The University of Pretoria (UP) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) is currently offering scholarships for high achieving African students. Who are interested in studying at postgraduate levels, commencing in January 2020. Additionally, The vision of UP is to be a leading research‐intensive university in Africa. Further, recognized internationally for its quality, relevance, and impact. Also, for developing people, creating knowledge and making a difference locally and globally. UP is one of the largest and most diverse universities in Southern Africa. Currently, UP has more than 50 000 students and has become one of the leading higher education institutions on the continent and indeed, in the world. Further, The University has nine faculties, including the Faculty of Veterinary Science on the Onderstepoort Campus, which is the only one of its kind in South Africa.
Moreover, The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) targets academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent through their knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values evidenced by their leadership. Additionally, Community service and internships are essential components of the Program. The MCFSP offers a full scholarship to selected students who have been provisionally admitted to study towards a postgraduate degree at UP. Further, Graduates must return to their home countries on completion of their studies and give back to their communities. Additionally, other universities have also partnered with the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship 2019.