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The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme at the University of Cambridge: Call for Applications

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme at the University of Cambridge: Call for Applications


The programme offers scholarships which span the full range of across disciplines in Cambridge  except for the following business courses: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Corporate Law (MCL), Master of Finance (MFin).


The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme at the University of Cambridge: Call for Applications

The prestigious Mastercard Foundation Programme at the University of Cambridge was established in 2022 as a collaboration between the University and the Mastercard Foundation.  Over 500 Scholars from the African continent will be enrolled in the programme between 2023 and 2030 to undertake a wide range of Masters courses. 

The Scholarship programme  would provide bright students from under-represented communities in Africa with a fully funded opportunity to complete their Master’s training, develop transformative leadership skills and contribute to climate resilience and sustainable futures in Africa. Ultimately, the mission of the  Mastercard foundation Scholars programme at the University of Cambridge Cambridge  is to contribute to the development of a transformative network of young people, critical to driving sustainable change.

Applications for the 2024/2025 academic year are now open. 

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme at the University of Cambridge is pleased to announce that applications for the 2024/2025 academic year are now open.

The programme at the University of Cambridge is designed to provide talented students from Africa with fully funded opportunities to complete their master’s training, grow in transformative leadership, and contribute to climate resilience and sustainability in Africa and the world at large.

The programme offers scholarships which span the full range of across disciplines in Cambridge  except for the following business courses: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Corporate Law (MCL), Master of Finance (MFin).

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship you Must  be acitizen of an African country,

⦁ Must be ordinarily resident in an African country unless you can show temporary absence for study/work with an intention to return, or unless you have been displaced.

⦁Must be applying for a Master’s course of up to one year in length, at the University of Cambridge.

Application Process

 The Application process commences with an application for admission to the University of Cambridge via the course directory, to be completed by the funding deadline of the course. https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses

The application for funding is imbedded in the course application process. 

 As part of the application process, prospective scholars will be required to provide a supplementary statement that indicates their personal commitment to contributing to climate-resilient and sustainable futures for Africa.

DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting applications for funding is the 5th of December 2023 for courses with a 5th of December deadline and 5th of January 2024 for courses with a 5th of January deadline. 


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