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University of Rwanda Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2022/2023:Rwandans Only

The Mastercard Foundation in conjunction with the University of Rwanda (UR) has launched the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Rwanda (MCF-SP@UR) and humbly wishes to invite the application of all qualified academically talented, yet economically disadvantaged young Rwandan people with leadership potential and other African coming from conflict and post-conflict areas of Africa currently living in Rwanda as Certified Refugees.

Requirements for the University of Rwanda Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2022/2023

Interested applicants should understand that;

  • As for the Academic section 2022 – 2023, 30 scholarships are available to students Admitted at UR in selected undergraduate programs (19 Scholarships are specifically reserved for refugees & 7 specifically reserved for Youth with disability).
  • Special consideration would be given to female students and students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs.

After understanding the above, let’s move to the eligibility and requirements;

  1. You must be a Rwandan or a refugee/displaced youth currently living in Rwanda.
  2. You must be below 28 years of age as of the application time.
  3. you must be admitted into the selected programs at the University of Rwanda for the 1st year of the academic year 2021-2022(see more application call details here)
  4. Have the right secondary schools’ aggregate marks :
  • At least a minimum of 70 as an aggregate mark for programs in Medicine and Pharmacy, and 67 as an aggregate mark for other programs or equivalent, or
  • At least 80% aggregate mark or equivalent for applicants from Teacher Training Centres (TTC), or
  • At least 55% aggregate mark or equivalent for applicants from TVET schools.
  1. Must not be on an existing scholarship or be ready to forfeit it to benefit from the MCF-SP @UR scholarship opportunity.
  2. Must be able to verify and confirm that you have Critical Economic Needs or you are living with a disability.
  3. Must have verifiable records of leadership and community engagement(s).

How to apply for the University of Rwanda Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2022/2023

  1. Before doing anything, just download an empty form HERE and read through it to know the requirements of each registration section.
  2. Also, only students admitted to UR in eligible postgraduate programs that are supported by the MCF-SP@UR for the academic year 2022-2023 (see here) are eligible to apply.
  3.  You are to submit a duly signed and sealed proof/recommendation letter from a competent authority clarifying;
    1. Family status (partial or total orphanhood) and critical economic needs.
    2. Leadership records in any one important organ (school, business, community, association, or any other engagement).
  4. For refugees, apart from the general registrations, you are to complete the refugee declaration form (available on the application portal) and attach a refugee status certification.
  5. For disabled applicants, apart from the general applications, you are to complete the disability declaration form (available on the application portal) and attach a disability certificate from a recognized association of people with disabilities (e.g: NCPD, NUDOR, MINEMA, RUB, RNUD, etc).
  6. You are free to attach whatever document you feel might support or authenticate your application.
  7. Don’t be in a haste, verify that you have completed and successfully uploaded the required documents before clicking on SUBMIT.


If you have more inquiries, contact the sponsors by visiting the official site of the University of Rwanda Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2022/2023.


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