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2024 Mastercard Scholarship at UP (University of Pretoria) | Fully Funded

The University of Pretoria has announced the opening of the application period for the 2024 Mastercard Scholarship at UP for qualified and interested African students who willing to study in South Africa.

The Mastercard Foundation offers a full scholarship to students who have applied for and have been admitted to one of the programmes at the University of Pretoria.

The Mastercard Scholarship at University of Pretoria will cover the full tuition fees, accommodation, meals, laptop, and living stipends of successful candidates for the duration of the Masters programme.

In this post, we will highlight in simple terms, the details, eligibility requirements, benefits, and the step-by-step application procedure for the MasterCard Scholarship.

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Mastercard Scholarship at UP Summary

Mastercard Scholarship at UP Details:

The University of Pretoria (UP) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) is currently offering scholarships for high achieving African students interested in studying at postgraduate levels, commencing in 2024.

The MCFSP offers a full scholarship to selected students who have been provisionally admitted to study towards a postgraduate degree at UP. Graduates must return to their home countries on completion of their studies and give back to their communities.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) targets academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent.

Mastercard Scholarship at University of Pretoria recipients are expected to use their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values evidenced by their leadership experience to make impact in their immediate community.

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Mastercard Scholarship at UP Requirements

To be considered for the Mastercard Scholarship at University of Pretoria, you must:

  • Be a citizen from Africa.
  • Come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate financial neediness.
  • Demonstrate leadership potential and ought to be involved in a giving back project eg. in a community, at school, church etc
  • Academic excellence is paramount and students have to maintain a high academic average at all times.


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Mastercard Scholarship at UP Benefits

The Mastercard Scholarship at University of Pretoria will commence in 2024 and will cover the following;

  • Full tuition fees
  • Accommodation in a UP residence
  • Meals
  • Books and printed material
  • A modest monthly stipend
  • Medical aid
  • Travel costs (one return trip for the duration of the study period)
  • Cost of one visa application for the duration of the study period.

Available Programmes for Mastercard Scholarship at UP

The available programmes are programmes offered by the following faculties;

Postgraduate Study Programmes

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

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

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How To Apply for Mastercard Scholarship at UP

To apply for the Mastercard Scholarship at University of Pretoria, interested and qualified candidates should follow the procedures below;

  • You will have to first apply to secure admission to a postgraduate degree at the University of Pretoria.
  • Submit your application electronically to mcfsp@up.ac.za or deliver a printed copy to the Department for Education Innovation’s reception office
  • Download and complete the hard copy of the postgraduate application form provided below: postgraduate-application-2024.pdf
  • Your application will undergo a review process. You will be notified of the outcome afterward.
  • Only successful applicants will be contacted for interview.

Deadline: April 30, 2024

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