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University of Edinburgh Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2023/2024: Digitally Fully Funded for African Students

We are pleased to inform all interested graduates to start applying for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh.

This program provides distinguished African-performing graduates with;

  • A 3-year part-time online Master’s scholarship &
  • 2-year part-time postgraduate Diploma scholarships.

Note, the University of Edinburgh scholarship program is an online program, and students who are interested in pursuing their career digitally are invited.

Digital learning has proven to be an effective learning approach, especially in this digital era.

Students can take online courses while working and doing other activities.

Thus, interested ones can apply for either of the two opportunities;

  • Online Masters (part-time over 3 years).
  • Online Post-graduate Diploma (part-time over 2 years).

Requirements for the University of Edinburgh Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2023/2024

To qualify for this scholarship you must pass the following criteria;

  • You need to have the equivalent of a UK Second Class (Upper) Bachelor’s (Hons) degree or higher; Each university has a requirement for gaining admission for any Masters’s program; 2’1 or above.
  • Must be a graduate before December 2022 and must have achieved any degree certificate while having your final transcript at hand.
  • Must be a resident of any Sub-Saharan African country.
  • Must not have the financial capability of studying internationally; Scholarships are meant for people who aren’t capable of funding their studies themselves.
  • Special consideration is given to female scholars, scholars from refugee and displaced backgrounds, and scholars with disabilities.
  • Must possess good leadership traits which might need to be verifiable.
  • Must not have any existing postgraduate degree or admission; for masters students.
  • For PG diploma applicants: You may have an undergraduate or Master’s degree from a Sub-Saharan African university (provided they will graduate from either degree before December 2022). See info for more inquiries.
  • Applicants must be 35 or under on 1st September 2023.

What courses can you study?

The following programs can be studied in this scholarship opportunity;

Benefits of the Online Master Program

  • Fully funded and covering full tuition fees.
  • A small study stipend to allow for access to high-quality internet, and a laptop.
  • Full opportunity to attend an in-person summer school in Africa.
  • A covered three years of part-time online study, fully funded.
  • Training, mentorships, and workshop programs.

Benefits of the Online Postgraduate Diploma

  • Fully funded and covering full tuition fees.
  • A small study stipend to allow for access to high-quality internet, and a laptop.
  • Full opportunity to attend an in-person summer school in Africa.
  • Training, mentorships, and workshop programs.

How to Apply for University of Edinburgh Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2023/2024

Before rushing to apply, first check if you are qualified by reading the above information carefully.

Now, if you are qualified to apply follow the instructions below;

  • Applicants are advised to apply for the scholarship before applying directly to the University.

PLEASE NOTE: POST GRADUATE STUDENTS PORTAL WILL BE OPEN BY THURSDAY 15 DECEMBER AT 10AM AND CLOSE BY FRIDAY 27 JANUARY, AT 5PM UK TIME.

Schedule for program

From the official website, the timeline is shown below.

15 December 2022 (10am UK time) Applications open
13 and 20 January 2023 (4 – 5pm UK time) Application Information Sessions – Register for the session
27 January 2023 (5pm UK time) Applications close
10 – 13 April 2023 Online Distance Learners (ODL) Interview shortlisting begins; both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified (Please note references will be requested for applicants invited for an interview)
18 April – 12 May 2023 ODL interviews take place
Mid-end of May 2023 ODL Interview outcomes will be announced
June – July 2023 Support provided through admissions processes
September 2023 Academic program starts

For more inquiries, please contact the official website of University of Edinburgh Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2023/2024.

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