The University of Edinburgh is pleased to announce the availability of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme, this is aimed at will providing 80undergraduateand 120 postgraduateAfrican studentswith full scholarships over the next seven years.
The EdinburghMasterCard FoundationScholars Programme supports the brightest and best African scholars with great potential but few educational opportunities. Through the generous support of the Foundation, Scholars will be provided with the opportunity to become leaders within their communities and to improve the lives of countless more when they return home toAfrica.
Level/Field of study:
The scholarships are available for pursuing the BachelorsandMastersprogramsin the fields of
The scholarship will provide full scholarships, including accommodation costs, living costs, travel and tuition fees to students taking courses on campus at Edinburgh. 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, undergraduate Scholars will:
Participate in UK and Africa based Summer Schools;
Complete a course on African development;
Engage in a volunteering project in their home country;
Undertake a work-based placement in the UK;
Receive support on their return to their home country; and
Following their graduation, around 50% of our undergraduate Scholars will then be supported to complete distance learning Masters degrees after their return to Africa.
The number of offers are not specified.
Currently, this scholarship is unavailable but we shall keep you posted on the new date
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The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
You must qualify academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh. We prefer that applicants apply to this scholarship BEFORE applying to the University. 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.
Complete six courses followed by the production of a dissertation;
Participate in a retreat designed to nurture leadership skills;
Attend a short Summer School; and
Undertake an internship which will include reflective learning.
Online distance Masters Scholars will:
Undertake a range of online distance Masters degrees which will be available to 60 Scholars from Edinburgh MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program institutions.
The scholarship is not available to students already on 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.