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APPLY: 2023 University of the Western Cape MasterCard Scholarship For African Students

University of the Western Cape MasterCard Scholarship is a global initiative designed to develop the next generation of transformative leaders by enabling highly talented, service-oriented young people, primarily young Africans, to pursue their higher education and cultivate their leadership potential.

The Program is specifically targeted towards young people whose access to higher education is impeded by economic and social barriers.

The Program places a particular emphasis on reaching young women, forcibly displaced youth, and young people living with disabilities.

More scholarship opportunities are ongoing in countries across Europe, the United States and Canada. Check out some selected opportunities below:

Scholarship Summary

Scholarship Details:

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UWC.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UWC will support academically talented youth from South Africa and other parts of the African continent. For the 2023 Academic Year, the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UWC will provide fully-funded opportunities for young scholars from the African continent to study for a master’s degree.

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Scholarship Requirements:

At the time of application, an applicant must satisfy the following three criteria:

  1. Be no older than 30 years for the postgraduate master’s degree;
  2. Meet the University’s minimum admissions requirements (for program-/discipline-specific information, visit www.uwc.ac.za);
  3. Be prepared to begin their first year of registration for full-time master’s study in 2023.

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Scholarship Duration and Reward

The Scholarship includes;

  • Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation and monthly stipend).
  • Regular group meetings with other scholars that focus on personal and professional development opportunities and activities tailored to build societal relationships and scholars’ capacity.
  • Continued academic support through academic mentoring, virtual learning, life and career coaching, and tutoring.
  • Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community services and mentoring (Go-back Give- Back), and uniquely sourced internships.
  • An academic environment where faculty and students engage with global issues.
  • The prestige of becoming part of the growing family of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Alumni and the Global Scholars Community.

Available Courses

Postgraduate Qualification: Master’s Degree – Disciplines/fields of study:

  • Humanities & Arts (Applied Linguistics, History, Gender Justice, Migration Studies, Sociology for Development);
  • Community & Health Sciences (Public Health);
  • Economic & Management Sciences (Development Studies, Information Sciences and Migration Studies);
  • Law (Governance and Human Rights);
  • Natural Sciences (Biological, Computational, Mathematical and Physical Sciences).

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Method of Application

Download an application form (click here) and email the completed form and supporting documentation to mcfsp-applications@uwc.ac.zaThe closing date for all applications is Monday, 24 July, 2023. Due to the large volumes of applications received, we are unable to give personalised feedback to applicants.

If you do not hear from the university by Thursday, 3 August 2023, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Deadline: July 24, 2023

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