MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

The University of Pretoria (UP), in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program aims to support economically disadvantaged yet academically gifted youth in Africa who are committed to effecting positive change on the continent. The Program's objective is to provide assistance to African youth who are faced with substantial socio-economic barriers, including refugees or internally displaced persons (IDPs) and persons with disabilities.

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How To Apply

Learn how to apply for The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.



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UP Application Process

Learn more about the University of Pretoria's Application process before you apply.


The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UP

Learn more about The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program's Application Process at UP.


Eligibility Criteria

Find out if you are eligible for the Program before applying.


Duration of the Program

Scholars are expected to fulfill the requirements of their specific degree within the allocated minimum period.

The Program is now accepting applications from Undergraduate, Honours and Masters students that have applied and have been accepted to the University of Pretoria.

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About the Program

MCFSPWe target academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent.

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Our People

MCFSPView the staff profiles to learn more about the amazing team behind The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program University of Pretoria.

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