MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Pretoria 2024/2025

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Pretoria 2023/2024
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Pretoria 2023/2024

Are you ready to make a difference in Africa? The University of Pretoria (UP) is seeking applications from African students who aspire to be Mastercard Foundation Scholars. Interested individuals are invited to apply for the 2023 MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a transformative global initiative spanning 10 years and valued at $500 million. Its goal is to educate and nurture the next generation of leaders who will drive social and economic change. In collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation (MCF), the University of Pretoria (UP) is offering scholarships to deserving African students interested in pursuing postgraduate studies.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Mastercard Foundation (MCF)

Host Institution(s): The University of Pretoria (UP)

Scholarship WorthFull Funding (Amount not stated)

Number of Awards: Several

Application Deadline: 30th August, 2023

Study Level: Masters

Nationality: Africans

SEE: Bolton University Trustee Scholarship in United Kingdom 2023

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UP 2023/2024 | DETAILS

Mastercard Foundation offers a full scholarship to students who have applied for and been admitted to one of the following programmes at the University of Pretoria:

Postgraduate Study Programmes

  • 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)
  • Honours and Masters degree applications will be accepted in the fields of Engineering (continuing students only).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should be citizens from Africa.
  • Applicants should come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate financial neediness.
  • Candidates should demonstrate leadership potential and ought to be involved in a giving back project e. in a community, at school, church etc
  • Academic excellence is paramount and students have to maintain a high academic average at all times.

Application Procedures

How to Apply: Applications to study at UP opens on 1st March and closes on the 30th August of the year proceeding the year of study. Students who are interested in studies at the University of Pretoria and wish to apply for The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program must follow the application process.

Step 1:

Apply online at Alternatively, you can submit a hard copy of your application form. For more information, dial +27 (0)12 420 4297/6621 or send an email to: for undergraduates and postgraduates enquiries.

Step 2:

After your application has been submitted, it will be evaluated by members of the relevant faculty. The faculty will inform you whether you have been admitted.

Step 3:

Once you have been admitted, please contact to commence the process to apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program immediately.

Step 4:

Successful Mastercard Foundation Scholars should have a passport to enable them to apply for a visa promptly.

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