Applications are now being accepted for the University of Edinburgh’s Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme for 2023–2024. Students living or working in Africa who have exceptional academic and leadership potential but few educational options will be eligible for 2-year part-time postgraduate diploma scholarships. And 3-year part-time online Master’s scholarships through the University of Edinburgh’s Scholars Programme. (University of Edinburgh’s Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2023–2024)
Deadline: 27th day of January 2023
The University of Edinburgh is looking for exceptional young people who are committed to pursuing their education online to apply for an online scholarship. Online learning is a great way to get a degree while maintaining a flexible schedule and a home-based lifestyle. The University of Edinburgh’s online degrees are completely comparable to degrees earned on campus.
Candidates may do one of the following:
Internet Masters (part-time over 3 years) OR an online graduate degree (part-time over 2 years)
Those who have earned an undergraduate degree and want to gain more specialized knowledge in the same field of study or a related career field are typically the target audience for masters programs. The MCF scholarship will pay for the full cost of tuition, a laptop, high-speed internet access, a small study stipend, and the opportunity to attend a summer school in person in Africa. Three years of part-time online study are intended to be covered by the scholarship. Along with receiving financial aid, Scholars will take part in other University of Edinburgh Scholars Programme activities, such as ongoing online workshops, online coaching, and online support. Those who have already earned a postgraduate degree are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Postgraduate Diploma online
Postgraduate degrees are more vocational in nature and are intended for people who are thinking about changing their careers. Candidates from Sub-Saharan African universities may apply with either an undergraduate or graduate degree (provided they will graduate from either degree before December 2022). The scholarship will pay for the full cost of tuition, a laptop, high-speed internet access, a small study stipend, and the opportunity to attend a summer school in person in Africa. Two years of part-time online study are intended to be covered by the scholarship. Along with receiving financial aid, Scholars will take part in other University of Edinburgh Scholars Programme activities, such as ongoing online workshops, online coaching, and online support.
- For admission to the University of Edinburgh for one of the listed relevant degree programs, candidates must meet academic requirements. Generally speaking, you must have earned a degree that is at least the equivalent of a UK Second Class (Upper) Bachelor’s (Hons) degree.
- Candidates must have completed their undergraduate degree before December 2022 and must have an official, final transcript and degree certificate on hand to upload with their application.
- Candidates must be citizens or residents of a Sub-Saharan African nation.
- Candidates must not have the financial means to pursue independent study abroad.
- Applications from female scholars, scholars with disabilities, and scholars with refugee or displaced backgrounds are especially welcome.
- Candidates must present evidence of their previous community leadership and service.
- If applying for the Masters program, applicants must not already hold a postgraduate degree and must not be enrolled at another university while receiving a Mastercard Foundation Scholarship or have applied to do so.
- If applying for the postgraduate diploma, candidates must hold either an undergraduate or master’s degree from a university in Sub-Saharan Africa (provided they will graduate from either degree before December 2022). The admissions team will assess your undergraduate degree to determine whether it satisfies the postgraduate diploma entry criteria if you already hold a Master’s degree. Your Master’s degree transcripts will be examined by the MCF team to verify your graduation date and university location.
- To qualify, candidates must be under 35 on September 1, 2023.
Only the following online postgraduate programs are eligible for scholarships:
- Worldwide Development (Masters route only)
- Nutrition and Food Security Worldwide (Masters or Diploma)
- Worldwide Challenges (Masters or Diploma)
- Carbon Control (Masters route only)
- Single Health (Masters or Diploma)
Only postgraduate degree candidates may apply for the 2023 Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, which will close on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 5 p.m. UK time.