MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Pretoria 2022-2023

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Scholarship Description:

Do you have what it takes to transform Africa? African Students can apply to be Mastercard Foundation Scholars at the University of Pretoria (UP). Applications are currently invited from interested applicants for the 2022 MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a 10-year, $500 million global initiative to educate and develop next generation leaders who will contribute to social and economic transformation.  The University of Pretoria (UP) is partnering with Mastercard Foundation (MCF) to offer scholarships to deserving African students interested in studying at postgraduate levels.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): 

Mastercard Foundation (MCF)


The University of Pretoria (UP)

Study Level:


Subject Areas:

Mastercard Foundation offers a full scholarship to students who have applied for and been admitted to one of the following programs at the University of Pretoria:

Postgraduate Study Programs:

  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences;
  • Economic and Management Sciences;
  • Humanities for entry into the BPolSci (Political Studies or International Studies only).

Honors and Masters degree applications accepted in the fields of Engineering (continuing students only).

Scholarship Worth and Details:

Full Funding (Amount not stated)



Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates should be citizens from Africa.
  • Applicants should come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate financial neediness.
  • Candidates should demonstrate leadership potential and involved in a giving back project i.e. in a community, at school, church etc.
  • Academic excellence is paramount and students have to maintain a high academic average at all times.

Application Procedure:

Applications to study at UP opens on 1st March and closes on the 30th August of the year proceeding the year of study. Students interested in studies at the University of Pretoria and wish to apply for The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program must follow the application process.

Step 1:

Apply online at Alternatively, you can submit a hard copy of your application form. For more information, dial +27 (0)12 420 4297/6621 or send an email to: [email protected] for undergraduates and postgraduates enquiries.

Step 2:

After application submission, evaluated by members of the relevant faculty. The faculty will inform you whether you have been admitted.

Step 3:

Once you have been admitted, please contact [email protected] to commence the process to apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program immediately.

Step 4:

Successful Mastercard Foundation Scholars should have a passport to enable them to apply for a visa promptly.

Application Deadline:

30th August, 2022

Apply Online || Visit the Official Website

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