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MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at University of Pretoria 2018

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at University of Pretoria 2018

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Application are open for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at University of Pretoria 2018. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) targets academically qualified, yet economically disadvantaged young people in South Africa, SADC and the rest of Africa, who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. Community service is a necessary component of the Program with all students giving back to disadvantaged communities. The identified scholars need to demonstrate a commitment to making a difference in their communities, having faced significant barriers to accessing and completing quality tertiary education. The University of Pretoria-MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (UP-MCFSP) is uniquely designed to provide Scholars with holistic support, including:

  • Comprehensive scholarships (tuition fees, living expenses, books, stipends, transportation);
  • Academic support in the chosen programme;
  • Mentoring and counseling support;
  • Service and experiential learning (volunteerism, internships, social entrepreneurship); and
  • Advise on CV writing and interview skills to apply for jobs in the scholar’s countries.

Cost

If your MCFSP application is successful the Program will cover the following:

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

Eligibility

  • Candidates should be citizens from Sub-Saharan African country;
  • Applicants should come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate financial neediness;
  • Candidates should 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;
  • Candidates need to be first time applicants as first year students in the degree programme.

Application

Application for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program can only be submitted after a candidate has been provisionally admitted to study at the University of Pretoria. Provisionally an admission letter will be required.

  • Step 1: Download the hard copy of the undergraduate or postgraduate application form below.
  • Step 2: Submit your MCFSP application from to mcfsp@up.ac.za for undergraduates and asanda.vumazonke@up.ac.za for postgraduates together with ALL supporting documents as stated on the first page of the application form.

Note: All potential MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) applicants for academic year 2018 have to apply at the respective faculty FIRST before applying for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.  Once your application has been approved then you may apply for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program. No MCFSP applications will be considered if you have not applied at the faculty first.

For more information, visit MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.

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