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Apply for the Mastercard Foundation Arizona State University Scholars Program for young Africans

Brief Description

This is a fully immersive and traditional on-campus 2-year Master’s program with a focus on training EdTech experts for Africa. While classes are in session, Scholars will work part-time with the Baobab team to gain hands-on experience implementing the strategic objectives of the Baobab Platform.


5 Scholarships are available for students admitted for the 2021/2022 academic year, which will cover the full tuition fees, expenses for accommodation, and comprehensive support for the 2-year graduate program. On top of financial support, Scholars will participate in activities as part of the wider Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Arizona State University, including leadership curriculum, individual mentorship, and other events and programming.Scholarships are available for the following full time, on-campus graduate programs:

  • User Experience, MS

  • Graphic Information Technology, MS

  • Computer Science, MS

  • Information Technology, MS

  • Software Engineering, MS

  • Learning Sciences, MS

  • Digital Culture, MA


  • Applicants must want to apply for one of our eligible programs listed above.

  • Applicants must qualify academically for admission to the degree of their choice, that includes a high level of English proficiency.

  • Applicants must be a citizen of an African country.

  • Applicants must be an alumnus of a Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program before July 2021 (*Please refer to the application question: “Please select the institution where you graduated as an Mastercard Foundation Scholar” for the full list of eligible Scholars Program institutions).

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 on or before the application deadline.

  • Applicants must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within their community.

  • Applicants must not have studied or intend to take up other graduate study before August 2021.

  • Applicants must be able to live in Phoenix, Arizona for the duration of the program.


19 October, 2020

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