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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

  • HUMANITIES
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • BASIC SCIENCES
  • AGRICULTURE
  • MASS COMMUNICATION
  • VETERINARY MEDICINE
  • BACHELOR OF LAWS
  • HUMAN MEDICINE / PHARMACY

Host Nationality:

The scholarship is hosted by the Makerere University, Uganda

Eligible Nationality:

Scholarship is open to students from Uganda and Sub-Saharan Africa countries.

Scholarship Benefits:

The Program offers comprehensive student support, that include;

  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.

Eligibility:

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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6 COMMENTS

  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

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