November 29, 2019


United Kingdom

(Fully Funded)


Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at The University of Edinburgh provides full scholarships and transformative leadership training to educate and support bright, young African students with a deep, personal commitment to changing the world around them.

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In partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, the University of Edinburgh will provide 200 full postgraduate scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities. On top of the scholarship, the Scholars Program facilitates transformative leadership programming to inspire and support Scholars in making change change in their communities and countries on their return home.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • MSc Africa and International Development
  • MSc Environment and Development
  • MSc Global Health Policy
  • LLM Human Rights
  • MA Design for Change
  • MSc Sustainable Energy Systems
  • MSc Carbon Finance
  • MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Required Languages


Eligible Countries

SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA,COMOROS, SUDAN, And other Sub-Saharan African countries

Program Period

1 to 2 years

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applicants must want to apply for one of the eligible courses listed above
  • Applicants must qualify academically for admission to the degree of their choice
  • Applicants must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • Applicants should not have completed a postgraduate degree previously
  • Applicants must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within their community, and;
  • Applicants are able to present economic circumstances which show they lack financial means to pursue higher education in their home country or elsewhere

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • The Scholarship will cover the full tuition fees and expenses for accommodation and maintenance.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an account on the universities home page HERE

Second Step: You need to submit all the required documents, Your university degree certificate and final official transcript. If you do not yet have these documents, you will have the chance to continue with the scholarship application and state why you do not yet have these, when you expect them to be available and what your predicted final grades will be.

Third Step: All applicants who receive an offer will be tested by the University’s English Language Education (ELE) centre unless they already have a valid English language test.

Fourth Step: From February, applicants who have been shortlisted will be invited to interview via Skype or in person. There will also be a request to submit a reference for all short-listed applicants at this stage.

Fifth step: The university will notify all short-listed applicants of the outcome of their interview by 15 April 2020. If you are successful, the outcome will be both an offer of scholarship as well as for admission to the University.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Yara Mansour / Egypt

Reviewed by” Mohamed Magdi Eweda / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team