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UP MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program 2020 : University of Pretoria

Organization : University of Pretoria & Mastercard Foundation (MCF)
Scholarship Name : MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program 2020
Applicable for : South African
Closing Date : 31 August 2020
Website : https://www.up.ac.za/mastercard-foundation-scholarship-program

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UP MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program

The University of Pretoria (UP) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) is currently offering scholarships for high achieving African students interested in studying at postgraduate levels, commencing in January 2020.

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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. Community service and internships are essential components of the Program.

Who Can Apply?

The MCFSP offers a full scholarship to selected students who have been provisionally admitted to study towards a postgraduate degree at UP. Graduates must return to their home countries on completion of their studies and give back to their communities.


** In order to apply for the scholarship, you MUST have been admitted into a degree at UP. You will need your student number to complete the MCFSP application, which must be accompanied by your academic records and other supporting documents as outlined in the application form.

** Be sure to include documents that support what your family, guardian or foster parents can afford to pay. Examples of such documentation include
bank statements, pay slips and loan documents.

** Only students admitted to full-time study at UP will be considered for the scholarship.

** Only prospective students who cannot afford to pay the full fees are eligible to apply. Do not apply for funding if you or your parents, guardian or foster parents can afford the full tuition fees.

** All the information provided must be accurate and true. Any falsification of information on the application form may result in disqualification from consideration for a scholarship.

How To Apply?

Step 1 :
** You may apply online at www.up.ac.za/apply.

** To use the online Application system, you will need Internet access and an email address that you can access regularly. As soon as you submit your online application, a student number (EMPLID) will be sent to this email address as confirmation of receipt.

** Alternatively, you can submit a hard copy of your application form to the following address
University of Pretoria
Student Service Centre
Pretoria 0028
South Africa

Step 2 :
** The application will be evaluated by members of the relevant faculty and you will be informed of the outcome.

** Postgraduate applicants are required to have their certificate verified by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Please visit www.saqa.org.za

Step 3 :
** Download application forms for the MCFSP from www.up.ac.za/mcfsp.
** Application enquiries can be directed to mcfsp [AT] up.ac.za

Selection Criteria

Selection will focus on prior academic achievement, but also on the fit of the applicant to the ethos of the Program, which is focused on leadership and community development for Africa in addition to academic success.

Successful applicants must be committed to completing their qualifications in minimum time, returning to their home countries and giving back to their communities.

Closing Date

Applications to study at the UP open on 1 March 2020 and close on 31 August 2020. Applications for the MCFSP open on 1 May 2020 and close on 31 October 2020.

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