MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for Kenyans 2019-2020

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The MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for Kenyans 2019

The Mastercard  Foundation is delighted to announce the Mastercard Foundation scholarships for Kenyans 2019. This MasterCard foundation scholars program is both undergraduate and Postgraduate studies in the UK.

About the Sponsor: MasterCard Foundation

The vision of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is to educate and develop academically qualified yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. This $500 million program will provide students in secondary school and university with the knowledge and leadership skills needed to contribute to economic and social progress across Africa.

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Throughout a network of partners, the Scholars Program ensures that students whose academic talent and promise exceed their financial resources are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to become the next generation of ethical leaders.

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The Foundation was established in 2006 and seeks to provide greater access to education, skills training, and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. The MasterCard Foundation believes that all people, no matter their starting point in life, should have an equal chance to learn and prosper.

Level/ Field of Study

This scholarship is for undergraduate and postgraduate students to study at the University of Edinburgh UK

Host Nationality

The MasterCard foundation scholars program is taken in the UK at The University of Edinburgh.

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Eligible Nationality

The scholarship is for the brightest and best African scholars (Ethiopians inclusive) with great potential but few educational opportunities.

Aside from the Mastercard  Foundation 2019, there are other scholarships available to international students to study abroad. You can check our scholarship by country to access all scholarships available.

Scholarship Worth

The MasterCard foundation scholars program will provide full scholarships, including

  • accommodation costs,
  • living costs,
  • travel and
  • tuition fees to students taking courses on campus at Edinburgh.

More so; 60 Scholars from other MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program institutions will also benefit from participating in a number of online distance learning Masters programmes offered by the University of Edinburgh. As well as receiving an excellent education at one of the top-ranked universities in the world.

Number of Scholarships:

The University of Edinburgh will provide 80 undergraduate and 120 postgraduate African students with full scholarships over the next seven years.

Who Is Eligible MasterCard Foundation Scholarships 

Undergraduate Scholarships:

80 undergraduate scholarships are available over the next four years for the brightest and best African scholars with great potential, but few educational opportunities.

  • You must qualify academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh. We prefer that applicants apply to this scholarship BEFORE applying to the University. Have a look at entry requirements for undergraduate students at http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/country/africa. Please see section on applying below for more information;
  • You must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country, whose personal circumstances would make accepting an offer from the University of Edinburgh difficult.  Applications from Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe are particularly welcome;
  • You must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within your community; and
  • You are able to present economically disadvantaged circumstances and be able to show that you lack financial means from family or other sources to pursue post-secondary (university) education in your home country or elsewhere.

The scholarship is not available to students already on a programme.

The scholarship may be terminated at any time when an unsatisfactory progress report is received from the School or if the scholarship holder ceases to be registered as a full-time student at the University of Edinburgh.

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60 postgraduate Masters scholarships are available for the brightest and best African scholars with great potential but few educational opportunities.

  • You must qualify academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh in the programmes listed above. We encourage applicants to apply to this scholarship BEFORE applying to the University. Have a look at entry requirements for postgraduate students at http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/postgraduate-entry/africa Please see section on applying below for more information;
  • You must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country, whose personal circumstances would make accepting an offer from the University of Edinburgh difficult.  Applications from Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe are particularly welcome;
  • You must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within your community; and
  • You are able to present economically disadvantaged circumstances and be able to show that you lack financial means from family or other sources to pursue post-secondary (university) education in your home country or elsewhere.

Preference will be given to candidates who have not already had the opportunity to study in Scotland.

How To Apply For MasterCard Foundation Scholarships :

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019-2020 MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.

If you have recently submitted the pre-application assessment, you will receive an email shortly with further directions.

Applications for the 2019 MasterCard Foundation Scholars cohort will open in Autumn 2019 and further information about the process will be available from Summer 2019.

In the meantime, if you have any inquiries, please email us at [email protected]

The scholarships are competitive and awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the overseas equivalent of a UK first-class honors degree. Applicants financial, personal, and family circumstances will also be taken into account.

Applicants must also be committed to returning to Africa following their graduation to give back to their home community and country

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MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for Kenyans 2019-2020

This MasterCard foundation scholars program is both undergraduate and Postgraduate studies in the UK. The University of Edinburgh will provide 80 undergraduate and 120 postgraduate African students with full scholarships over the next seven years.

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