Apply for the Fully Funded University of Edinburgh Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme

Background

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.

How to Apply

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 are now open, and will remain open until 12pm GMT on Friday 30 November 2018.

Apply now

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 onwards
  • 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

Application to the scholarship and the University of Edinburgh

If you are only applying for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh and you aren’t applying to any other UK university, please apply directly the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Edinburgh, and do not make an application via UCAS.

If you are applying for other scholarships at this University and/or for other universities in the UK, please apply for the scholarship and also apply via UCAS and add the University of Edinburgh in your choices.

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.

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
  • MSc Carbon Finance

2019/20 applications

Applications for 2019 entry to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh are now open, and will remain open until 12pm GMT on Friday 30 November 2018.

Apply now

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 programme of your choice.

More information on how to apply can be found on each individual degree programme web page in the University Degree Finder.

Postgraduate Degree Finder

More Information

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