APPLY NOW: University of Edinburgh MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for African Students (Study In Scotland)

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Course(s) Offered: Several disciplines

Course Level: Bachelors, Masters
Provider: The MasterCard Foundation
Country to Study in: Scotland

Scholarship Description

The University of Edinburgh in partnership with MasterCard Foundation is happy to offer the Edinburgh MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program for young people from Africa who have demonstrated academic talent so to provide them access to quality education. 

The scholarship is not available to students already on programme.

The scholarship may be terminated at any time when an unsatisfactory progress report is received from the School or if the scholarship holder ceases to be registered as a full-time student at the University of Edinburgh.

Selection Criteria:

The scholarships are competitive and awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. Applicants financial, personal, and family circumstances will also be taken into account.

Applicants must also be committed to returning to Africa following their graduation to give back to their home community and country.

Sponsorship duration

Complete duration of any programme

Scholarship benefits

The scholarship will provide full scholarships, including accommodation costs, living costs, travel and tuition fees to students taking courses on campus at Edinburgh. 60 Scholars from other MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program institutions will also benefit from participating in a number of online distance learning Masters programmes offered by the University of Edinburgh. Scholars will be provided with the opportunity to become leaders within their communities and to improve the lives of countless more when they return home to Africa.

As well as receiving an excellent education at one of the top ranked universities in the world, undergraduate Scholars will:

Method of Application
All applicants must apply for the scholarship first through the online application form and, if successful, will be assisted in the process of applying for admission to the University.

It is important to go through the application instructions on the official Webpage (link to it is below) for complete instructions before applying.


The last day to apply is 30th November 2018


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