Mastercard Foundation On-campus Postgraduate Scholarships at the University of Edinburgh 2023/2024 |Fully Funded

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Mastercard Foundation On-campus Postgraduate Scholarships at the University of Edinburgh 2023/2024 |Fully Funded

Mastercard Foundation On-campus Postgraduate Scholarships at the University of Edinburgh

The Mastercard Foundation On-campus Postgraduate Scholarships at the University of Edinburgh 2023/2024 are now open for applications. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program seeks to make a significant contribution to addressing the climate challenge.

The program is committed to developing a network of bright, entrepreneurial, and compassionate leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa. They provide young people with the knowledge, skills, and networks needed to drive sustainable transitions through the Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh, which offers a variety of great sustainability-focused postgraduate opportunities.

This is a one-year postgraduate on-campus scholarship for the following programmes ONLY:

Africa and International Development

Food Security

Sustainable Energy Systems

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Data, Inequality and Society

Operational Research

Environmental Sustainability

Climate Change Finance and Investment

Planetary Health

Environment & Development

Mastercard Foundation On-campus Postgraduate Scholarships Eligibility Requirements

You must meet the eligibility criteria to apply:

  • Applicants must qualify academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh for a relevant degree programme listed. You will generally need to have achieved the equivalent of a UK Second Class (Upper) Bachelor’s (Hons) degree or higher. Find out more about the postgraduate entry requirements for your country:
  • Applicants will have faced significant barriers to education (social, financial, personal, practical or health related).
  • Applicants must have graduated from an undergraduate study by September 2023 and must have a degree certificate and official final transcript to upload alongside their application by 7 December.
  • Applicants must be residents and citizens or hold refugee status in a Sub-Saharan African country.
  • Applicants must have faced barriers to education and in their early career.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within their community.
  • Applicants must demonstrate experience, or at least ambition, in making a meaningful impact in addressing the climate crisis
  • Applicants must be 35 or under as of 1 September 2024
  • Applicants should not have previously completed a postgraduate degree and should not be enrolled (or apply to enrol) at a separate university whilst on the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship.
  • If applying for the on campus Masters programme: Applicants should not have previously completed a postgraduate degree and should not be enrolled (or apply to enrol) at a separate university whilst on the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship.

Mastercard Foundation On-campus Postgraduate Scholarships Benefits

  • Covers full approved tuition, accommodation, travel, living cost stipend and study materials.
  • A climate leadership programme to inspire and support Scholars in making change in their communities and countries.
  • Additional support is offered to scholars with disabilities based on an assessment of needs.

Application timeline 2023/24

23 October 2023 (10am UK time)Applications open
1 December 2023 (5pm UK time)Applicants need to have completed registration to scholarship application site, and completed the eligibility assessment and declaration.
7 December 2023 (5pm UK time)Applications close.
Early February2024On-campus (ODL) Interview shortlisting begins; both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified.
Mid to Late February 2024On-campus interviews take place.
By mid MarchOn-campus Interview outcomes will be announced.
March – August  2024Support provided through admission and immigration processes.
September 2024Academic program starts.

How to apply Mastercard Foundation On-campus Postgraduate Scholarships 

You must qualify academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh. We require that applicants apply for this scholarship before applying to the University.

The Scholars Program will not accept applications submitted outside the online application system.

If you have any queries regarding the Mastercard Foundation Scholarships, which are not answered in the FAQs, please contact us at: [email protected]

Apply here

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of Edinburgh Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2023/2024

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