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Apply for the MasterCard Foundation/University of Pretoria 2021 Scholarship Program

Brief Description

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) at the University of Pretoria (UP) for full-time postgraduate study is open to students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and are residents or citizens of an African country. This Program targets academically qualified, yet economically disadvantaged, young people in Africa who will go back to contribute to the transformation of their countries. Applicants should not already be in possession of a Masters Degree/ Qualification.


  • Full tuition fees

  • Accommodation in a UP residence

  • Meals

  • Books and printed materials

  • Monthly stipend

  • Medical aid

  • Travel costs

  • Cost of visa application for the duration of the study period.


● Candidates should be citizens from Sub-Saharan African country.

● 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 eg. in a community, at school, church etc.

● Academic excellence is paramount and students have to maintain a high academic average at all times.

● Candidates need to be first time applicants as first year students in the degree programme


October 31st 2021

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