Makerere University Full MasterCard Scholarships, 2019 [Updated]



Makerere University in partnership with MasterCard Foundation offers scholarships to 1,000 academically bright but economically disadvantaged youth from Africa to study at Makerere University from 2013 to 2023.
This is a project worth US $20,989,965.15 implemented at Makerere University with the aim of developing the next generation of African Leaders and also to promote the strategic objectives of Makerere University and MasterCard Foundation in contributing to Africa’s higher education sector and development.
The project is implemented under the leadership of the Makerere University Gender Mainstreaming Directorate.

Brief Description

Makerere University is Uganda’s largest and third-oldest institution of higher learning. Today, Makerere University is composed of 9 Colleges and one school offering programmes for about 36,000 undergraduates and 4,000 postgraduates.
Level/Field of study:

The scholarships are available for pursuing the undergraduate and postgraduate programme in the field of


Host Nationality:

The scholarship is hosted by the Makerere University, Uganda. If you are an international student and you wish to study in Uganda, this is for you Latest Ugandan Undergraduate Scholarships 2019-2020

Eligible Nationality:

Scholarship is open to students from Uganda and Sub-Saharan Africa countries. Read also if you wish to study outside your home country Simple and Detailed Answers about Applying and Winning a Scholarship.

Scholarship Benefits:

The Program offers comprehensive student support, that includes;

  1. Tuition and Functional fees
  2.  Accommodation, Feeding, and stipend
  3. Laptop, books and other learning materials
  4. Transport to and from home
  5. Medical insurance
  6. Psychosocial support and mentoring of scholars
  7. Capacity building program for life skills development in ICT, Leadership, Gender, Human Rights, Communication, Entrepreneurship, and Financial Literacy.

Scholarship Number:

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Makerere University will have six cohorts of Scholars with the first cohort of 50 Scholars.


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  1. Both female and male students who are qualified for first-year undergraduate admission to Makerere University.
  2. Economically disadvantaged students from African Countries.
  3. Academic Excellence, with more points, scored for students admitted for science disciplines
  4. A person with leadership experience or potential.
  5. Demonstrate Commitment to give back to the community.
  6. A person who is admitted on the basis of Uganda Certificate of Education results or its equivalent.

Application Procedure:

Download Program Brochure – MCF Brochure
How do I get more information?

Application Deadline:

This scholarship is open to every academic year.

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  1. […] Makerere Un iversity a conclu un partenariat avec la Fondation MasterCard pour offrir des bourses à 1 000 jeunes académiquement brillants mais économiquement défavorisés d'Afrique pour étudier à l'Université Makerere de 2013 à 2023. Il s'agit d'un projet de 20 989 965,15 dollars US mis en œuvre à l'Université Makerere dans le but de développer la prochaine génération des dirigeants africains et de promouvoir les objectifs stratégiques de l'Université Makerere et de la Fondation MasterCard en contribuant au secteur de l'enseignement supérieur et au développement de l'Afrique. Le projet est mis en œuvre sous la direction de la Makerere University Gender Mainstreaming … DEMANDER MAINTENANT […]

  2. My name is Niwahabyona Rodney. I finished High school in 2016 with 8points from Mathematics, Economics and Geography. I had 27 aggregate at my U.C.E and 12 aggregate at P.L.E. I failed to get tuition to proceed with my studies and started working with my mother in the market to support my younger brother who is studying a certificate in nursing.. Can I be able to apply and if yes, When because I also want to become a more important person in my country

  3. my name is juhar hassen i want to join in your university….i graduated by water resource and irrigation engineering from hawassa university in 2015…. with CGPA 3.14…..

  4. Greetings, I’m from East Africa, Ethiopia in particular. Because of the economical crisis in my family, my academics has been disturbed extremely, I graduated from the university of Wolaita Sodo University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with distinction CGPA of 3.36, and I have not been able to proceed with further studies due to the cash strapped in my family. I pray this becomes a Golden opportunity for me to continue my studies so as to achieve my dreams of becoming a Best Engineer. Please give me fully funded civil engineering MSc scholarship in order to imorove my eager to be either Highway engineering or structural engineering. I will be GRATEFUL AND THANKFUL if I am given the opportunity to study on scholarship at your Institution.
    Thank you for your consideration.
    My Email: [email protected]

  5. My name is mihretu from ethiopia i have economics BA degree please give me this opportunty to learn masters in related department contact me 0941839736


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