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Mastercard Foundation 2022-2023 Scholars Program At Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology - Ghana

Applications are open for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2022/2023 at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. MCFSP at KNUST provides comprehensive scholarships for access to quality university education to qualified academically talented, yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa.

The goal is to raise the next generation of ethical and transformative leaders who would influence positive forward-looking changes in their respective home countries specifically and on the African Continent as a whole.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program offers an opportunity for her scholars to receive holistic training that empowers them to become effective change leaders. The Program provides an array of services including mentorship, ethical leadership seminars, skills training, etc. that will lead to the scholar’s academic success, community engagement and transition to employment opportunities which will equip the scholar to be a global citizen.

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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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MCF/KNUST Postgraduate Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of MCF/KNUST Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation allowance and a full-year monthly stipend).
  • Counselling Support Services.
  • Career Development Services (including Industrial Mentorship, Career Guidance, Professional Development, and Enterprise Development, amongst others).
  • 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, and tutoring.
  • Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community services and mentoring (Go-back Give- Back).
  • Uniquely sourced internships with industry for Professional development.
  • The prestige of becoming part of the growing family of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Alumni and networking with the Global Scholars Community.

Requirements for MCF/KNUST Postgraduate Scholarship Qualification

  • At the time of application, all prospective candidates must have in their possession, a genuine and valid WASSCE or GBCE or ABCE or GCE O ‘Level & A ‘Level or their equivalent results from an accredited/recognized institutions. Applicant’s results must not be more than five years old.
  • The candidates must further meet KNUST’s Admission Requirements. The scholarship is awarded contingent on the premise that the applicant is successfully admitted into a program at KNUST.
  • The Applicant must demonstrate that he/she has Critical Economic Needs.
  • The Applicant must have Proven Records of Leadership and Community Engagement(s).
  • Priority shall be given to:
    • Females
    • Displaced Persons (Certified Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, etc.)
    • Persons with Disability
  • The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community.
  • The Applicant must NOT be enrolled in any tertiary institution.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for MCF/KNUST Postgraduate Scholarship

  • The application for the scholarship is a staggered ongoing process, from mid-March to end of September, 2022.
  • There will be 3 interviews in sequence conducted by 3 independent panels and at each stage, unsuccessful candidates would be notified.
  • For Ghanaian applicants, there would be unannounced on-site visits.
  • Successful applicants would be written to only when their results have been verified, interviewed 3 times and for Ghanaian applicants visited.
  • There are absolutely No Charges/ Fees/ Facilitation/ Agents or Intermediaries Required at any stage of this process.
  • Inaccurate information or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of any applicant and any attempt to influence the process will lead to disqualification and a recommendation for dismissal.
  • The decisions of the Terminal Selection Committee are Final.
  • Telephone numbers, Skype IDs and email addresses provided by applicants should be Active at all times to receive critical information on their application.

Application Deadline

June 30, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Mastercard Foundation on mcf.knust.edu.gh to apply

Completed application forms must be sent via courier mail (Eg. EMS, DHL, Fedex, UPS) to the address:

The Program Manager
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST
Africa Hall Road, Impact Building
PMB KNUST,
Kumasi, Ghana.

  • For further enquiry and assistance on how to apply, please contact the Secretariat on +233-206-030-790 / +233-3220-62975 or email us at [email protected] or [email protected] 
  • Applicants shall not contact the Secretariat under any circumstances on the status of their application. The Secretariat would inform and contact applicants as when necessary.

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