100% MasterCard Foundation Scholarships At University Of Pretoria, South Africa

100% MasterCard Foundation Scholarships At University Of Pretoria, South Africa

Looking for a scholarship opportunity to study in South Africa? Here is one.

Master card Foundation is offering scholarship to students from Africa who would like to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies at University of Pretoria, South Africa.

The scholarship covers 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.

Application Deadline: September 15th, 2018

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan African countries

To be taken at (country): South Africa

Fields of Study: 

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)
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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.

About the Award: 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.

Type: Undergraduate and Masters (Taught)


  • 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

Selection Criteria:  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.

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Number of Awardees: Several

Value of Scholarship: Full Scholarship

Duration of Scholarship: Period of degree

How to Apply: 

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.

Step 2

Submit your MCFSP application from to [email protected] for undergraduates and [email protected] for postgraduates together with ALL supporting documents as stated on the first page of the application form.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Mastercard Foundation, University of Pretoria

Important Notes: 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.


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