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Mastercard Scholarship at Gondar University 2024 | Step-by-Step Process

The MasterCard Foundation is inviting applications for the Mastercard Scholarship at Gondar from interested and qualified African students.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholarship at Gondar University is one of the fully funded scholarship opportunities offered to African students by MasterCard. It covers tuition, accommodation, living stipends, a laptop, flight expenses, and meals at the university canteens.

In this post, the details of the scholarship will be provided in simple terms. We will discuss the eligibility criteria, benefits, duration, and the application procedure.

Mastercard Scholarship at Gondar Summary

Mastercard Scholarship at Gondar Details:

The Mastercard Foundation Scholarship at Gondar will award a total of 160 graduate scholarships for eight years, which started in the 2018/19 Academic year.

The Mastercard Scholarship will directly benefit academically talented but disadvantaged youth from five East African countries – Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and South Sudan.

The Graduate Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is designed to help Scholars acquire transformational and leadership skills and demonstrate high professional and scholarly competencies to effectively influence global, regional, national and local socioeconomic development trends.

The Program will avail excellent academic and nonacademic support to Mastercard Foundation Scholars during their stay at the University of Gondar.

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Eligibility Requirements for Mastercard Scholarship at Gondar 2024

To be considered for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship at Gondar 2024, you must:

  • Have earned a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to their proposed graduate program from a recognized University using English as a medium of instruction in the past 5 years
  • Have graduated with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) at graduation
  • Be a citizen and permanent resident of Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, or Djibouti (and residents of the respective countries for at least five years at the time of their application);
  • Youth applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Female applicants with financial difficulty to finance graduate university education are also strongly encouraged to apply

Benefits of Mastercard Scholarship at Gondar 2024

  • The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, accommodation/boarding, a stipend and additional expenses such as books.
  • The scholarship also includes academic, financial and social support to help awardees develop into capable leaders in their communities, and experiential activities such as summer camps.

Required Documents for Mastercard Foundation Scholarship at Gondar

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Application Form
  • A medical paper signed by the Health/Hospital Board attesting to your disability type and degree, if you have been assessed by a health professional
  • Completed and signed Scholarship Application Form;
  • Detailed resume of academic, non‐academic and volunteer work;
  • All elementary, high school and university transcripts/student copy;
  • Two letters of recommendations from previous universities;
  • National and/or resident identification card, or passport;
  • Testimonials regarding their economic disadvantage (for Kebele/Woreda Administrator);
  • Letter from District Police Office regarding their criminal record; and,
  • Testimonial about voluntary community giveback and leadership.

Eligible Courses for Mastercard Scholarship at Gondar

  • Accounting
  • Development and Environmental Management Studies
  • Economics
  • Gender and Development Studies
  • Law
  • Logistics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Nursing
  • Optometry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Public health
  • Sociology
  • Special Needs and Inclusive Education
  • Tourism

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How to Apply for Mastercard Scholarship at Gondar 2024 (Step by Step)

To apply for the Mastercard Scholarship at Gondar University, interested and qualified applicants should follow the steps below;

  • Click on the button below to visit the scholarship application webpage
  •  Download a Paper Application (English) form
  • Complete the application form and provide information about their academic ability, financial need and disability status, as well as community giveback and leadership potential.
  • Attach scanned or PDF copies of the required documents
  • Send by email (uogmcfsp@gmail.com) or mail (Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program; P.O. Box 1082; Gondar, Ethiopia) after filling the required information along with scanned copies of relevant testimonials and credentials.

Deadline: April 30, 2024

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