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Apply for the MasterCard Scholarship at Makerere University

Deadline : June 14, 2024


Apply for the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship at Makerere University. The MasterCard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provides greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. The Scholars Program provides talented people, particularly from Africa, with access to quality and relevant secondary and university education.

The Scholars Program is a growing commitment and to date, the Program is committed over US$840 million to supporting the education and leadership development of over 35000 young people. Recently, Makerere University entered into partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to offer scholars to 1000 bright youth from Africa to study at Makerere University from 2023 to 2034.

This project worth US$21 million is being implemented at Makerere University with the aim of developing the next generation of African leaders and also to promote the strategic objectives of Makerere University and The MasterCard Foundation in contributing to Africa’s higher education sector and development.

Scholarships are offered for both Undergraduate and Graduate (Masters) Studies at Makerere University

Benefits


Successful candidates will receive the following benefits under The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University

  • Tuition and functional fees
  • Medical insurance
  • Stipend
  • Transport to and from home
  • Laptops, books and other learning materials
  • Accommodation, bedding’s and meals
  • Psycho-social and mentor-ship

Eligibility


To be eligible, you must fulfil the following criteria in order to be considered for the The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University

General requirements

  • Both males and females Citizens and residents of all African countries are eligible.
  • Applicants must be academically talented, must value learning and be driven to complete their education.
  • Economically disadvantaged and facing significant financial barriers to accessing education.
  • Committed to giving back to their own communities once studies are completed.
  • Return to their home areas and countries and take a leadership role in promoting social and economic improvement.
  • Future leaders committed to embracing ethical leadership to improve the lives of others.
  • Commitment to community service through previous and/or past engagements with community outreach activities

For Bachelor’s Applicants

  • Applicants must be 28 years old or younger at the time of application
  • Refugees and students with disabilities should be 35 year old or younger at the time of application
  • You must have completed Advanced level Education in an African Country

For Master’s Applicants

  • Applicants must be 35 years old or younger at the time of application
  • Refugees and students with disabilities should be 40 year old or younger at the time of application
  • You must have completed a Bachelors degree and a university in an African Country

Application


You will need create your application by following the following steps as described below :

  • Applicants must first apply for admission for any of the eligible courses, for full time undergraduate studies or Graduate Studies at Makerere university.
  • You should then Apply for the MasterCard scholarship for either undergraduate or Gradate studies by using one of the 3 available options.

Options for Applying

  • Option 1: Complete the scholarship application by completing the the online application form. Separate forms are available for both Undergraduate and Graduate applications and are accessible from the program website
  • Option 2: Download and complete the Application form and hand deliver hard copies to MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program offices at Plot 144, Pool Road, Makerere University
  • Option 3: Download and complete the Application form and submit scanned copies via email to: [email protected] 

To apply for Undergraduate scholarships, Click here

To apply for Graduate scholarships, Click here

For more information, visit MasterCard Scholarship Program

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