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University of Edinburgh Mastercard Foundation Scholarship 2021/2022

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The Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh will provide postgraduate scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities.

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Scholars will participate in activities as part of the wider Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh including work-based placements, mentorship, and other activities during the academic year.

Available Postgraduate Program for Scholarship

Scholarships are available for the following postgraduate programs:

  • MSc Africa and International Development
  • MSc Environment and Development
  • MSc Global Health Policy
  • MA Design for Change
  • MSc Sustainable Energy Systems
  • MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • MSc Finance, Technology and Policy
  • MSc Food Security
  • MSc Design Informatics

Qualification and Requirement

  • Applicants must have graduated no later than September 2020
  • Applicants must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country. Applicants currently residing outside of this region for education reasons only can still apply
  • Applicants must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within their community
  • Applicants are able to present economic circumstances which show they lack financial means to pursue higher education in their home country or elsewhere
  • Applicants must want to study one of the eligible degree programmes at the University of Edinburgh
  • Applicants must qualify academically for admission to the degree programme of their choice
  • Applicants should not have completed a postgraduate degree previously and should not be enrolled at a separate university while on scholarship

How to Apply for University of Edinburgh Mastercard Foundation Scholarship

If you wish to apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, please apply for the scholarship first. If you are successful in the scholarship process, the team will support you to apply for admission to your chosen degree programme.

All interested and qualified candidates should Click here for more information about University of Edinburgh Mastercard Foundation Scholarship and link to Apply

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