates

Applications to study at the UP open on 1 March 2018 and close on 30 August 2018. Applications for the MCFSP open on 1 May 2018 and close on 15 September 2018

 

About MasterCard Scholarship

The University of Pretoria (UP) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) is currently offering scholarships for high achieving African students interested in studying at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, commencing in January 2019.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) targets academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent through their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values evidenced by their leadership. Community service and internships are essential components of the Program. The MCFSP offers a full scholarship to selected students who have been provisionally admitted to study towards an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at UP. Two thirds of these bursaries will be for postgraduate study and one third will be for undergraduate study. Graduates must return to their home countries on completion of their studies and give back to their communities.

Selection Procedure for applications

Selection will focus on prior academic achievement, but also on the fit of the applicant to the ethos of the Program, which is focused on leadership and community development for Africa in addition to academic success. Successful applicants must be committed to completing their qualifications in minimum time, returning to their home countries and giving back to their communities.

 

How to Apply

 

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARS

 

Please note that the scholarship is for first-time applicants, applying as first-year students to undergraduate programmes. The MCFSP currently offers scholarships to students who have applied for and have been admitted to one of the following faculties at UP:

  • 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)

 

For more information on the specific courses offered in the abovementioned faculties, please visit: http://www.up.ac.za/new-students-undergraduate/article/268905/faculty brochures.

 

POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARS

  • Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities for entry into the Honours or Masters (Political Studies or International Studies only)
  • Faculty of Engineering – continuing students are eligible to apply

For more information on the specific courses offered in the abovementioned faculties, please visit: http://www.up.ac.za/en/programmes/mods/postgrad/mod/home/year/2018.

 

Apply online at www.up.ac.za/apply or via the downloadable PDF application form available at www.up.ac.za/downloadpdfform.

For undergraduates click here

For postgraduates click here

Click the following link for Application Instructions

 

Who Can Apply

Academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent through their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values evidenced by their leadership. Community service and internships are essential components of the Program.

 

Scholarship Covers

 

If your application     is successful, the      Program         will      cover  the following:

  • Full tuition   fees
  • Accommodation        and meals in    a UP residence or UP-accredited accommodation
  • A modest monthly stipend
  • Text books  and printed      material
  • Medical aid cover   for the  duration           of         study
  • VISA costs
  • Reasonable travel   costs    (including         flight    ticket)  to and  from    your     home
  • Leadership development   opportunities
  • Academic advising and counselling support

 

Apply online at www.up.ac.za/apply or via the downloadable PDF application form available at www.up.ac.za/downloadpdfform.

 

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