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Apply: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at University of Pretoria, South Africa

Brief Description

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) targets academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent through their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values evidenced by their leadership.


  • Full tuition fees for the Master’s program

  • Accommodation in a University of Pretoria residence

  • Meals

  • Books and printed material

  • A modest monthly stipend

  • Medical aid

  • Travel costs (one return trip for the duration of the study period)

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


You are eligible if you:

  • Are an African citizen

  • Come from an economically disadvantaged background and demonstrate financial neediness.

  • Demonstrate leadership potential and ought to be involved in a giving back project e.g. in a community, at school, church etc

  • Demonstrate academic excellence

  • Acceptance into a postgraduate master’s program in the following faculties:

  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Economic and Management Sciences and Humanities for entry into the Political Studies or International Studies programs only.


October 31, 2021

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