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Deadline Extended: KNUST/MasterCard Foundation Scholarship 2020-2021 for Ghanaian & African Students

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 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana is offering MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for Ghanaian and African students 2020-2021.

It embodies an array of mentoring and cultural transition services to ensure student academic success, community engagement and transition to employment opportunities which will further social and economic change for Africa.

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About Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. All people, no matter where their starting point in life, should have an equal chance to succeed. We believe that with access to education, financial services, and skills training, people can have that chance. Our focus is helping economically disadvantaged young people in Africa to find opportunities to move themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty to a better life.... read more


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Mastercard Foundation KNUST Undergraduate Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of Mastercard Foundation KNUST Undergraduate Scholarship

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

Requirements for Mastercard Foundation KNUST Undergraduate Scholarship Qualification

  1. 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 meets KNUST’s Admission Requirements. NO AWAITING RESULTS candidate will be accepted. Applicant’s result must be at least a year old.
  2. The Applicant must demonstrate that he/she has Critical Economic Needs.
  3. The Applicant must have Proven Records of Leadership and Community Engagement(s).
  4. Priority shall be given to;
    1. Females
    2. Displaced Persons (Certified Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, etc.)
    3. Persons with Disability
  5. The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Mastercard Foundation KNUST Undergraduate Scholarship

  1. 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.
  2. Interviews will be done by an independent panel constituted by the Vice Chancellor of KNUST.
  3. Verification of All examination results and information provided, as well as community visits of Successful applicants, will be conducted before admission is approved

Application Deadline

July 3, 2020


How to Apply

Download a copy of the 2020-2021 application form here

Submit the completed application form THROUGH EMS or 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, Ghana

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. Original Certificates for both O’Level and A’Level results or their equivalent.

For more details, visit KNUST website


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