Fully Funded University of Edinburgh Mastercard Foundation (Undergraduate & Postgraduate) Scholars Program for study in Scotland

Fully Funded University of Edinburgh Mastercard Foundation (Undergraduate & Postgraduate) Scholars Program for study in Scotland


In partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, the University of Edinburgh will provide 200 full scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities.

On top of the scholarship, the Scholars Program facilitates transformative leadership programming to inspire and support Scholars in making change in their communities and countries on their return home.

Benefits:

  • The University of Edinburgh offers a fully funded academic and transformative leadership program for undergraduate and postgraduate students from Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Students will receive comprehensive support to remove barriers to study in Edinburgh and will benefit from extracurricular opportunities including summer schools and internships.
  • The program aims to build the abilities and talents of each student so they can make a difference to their home countries and communities on their return.

    Undergraduate

  • The Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh will provide 80 undergraduate scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities.
  • 30 scholarships are available for the 2019/2020 academic year which will cover the full tuition fees and expenses for accommodation and maintenance.
  • On top of financial support, Scholars will participate in activities as part of the wider Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh including a series of summer schools, project-based placements, mentorship, and activities during each academic year.2019/20 applications
    Applications for 2019 entry to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh open on October 1 2018 at 12:00pm GMT and close on November 30 at 12:00pm GMT.

    Eligibility Criteria

  • For undergraduate entry, applicants must qualify academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh in any course except Medicine and Vet Medicine
  • You need to have achieved your school leaving qualifications in the last three years prior to entry date, for 2019 entry that is from 2016 on wards
  • Applicants must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • Applicants should not have completed an undergraduate degree previously
  • Applicants must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within their community, and;
  • Applicants are able to present economic circumstances which show they lack financial means to pursue higher education in their home country or elsewhere

    Postgraduate

  • The Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh will provide 60 postgraduate scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities.
  • 10 scholarships are available for the 2019/2020 academic year, which will cover the full tuition fees and expenses
    for accommodation and maintenance.
  • On top of financial support, Scholars will participate in activities as part of the wider Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh including work-based placements, mentorship, and other activities during the academic year.

    How to Apply

  • Scholarships are available for the following postgraduate programs:
  • MSc Africa and International Development
  • MSc Environment and Development
  • MSc Global Health Policy
  • LLM Human Rights
  • MA Design for Change
  • MSc Sustainable Energy Systems
    2019/20 applications

    Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must want to apply for one of our eligible courses listed above
  • Applicants must qualify academically for admission to the degree of their choice
  • Applicants must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • Applicants should not have completed a postgraduate degree previously
  • Applicants must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within their community, and;
  • Applicants are able to present economic circumstances which show they lack financial means to pursue higher education in their home country or elsewhere
  • Application to the scholarship and the University of Edinburgh
  • If the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is the only scholarship you are interested to apply for in the University of Edinburgh, please apply for the Scholarship only.
  • If you are also applying for other scholarships in the University of Edinburgh, please apply directly for the degree program of your choice.
  • More information on how to apply can be found on each individual degree program web page in the University Degree Finder.
  • Applications for 2019 entry to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh open on 1st October 2018 at 12:00pm GMT and close on November 30 at 12:00pm GMT.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Fully Funded University of Edinburgh Mastercard Foundation (Undergraduate & Postgraduate) Scholars Program for study in Scotland

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