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Mastercard Scholars Program at the University

Mastercard Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh

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The University of Edinburgh calls application for Mastercard Scholars Program to provide postgraduate scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities. This scholarship scheme generously supports students undertaking the following postgraduate (MSc) programs

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

Scholarships Funding

21 scholarships are available for the 2021/22 academic year, which will cover the full tuition fees and expenses for accommodation and maintenance. On top of financial support, 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.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for Mastercard Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh, applicants must

  • Have graduated no later than September 2020.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within their community.
  • Be able to present economic circumstances which show they lack financial means to pursue higher education in their home country or elsewhere.
  • Want to study one of the eligible degree programmes at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Qualify academically for admission to the degree programme of their choice.
  • Not have completed a postgraduate degree previously and should not be enrolled at a separate university while on scholarship.

The University of Edinburgh 

The University of Edinburgh is a public university in Edinburgh, Scotland. With its establishment in 1582, the university is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s ancient universities. Moreover, the university is the second most popular university in the UK by the volume of applications. Furthermore, it has affiliations with 23 Nobel Prize winners, 2 Turing Award winners, 1 Abel Prize winner, 1 Fields Medal winner, 2 Pulitzer Prize winners. Also, it has alumni including 3 signatories of the American declaration of independence, 9 heads of state, 2 currently-sitting UK Supreme Court Justices, and several Olympic gold medallists. Above all, the university is in 18th position in the QS World University Rankings.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline30 October,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerThe University of Edinburgh



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