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MasterCard Foundation Masters Scholarship Program at University of Pretoria for African Students 2019

The University of Pretoria (UP) is in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) to provide scholarships is inviting application from eligible African Students who can not fund themselves in furthering their education. The MasterCard Foundation scholar is for high accomplishing African Students interested in examining at postgraduate levels. Students must be ready to start in January 2020.

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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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Aim and Benefits of Mastercard Foundation Masters Scholarship

A Postgraduate applicant who meets the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program at the University of Pretoria will benefit from:

  1. A fully paid tuition fees at the duration of the study.
  2. A paid residence which you will occupy for your study period.
  3. A meal at the institution cafeteria or other accredited hostels.
  4. Monthly fixed regularly paid money as salary.
  5. Textbooks.
  6. A paid fee to cover all your printing and research project.
  7. Health Insurance.
  8. Your VISA cost from your home country to the UP.
  9. Traveling cost which includes your flight ticket, bus, and other logistic fees.
  10. Transportation cost around college.
  11. Leadership development opportunities.
  12. Academic advising and counseling support.

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Requirements for Mastercard Foundation Masters Scholarship Qualification

  1. Be African Students with any African country citizenship.
  2. Must be the first-time applicant to the university.
  3. Have Already applied for a full-time postgraduate admission into any of the eligible programs.
  4. You have completed your Bachelor degree in your home country.
  5. The applicant has to be a citizen outside of the SADC Region.
  6. You must be willing certain to contribute to the change of the continent through your knowledge, abilities, perspectives, and also values shown by your management.

Accepted Faculty Programs:

  1. Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  2. Economic and Management Sciences
  3. Humanities for entry into the Honours or Masters (Political Studies or International Studies only)
  4. Engineering – continuing students are eligible to apply

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Documents Required for Application

  1. Your admission letter from the College of Pretoria.
  2. Bachelor degree and your Official Transcript.
  3. Your family payslip, economic statements, or pension bill of at least 3 months old.
  4. Provide your Guardian, spouse or applicant’s source of income.
  5. If no evidence of income or if jobless. An affidavit by law must be submitted.
  6. Certificate of Marriage for a married couple.
  7. Other required documents can be found on the scholarship application form.

NOTE: All supporting documents must be in English 



Application Deadline

September 17, 2019


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Mastercard Foundation on upnet.up.ac.za to apply

Follow these steps below :

Step 1

  1. Search for any of your preferred postgraduate courses in the above-listed faculty.
  2. Apply and submit your online application using this page
  3. After you have completed and submitted your online application, a student number (EMPLID) will be emailed to you.
  4. You will be required to provide this student number (EMPLID) during your scholarship application.
  5. You must submit your online application for admission on or before 31 August 2019.

Step 2. 

  1. Download the scholarship application form (PDF), Print it and fill it appropriately
  2. Scan it and send the filled form to [email protected]
  3. Submit all your documents and the scanned copy on or before the deadline.
  4. Support documents can also be sent to [email protected].

To submit scholarship application form via post; Send it to

University of Pretoria

Student Service Centre

Hatfield

Pretoria 0028

South Africa

For more details, please visit the scholarship website here


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