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APPLY: 2024 United States International University-Africa/Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program For Young Africans

The United States International University-Africa/Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program provide full-cost scholarships to young Africans who are first-time undergraduate degree-seeking applicants.

United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) has partnered with the Mastercard Foundation in its global Scholars Program. This initiative will offer academically talented youth from Africa facing financial, gender, displacement, or disability constraints an opportunity to access world class university education.

Scholarship Summary

  • Host: USIU-Africa/Mastercard Foundation
  • Study Abroad: Study in Africa 
  • Category: Undergraduate Scholarships 
  • Eligible Countries: African Countries
  • Reward: Full Scholarship | Accommodation | Stipend
  • No IELTS Required
  • Deadline: November 24, 2023
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Scholarship Details:

The scholarship targets African youth who are either, Young Women, Refugees/ displaced Youth, Persons with Disability and Young Men with the following qualities;

  • Academic talent

  • Commitment to giving back to their communities

  • Leadership potential

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Scholarship Requirements:

To be considered for the United States International University-Africa/Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, you must:

  • Be 29 years and below at the time of application.

  • Meet the minimum university entry grade of a C+ and above or its equivalent as set by the Kenya Commission for University Education. Applicants interested in courses in the school of Pharmacy and Health Sciences must have a mean grade of B- or its equivalent and at least a C+ or B- in the cluster subjects of English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry. International applicants must meet the equivalent.

  • Must be interested in any of the approved 13 undergraduate degree programs for the Scholars Program at USIU-Africa as follows:

  • School of Science and Technology (SST) – Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology, Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics

  • School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) – Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics;

  • School of Communication, Cinematic and Creative Arts (SCCCA) – Bachelor of Arts in Animation, Bachelor of Arts in Film Production and Directing;

  • Chandaria School of Business (CSB) – Bachelor of Science in Finance, Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Accounting;

  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) – Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

  • Have proven record of leadership involvement and community give back engagement.

  • Demonstrate socio-economic disadvantage.

     

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Scholarship Duration and Reward

  • The Mastercard Foundation Scholars at USIU-Africa will receive holistic support which includes:

    • Tuition and functional fees;

    • Laptops, books, and other learning materials;

    • Reasonable accommodation and meals;

    • Medical insurance;

    • Stipend;

    • Transport to and from home;

    • Access to leadership training;

    • Access to entrepreneurial training;

    • Psycho-social support, career counseling, and mentorship;

    • Disability needs will be reasonably catered for.

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Method of Application

Submit complete application together with other supporting documents required by email ensuring that the scanned copy of the scholarship application form and all the required documents are scanned in PDF format. Clearly name while sending with your name and nationality as the email subject to: mcfsp-applications@usiu.ac.ke or drop your application at the Scholars Program Office, located in the School of Graduate Studies, Research and Extension building at USIU-Africa, or post your application to:

Program Director,
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program,
United States International University – Africa,
P. O. Box 14634 – 00800, Nairobi – Kenya

APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO SEND ONLY ONE COMPLETE APPLICATION. DUPLICATE AND INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE REJECTED. PLEASE NOTE THAT CANVASING WILL LEAD TO AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.

Deadline: November 24, 2023.

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