University of Cape Town – Mastercard Foundation Scholarships: The University of Cape Town (UCT) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation is pleased to announce its global Scholar’s program.

The program is an initiative that provides academically talented young people from economically disadvantaged communities in Africa with access to quality university education.

Key Scholarship Details

These are some of the key details about the ongoing University of Cape Town – Mastercard Foundation Scholarships for Africans;

  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Cape Town, Mastercard Foundation
  • Scholarship Type: Full Funding
  • Host Institution(s): University of Cape Town
  • Scholarship Worth: See Scholarship Benefits (below)
  • Number of Awards: Not specified
  • Study Level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate
  • Nationality: Africans

University of Cape Town – Mastercard Foundation Scholarships Details

The Scholarships ensure a premium educational package that will produce graduates whose qualifications are internationally recognized and locally applicable, and whose transition into the workforce is underpinned by values of engaged citizenship and social justice. The scholarships cover the full period of study and are renewable annually subject to satisfactory performance and participation in the activities and opportunities offered by the programme.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered eligible for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarships applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be Africans who are willing to enroll in undergraduate or postgraduate studies at University of Cape Town.
  • Must be academically talented – value learning and are driven to complete their education.
  • Must be economically disadvantaged – facing significant financial barriers to completing their education.
  • Must be committed to giving back – investing in their communities, using the skills and knowledge that they have acquired.
  • Must demonstrate that they are committed to embracing ethical leadership and making a positive change in their home communities.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Comprehensive financial assistance with visa applications, travel, tuition, living expenses, medical aid, and accommodation.
  • Academic and peer mentor support.
  • Career and internship opportunities in Africa, service-learning, experiential learning – career guidance and support for transition to further study or the workforce.
  • Leadership development and training.
  • Alumni networks for further support.

Application Procedures

Interested applicants for the University of Cape Town – Mastercard Foundation Scholarships 2022 are to apply online on or before the application deadline.

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

Application Deadline: 30 April 2022

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