KNUST MasterCard Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships 2018-2019

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The MasterCard Foundation is delighted to announce the availability of MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 2018, for African students pursuing an undergraduate programs only eligible persons will be considered for this program

About KNUST:

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is a university in Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is the public university established in the country, as well as the largest university in Kumasi Metropolis and Ashanti.

The KNUST has, since January 2005, transformed from its previous centralized system of administration into significantly decentralized one called the Collegiate system. Under this system, the various faculties have been condensed into six colleges. Since its inception, the University has been administered on the Faculty-based system.

The University is situated approximately on a sixteen square-kilometre campus of undulating land and pleasant surroundings, about seven kilometres away from the central business district of the city of Kumasi. The campus presents a panorama of beautiful and modern buildings interspersed with verdant lawns and tropical flora, which provide a cool and refreshing atmosphere congenial to academic studies. It has within the short period of its existence become an important centre for the training of scientists and technologists not only for Ghana, but also for other African countries as well as from other parts of the world.

About  MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program scholarship  

Level/Field of study:

The scholarships are available for pursuing the undergraduate programme in the study field of sciences.

Host Nationality:

The scholarship is hosted by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana.

Eligible Nationality:

Scholarship is open to African students.

Scholarship Benefits:

These opportunities has value that includes

  • Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation and monthly stipend).
  • Regular group meetings with other scholars that focus on personal and professional development opportunities and activities tailored to build societal relationships and scholars’ capacity.
  • Continued academic support through academic mentoring, virtual learning, life and career coaching, and tutoring.
  • Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community services and mentoring (Go-back Give- Back), and uniquely sourced internships.
  • An academic environment where faculty and students engage with global issues.
  • The prestige of becoming part of the growing family of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Alumni and the Global Scholars Community.
  • The opportunity to be enrolled on an accelerated Master’s Degree after undergraduate studies with an MCF Partner institution in the USA.

Scholarship Number

The number of offers was not specified.

Eligibility

For the 2018/2019 Academic year, the opportunity is open to;

  • All Applicants with WASSCE or GBCE or ABCE or GCE O’Level and A’Level or their equivalent Results from an accredited/recognised institution and Certificate Ready and Satisfies KNUST’s Admission Requirements. NO AWAITING RESULTS candidate will be accepted.
  • The Applicant must have Critical Economic Needs.
  • The Applicant must have Proven Records of Leadership and Community Engagement (s).
  • Females and Physically Challenged Applicants shall be given top priority.
  • All Subjects are considered; however, there is Preference for Science Students.
  • The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community.

Application Procedure:

Download a copy of the 2018/2019 application form

  • Submit the completed application form THROUGH EMS/ any other courier mail to:

The Program Manager,
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST Secretariat,
℅ Office of the Dean of Students
Private Mail Bag
KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

When submitting your scholarship application form to the Secretariat, submit these additional documents

  1. The print out of KNUST’s online admission
  2. Both O’Level and A’Level results or their equivalent
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be called for interviews which would be held at the KNUST Secretariat of Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the Office of the Dean of Students.
  • Interviews will be done by an independent panel constituted by the Vice Chancellor of KNUST.
  • Verification of ALL examination results and information provided, as well as community visits of SUCCESSFUL applicants, will be conducted before admission is approved.
  • The decisions of the SELECTION COMMITTEE, also constituted by the Vice Chancellor are FINAL.
  • Telephone numbers, Skype IDs and email addresses provided by applicants should be ACTIVE at all times to receive critical information on their application.
  • For further enquiry and assistance on how to apply, please CONTACT the Secretariat on +233-206-030-790/ +233-3220-62975 or email us at mcfsecretariat@knust.edu.ghor mcfknust@gmail.com.
  • Applicants are advised to desist from calling the Secretariat to inquire of the status of their application. The Secretariat would inform and contact applicants when necessary.
  • Applicants must apply to KNUST for undergraduate admission in order to be considered for the scholarship.

You can begin the application and get more details by clicking the Scholarship Link

Application Deadline:

Currently, this scholarship is unavailable but we shall keep you posted on the new date

Award of the Scholarship will be published on the Program’s website

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