List of MasterCard Foundation Scholarships 2018/2019 for young Africans to study Abroad.

The mission of The MasterCard Foundation is to advance education and financial inclusion to catalyze prosperity in developing countries. The Scholars Program is a 10-year, US $500 million initiative that will enable 15,000 academically talented students from economically disadvantaged communities (mostly in sub-Saharan Africa) to attend secondary school and/or university.

What does the scholarship cover?

The Scholars Program provides financial, social and academic support to Scholars. Financial support includes, but is not limited to, tuition fees, accommodation, books and other scholastic materials, and a return air ticket if studies are pursued at a university outside of a Scholar’s country of citizenship.

Here are the List of MasterCard Foundation Scholarships

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate education, research and outreach in mathematical sciences.

African Leadership Academy

African Leadership Academy is a pan-African institution that seeks to identify, develop, and connect promising young leaders who will shape Africa’s future.

American University of Beirut – Faculty of Health Sciences

The vision of the Faculty of Health Sciences is to promote the health and well-being of populations through quality higher education.

Arizona State University

Arizona State University is an institution committed to excellence, access, and impact, which pursues research that contributes to the public good.

Ashesi University

Ashesi University College is a private, non-profit institution with a mission to educate a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa.

BRAC Uganda is the largest NGO in Uganda, creating opportunity for the poor with poverty solutions such as microfinance, youth education and adolescent empowerment.


Camfed works to break the cycle of poverty in Africa by educating and empowering girls and young women to become leaders of change.

Carnegie Mellon University – Rwanda

With a century-long history that has hosted 19 Nobel Laureates, Carnegie Mellon University is renowned as one of the worlds leading engineering institutions.

Duke University

Duke University is a top-tier research institution helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge in service to society in North Carolina and around the world.

EARTH University

EARTH University is an international, non-profit university in Costa Rica that emphasizes ethical entrepreneurship, and environmental and social commitment.

Equity Group Foundation

Equity Group Foundation (EGF) is a not-for-profit implementing foundation based in Nairobi, Kenya that champions the social and economic transformation of the people of Africa.


FAWE (Forum for African Women Educationalists) is a Pan-African NGO working to empower girls and women through education.

Visit the Official Webpage of the FAWE Mastercard Scholarship Program


KNUST (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) advances knowledge in science and technology for sustainable development in Africa.

Visit the Official Webpage of the KNUST Mastercard Scholarship Program

Makerere University

Makerere University is passionate about innovation. They view every community challenge as an opportunity to exercise their creativity. They build for the future.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Makerere University Mastercard Scholarship Program

McGill University

McGill is an internationally diverse, leading Canadian post-secondary institution with a mission to advance learning through teaching, scholarship and service to society.

Visit the Official Webpage of the McGill University Mastercard Scholarship Program

Michigan State University

Michigan State University is a hub for innovation and discovery where scholars create bold solutions to the world’s most challenging problems.

Sciences Po

Based in Paris, France, Sciences Po is an international research university ranking among the finest institutions in the fields of humanities and social sciences.

University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is a place that inspires bold new ways of thinking, making it a leader in community service learning, sustainability, and research commercialization.

University of California Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley is renowned for the distinction of its faculty and students, and the excellence of its research and public service.

University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town aspires to become a premier academic meeting point between South Africa, the rest of Africa and the world. Taking advantage of expanding global networks and our distinct vantage point in Africa, the University of Cape Town is committed, through innovative research and scholarship, to grapple with the key issues of our natural and social worlds.

University of Cape Town MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

University of Edinburgh

The mission of the University of Edinburgh is the creation, dissemination and curation of knowledge.

University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria vision is to be a leading research-intensive university in Africa, recognised internationally for its quality, relevance and impact, and for developing people, creating knowledge and making a difference locally and globally.

University of Toronto

The University of Toronto is one of the most respected and influential institutions of higher education and advanced research in the world.

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of Toronto Mastercard Scholarship Program

Wellesley College

Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an excellent liberal arts education to women who will make a difference in the world.

MasterCard Foundation/RUFORUM Scholarships 2018 for Ugandan & Kenyan Students (Fully Funded)
Under this partnership, 110 undergraduate and 110 masters scholarships will be provided over a period of eight years. The scholarships target academically deserving yet economically disadvantaged, marginalized communities and those coming from conflict and post conflict areas of Africa. The scholarships are tenable at Egerton University in Kenya and Gulu University in Uganda.


  1. […] The mission of The MasterCard Foundation is to advance education and financial inclusion to catalyze prosperity in developing countries. The Scholars Program is a 10-year, US $500 million initiative that will enable 15,000 academically talented students from economically disadvantaged communities (mostly in sub-Saharan Africa) to attend secondary school and/or university. What does the scholarship cover? […] SOURCE: read full post from the source […]

  2. Comment:Please I need a Sch0larship…I was admitted at Guyana Texila University 0f America,S0uth AmerIca…Im g0ing t0 pursue D0ct0r 0f Medicine..Please

  3. […] The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU and KNUST provides academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa with access to quality and relevant University education. The Scholars Program embodies an array of mentoring and cultural transition services to ensure the scholar’s academic success, community engagement and transition to employment opportunities which will further the goal of social and economic transformation of Africa. […]

  4. iam an ongoing student studying bachelors of medicine and surgery at kampala international university ( uganda) iam in year 1 , can i get any scholarship?

  5. Comment: please I’m in need of scholar to study abroad .l am good academic but lack of support . my parents had no money for me to purse my education

  6. I am in dire need of scholarship to fund my studies. I was admitted into MSc in Information systems management at Roehampton University.

  7. marvin onyema,
    I am interested in the scholarship fund to enable me study petroleum and gas Engineering at under graduate programe.
    My parents have tried their best as what they could afford was my secondary education.i a passion for this course and will appreciate if opportunity is given to me.
    I look forward to hearing from you

  8. Hello? am a ugandan aged 27 and in urgent need for a scholarship to finance my masters. in case of any opportunity, kindly consider my humble request. thank you and i look forward to hearing from you. God bless.

  9. Greetings, I hope you are well.

    I hold an Unconditional Offer from Swansea University in Wales, UK, to study Civil Engineering. My challenge is financial and I will be grateful if I can get help here to fund my studies which resume in September 2018. I am from Zimbabwe

    I look forward to a kind soul helping me out. Thank you.

    Yours sincerely


  10. Hi am a south Sudanese refugee base in Rhino refugees camp, Uganda I completed Advance level (senior six) last year, I am searching for scholarship in any university in the field of Agriculture Thanks in advance.

    I am interested in fully funded scholarship to study bachelor of science in agriculture at under graduate program abroad
    how can I get a scholarship ? could you help me please because I can get money to sponsor my self and I was
    beneficiary of MasterCard foundation at brac

  12. Glory be to The MasterCard Foundation and CEO Madam Rita Roy. For generosity of transforming Sub-Sahara Africa

  13. Je détiens une licence en Marketing et Communication de Commerce International et je souhaite continuer mes études à l’étranger aidez-moi s’il vous plaît

  14. I am Elton D. Lombel. Thanks the Master card foundation for their well important program that they offering to students of Africa to help us improve our lives and education status in our various countries.

  15. I am Meshack O. Eremutha, an undergraduate, a Nigerian; currently studying Environmental Science and Resource Management at National Open University of Nigeria.
    Am searching for scholarship to finance and further my education in environmental science.

  16. Please what are the qualifications for applying for the MasterCard scholarship abroad and how do you apply please ? Thank you.

  17. Comment:Am joining Advanced level but l have failed to raise school fees. can l get some assistance please thank you. Uganda

  18. […] The Forum for African Women Educationalists Regional Secretariat (FAWE RS) with support from the Mastercard Foundation, is implementing through FAWE Uganda Chapter an eight-year (2016—2024) Higher Education Access Program targeting 300 youth (70% female and 30% male) from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and regions of Eastern, Northern and Western Uganda. The overall goal of the program is to enable a total of 300 young women and men from the disadvantaged regions of Uganda to access, transition through higher education and secure employment in sectors that contribute to the development of their home communities. […]


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