The Mastercard Foundation has partnered with the University of Cape Town (UCT) to provide 338 scholarships over 10 years to academically talented yet economically disadvantaged students from Sub-Saharan Africa for study at UCT.
The Scholars Program is a $700 million initiative to educate young people – particularly from Africa – to lead change and make a positive social impact in their communities. Scholars will receive comprehensive scholarships, academic support, peer mentorship, career guidance, internship opportunities, transition-to-work support and access to a global alumni network.
Through the scholarship scholars may pursue undergraduate or postgraduate studies at the University of cape Town. Students enrolled in the program will receive mentoring, leadership development, academic and life skills support. For the 2018 academic year, 58 scholarship opportunities are available ( 13 Undergraduate, 15 Honours and 30 Masters)
Value of the Scholarships
- The scholarships are considered to be full-cost and will include full cover for the following:
- Visa costs
- Transport costs to and from South Africa
- Full tuition and international student fees
- Full accommodation, subsistence and living expenses
- Research costs as approved or recommended by UCT and the Foundation
- Access to internship opportunities and cover of related costs
- Medical aid
- To be eligible for consideration for The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Cape Town, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Target Group
- Be a citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country
- Be Honours study applicants
- Be admitted to an Honours programme and commence with their first year of registration in any of the faculties at UCT
- Be from an economically disadvantaged background and demonstrate financial need
- Candidates who intend to register for a second postgraduate Honours degree are ineligible to apply for this scholarship
Application Deadline: 31 August 2017
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