STUDY IN UGANDA: Makerere University MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (Scholarships for Ugandans)

Application Deadline:  14th June 2024 at 5.00 pm.  | STUDY IN UGANDA: Makerere University MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (Scholarships for Ugandans)

Mastercard Foundation renewed its partnership with Makerere University for the second phase of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program spanning from 2023 to 2034. The second phase of the Program will offer 1000 Scholarships for 10 years, for both Undergraduate and Master’s Academic Programmes at the Makerere University Main Campus.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a 10-year global initiative to educate and develop the next generation leaders, who will contribute to social and economic progress, particularly in Africa. The Scholars Program enables young people from economically disadvantaged communities to complete quality secondary and tertiary education, and make successful transitions to further education or to the workforce in their home countries.

Undergraduate

The second phase of the Program will offer 1000 Scholarships for 10 years, for selected Undergraduate and Master’s Academic Programmes at the Makerere University Main Campus.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University, the following conditions must be met:

  1. The applicant must be qualifying for admission at Makerere University’s main campus, for the Undergraduate Degree Programmes under the Private Sponsorship Scheme. Therefore, all applicants should apply for admission at Makerere University’s main campus under the Private Sponsorship Scheme (when advertised). Once admitted to Makerere University’s main campus, then your application for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship at Makerere University shall be considered for the due selection processes. 
  2. The Applicant must have completed the Advanced level education (or its equivalent) in an African Country
  3. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars are restricted to individuals facing significant financial hardship.
  4. Applicants must demonstrate leadership potential and a record of community service
  5. Applicants should not be holders of any other Scholarship.
  6. Applicants should not have registered for or completed any other undergraduate degree programme.
  7. The Applicant should not exceed 28 years of age at the time of applying for the Scholarship. 
  8. Applicants under the categories of refugees and students with disabilities should not exceed 32 years of age at the time of applying for the Scholarship.
  9. A refugee applicant must be a recognized and registered refugee with proof (refugee attestation) attached to the application form.

MASTERS

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship at Makerere University, the following conditions must be met:

  1. The applicant must be qualifying for admission at Makerere University-Main Campus, for the Master’s Degree Programme. Therefore, all applicants should apply for admission at Makerere University and, only those Applicants that shall be admitted at Makerere University shall be considered eligible for the Scholarship Selection process. 
  2. The Applicant must have completed the Bachelor’s Degree Studies in an African Country
  3. Applications are restricted to individuals facing significant financial hardships.
  4. Applicants must demonstrate leadership potential and a record of community service
  5.  Applicants should not be holders of any other Scholarship.
  6.  Applicants should not have registered for/completed any other master’s studies.
  7. The Applicant should not exceed 35 years of age at the time of the deadline of the Application. 
  8. Applicants under the category of Refugees and Students with Disabilities should not exceed 40 years of age at the time of the deadline of the Application.
  9. A refugee applicant must be a recognized and registered refugee with proof (refugee attestation) attached to the application form.

Note

  1. At most 70% of the scholarship opportunities will be awarded to female applicants while 30% will go to Male applicants with further categorization. Females are therefore encouraged to apply
  2. At most 25% of the Scholarships shall be awarded to Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP)s. young people in this Category are therefore encouraged to apply
  3. The utmost 10% of the Scholarships shall be awarded to Youth with Disabilities. Young people in this category are therefore encouraged to apply
  4. Incomplete application forms will be automatically disqualified.
  5. This program exercises merit principles and zero tolerance for dishonesty. Any form of influence peddling by anybody will lead to automatic disqualification of the applican

Application Procedure

The Program aims to deepen inclusive University education and empower the youth to transform into leaders who will make meaningful contributions to national and regional development.

  1. Only students with the minimum requirements to be admitted to Makerere University – Main Campus from the categories specified in the advertisement are eligible to apply. A Completed form should be submitted to One of the Following Options;
    1. Hand deliver the hard copy form to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University Offices located at Plot 144, Pool Road, Makerere University.
    2. or send it as an attachment through the following email address:  makscholarsapplications@gmail.com 
    3. Apply directly online (Link at the bottom)
  2. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further selection engagements. 
  3. Note that the application form is NOT FOR SALE and NO PAYMENTS should be made by the applicantat any stage of the selection process
  4. The deadline for submission is Friday 14th June 2024 at 5.00 pm. 

Applicants are advised to carefully read the application guidelines below before filling in the form.


Apply for Graduate Scholarships directly online via 
https://apply.mcfsp.mak.ac.ug/forms/graduate-scholarship-application-formOR –  Download the PDF Version of the Application form : Print, fill in and hand deliver the hard copy form to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University Offices located at Plot 144, Pool Road, Makerere University.OR – send it as an attachment through the following email address:  makscholarsapplications@gmail.com

For More Information:

To apply and for more Information Visit the Official Website of the Makerere University MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.

STUDY IN UGANDA: Makerere University MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (Scholarships for Ugandans)

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