The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme at the University of Cambridge is pleased to announce that applications for the 2024/2025 academic year are now open.
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme at Cambridge is designed to provide students from under-represented communities in Africa with fully-funded opportunities to complete their Master’s training, grow in transformative leadership, and contribute to climate resilience and sustainability
The programme offers scholarships which span the full range of across disciplines in Cambridge except for the following business courses: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Corporate Law (MCL), Master of Finance (MFin).
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme Applications 2024/2025 Eligibility
To be eligible for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme at the University of Cambridge you must be
- A citizen of an African country.
- An ordinarily resident in an African country unless you can demonstrate temporary absence for study or work, with an intention to return to your home country.
- Must be applying for a Master’s course of up to one year in length, at the University of Cambridge.
Note: The programme does not provide scholarships for CPGS, Master of Accountancy (MACC), Business Administration (MBA), Master of Corporate Law (MCL), Master of Finance (MFIN), MSTS, PGCert, and PG Dip.
How to Apply for this program
The Application process commences with an application for admission to the University of Cambridge via the course directory, to be completed by the funding deadline of the course. Interested students should follow the simple steps below:
- Step one: Apply for admission to the University of Cambridge
- Step two: Select Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme are funding body.
- Step three: Choose a College
- Step Four: Apply for Fee waiver
Kindly note that data relating to your application/place on the Program will be retained and anonymised for use in the evaluation of the Program’s outcomes and effectiveness
The application for funding is imbedded in the course application process.
As part of the application process, prospective scholars will be required to provide a supplementary statement that indicates their personal commitment to contributing to climate-resilient and sustainable futures for Africa.
|Applications open||1 September 2023|
|Application and Funding deadline||Depending on your course – either early December 2023 or early January 2023|
|Departmental academic assessment||December 2023 – February 2024|
|Mastercard Foundation Scholars selection||Late February 2024|
|Scholarships offered||March 2024|
The deadline for submitting applications for funding is the 5th of December 2023 for courses with a 5th of December deadline and 5th of January 2024 for courses with a 5th of January deadline. When making an application, pay close attention to the funding deadline.
For any application related inquiries, please check the FAQ section of the website. If the response to your query is not resolved from the available responses, please email [email protected].
For more information: Visit the official page of Mastercard Foundation Programme