University of Pretoria MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) 2018 for study in South Africa (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: August 30th 2017

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 Program provides a comprehensive scholarship, mentoring and counseling, academic support and access to work readiness skills.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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.

The MasterCard Foundation offers a full scholarship to students who have applied for and been admitted to one of the following undergraduate study programmes at the University
of Pretoria:


Faculty of Engineering

  • BEng (Industrial Engineering)
  • BEng (Chemical Engineering)
  • BEng (Civil Engineering)
  • BEng (Electrical Engineering)
  • BEng (Electronic Engineering)
  • BEng (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering)
  • BEng (Mining Engineering)
  • BEng (Computer Engineering)


Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

  • BCom (Accounting Science)
  • BCom (Financial Science)
  • BCom (Economics)
  • BCom (Informatics)
  • BCom (Agribusiness Management)


Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences 

  • BScAgric (Food Science and Technology)
  • BScAgric (Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness Management)
  • BScAgric (Animal Science)
  • BScAgric (Plant Pathology)
  • BScAgric (Applied Plant and Soil Sciences

Postgraduate Study Programmes

Master’s degree applicants in the above-mentioned fields may also apply.

Honour’s candidates will be considered if they are prepared to commit to continuing to a Master’s degree.



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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of Pretoria MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) 2018


  1. My name is Mohamed Tarawalie from sierra Leone west Africa highly interested towards this scholarship. I have already completed diploma in accounting and Finance at the institute of advance management and technology (IAMTECH) .

  2. thank you for your effort to help Africans.
    I am Abdirashid Hussein, Somali nationality, BBA holder.
    I am interesting to benefit this opportunity and I believe that I am eligible for this offer.
    I kindly request you to send me application procedure and guideline which enables us to win this golden opportunity.

    thank you

  3. I’m Mohammed Ibrahim from Sudan I’m interested towards this scholarship. I have already completed BSc in meteorology science

  4. i am Said Abdi Dahir from Mogadishu Somalia. I have a bachelor degree of Electrical Engineering, I am very Glad this opportunity.
    thank you.

  5. Thank you for giving Africans the opportunity to tap the potential I am Deborah Asimo with BENG(CIVIL AND BUILDING ENGINEERING) from uganda and am so much interested in the opportunity.i would like you to give me details on how to apply.
    Thank you


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