Call for Applications: University of Cape Town MasterCard Scholarship 2023 for African Students | Study-In-South Africa

Call for Applications: University of Cape Town MasterCard Scholarship 2023 for African Students | Study-In-South Africa

The University of Cape Town MasterCard Scholarship is now accepting applications from students all over the world.
The University of Cape Town MasterCard Scholarship is an educational initiative that provides access to quality university education to academically talented young people from economically disadvantaged communities in Africa.
Scholarships are available for first-time undergraduate or postgraduate (honours and master’s) degree applicants from Africa.

The scholarships ensure a premium educational package that produces graduates with internationally recognized and locally applicable qualifications, as well as a transition into the workforce that is guided by values of engaged citizenship and social justice.

Scholarship Summary

  • Host Country: South Africa
  • Study Abroad:  Study in Africa
  • Eligible Countries: All Sub-Sahara African Countries
  • Reward: Full Scholarship | Accommodation | Monthly Stipend | Visa Offer

These scholarships cover the full peri

Scholarship Details:

odd of study and are renewable annually subject to satisfactory performance and participation in the activities and opportunities offered by the programme.

Successful candidates are to commit themselves to returning to their home countries and to invest their gained skills and education in their country’s social and economic growth.

Scholarship Requirements:

To receive consideration for the scholarship, you must be:

  • Academically talented, must value learning and be driven to complete their education.
  • Economically disadvantaged and facing significant financial barriers to accessing education.
  • Committed to giving back to their own communities once studies are completed, to return to their home countries and take a leadership role in promoting social and economic improvement.
  • Citizens and residents of a Sub-Saharan African country.
  • Wanting to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level (Masters by research and coursework or research Masters, only).

Scholarship Duration and Reward

The scholarship includes:

  • Comprehensive financial assistance with visa applications, travel, tuition, living expenses, medical aid and accommodation.
  • A relevant and recognized education through academic curricula aimed at producing graduates whose qualifications are internationally recognized and locally applicable.
  • Academic and peer mentor support – to ensure that each Scholar successfully progresses academically.
  • An array of cultural and transition support and training aimed at academic and professional enrichment and assisting in the challenges facing university going students.
  • 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.

Method of Application

To apply for The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, applicants must first apply to UCT for academic study and placement.

Only applicants, who have applied for academic study and placement at UCT, can submit an application for a Mastercard Foundation scholarship.

Applicants are to completely submit applications before the Deadline: March 31, 2023

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