MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2018/2019 at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Fully Funded)


Application Deadline: 17:00GMT, 11th May, 2018

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at 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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All Applicants with WASSCE or GBCE or ABCE or GCE O’Level and A’Level or their equivalent Results from an accredited/recognised institution and Certificate Ready and Satisfies KNUST’s Admission Requirements. NO AWAITING RESULTS candidate will be accepted.
  • The Applicant must have Critical Economic Needs.
  • The Applicant must have Proven Records of Leadership and Community Engagement (s).
  • Females and Physically Challenged Applicants shall be given top priority.
  • All Subjects are considered; however, there is Preference for Science Students.
  • The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community.


The Scholarship includes:

  • Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation and monthly stipend).
  • Regular group meetings with other scholars that focus on personal and professional development opportunities and activities tailored to build societal relationships and scholars’ capacity.
  • Continued academic support through academic mentoring, virtual learning, life and career coaching, and tutoring.
  • Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community services and mentoring (Go-back Give- Back), and uniquely sourced internships.
  • An academic environment where faculty and students engage with global issues.
  • The prestige of becoming part of the growing family of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Alumni and the Global Scholars Community.
  • The opportunity to be enrolled on an accelerated Master’s Degree after undergraduate studies with an MCF Partner institution in the USA.

How to Apply:

Download a copy of the 2018/2019 application form

  • Submit the completed application form THROUGH EMS/ any other courier mail to:

The Program Manager,
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST Secretariat,
℅ Office of the Dean of Students
Private Mail Bag
KNUST, Kumasi


  • Applications close at 17:00GMT, 11th May, 2018

International Applicants

When submitting your scholarship application form to the Secretariat, submit these additional documents

  1. The print out of KNUST’s online admission
  2. Both O’Level and A’Level results or their equivalent

What Next?

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be called for interviews which would be held at the KNUST Secretariat of Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the Office of the Dean of Students.
  • Interviews will be done by an independent panel constituted by the Vice Chancellor of KNUST.
  • Verification of ALL examination results and information provided, as well as community visits of SUCCESSFUL applicants, will be conducted before admission is approved.

Award of the Scholarship will be published on the Program’s website

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2018/2019 at KNUST


  1. I wish the financial management success in their operations. But please has the
    application forms being made known to the various deprived schools.Thank you for your time.

  2. Please sir how can I get the MasterCard foundation scholarship form.iy seems that it’s not available on the website.

  3. Please I passed all my subject but I had E8 in English, will I get admission into KNUST distance learning?

  4. Please I passed all my subjects but I had E8 in English, will I get admission into KNUST distance learning?

  5. Thank you for your well laid procedure on how to apply. I am praying hard to be successful in this scholarship. God bless you in advance as you go on to the next step of shortlisting

  6. Comment:Please I want to know when the MasterCard scholarship will be out for 2019 .
    And also I did will in my exams but I had d7 in maths and e8 in economics but please I want to know if I could use it to study nursing at KNUST


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