Fully FundedUniversity of Edinburgh Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program 2018/2019
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is a growing initiative and to date, the Program has committed over $700 million to supporting the education and leadership development of over 30,000 young people. 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.
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 change in their communities and countries on their return home.
25 scholarships are available for the 2018/2019 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.
Applications for 2018 entry to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh are open.
The deadline for all applications will be 17:00 GMT on Thursday 30 November 2017.
All applicants must apply for the scholarship first through our online application form and, if successful, will be assisted in the process of applying for admission to the University.
Interviews via video or phone will be held during February and March 2018, with final decisions made by April. All successful applicants will join the Program in September 2018.
Please note that applicants are entitled to make one application per year to the Program. All applicants should have read and understood the Application Guidance before submitting an application to the Program to avoid any errors or incorrect information.
The University of Edinburgh and the Mastercard Foundation reserve the right to cancel incomplete and/or late applications, to effect changes to the conditions of the scholarships or to make no awards at all.
10 scholarships are available for the 2018/2019 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 (link) 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 Product Design
MSc Sustainable Energy Systems