2019 UP And MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program For Africans In South Africa

General

The University of Pretoria (UP) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) is delighted to receive applications for its MasterCard Foundation Scholarship commencing in January 2019. Hurry now and apply for the UP And MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program For Africans In South Africa. This scholarship is available for high achieving African students interested in studying at undergraduate or postgraduate levels. See details below for more information.

UP And MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program For Africans In South Africa

Scholarship Type:

Scholarships are available to pursue Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs commencing in January 2019.

Field Of study:

The scholarship is available in the following field:

Faculty of Engineering

  • BEng (Industrial Engineering)
  • BEng (Chemical Engineering)
  • BEng (Civil Engineering)
  • BEng (Electrical Engineering)
  • BEng (Electronic Engineering)
  • BEng (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering)
  • BEng (Mining Engineering)
  • BEng (Computer Engineering)

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

  • BCom (Accounting Science)
  • BCom (Financial Science)
  • BCom (Economics)
  • BCom (Informatics)
  • BCom (Agribusiness Management)

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences 

  • BScAgric (Food Science and Technology)
  • BScAgric (Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness Management)
  • BScAgric (Animal Science)
  • BScAgric (Plant Pathology)
  • BScAgric (Applied Plant and Soil Sciences)

Faculty of Humanities

  • BSW – Bachelor of Social Work
  • BPolSci –  Political Sciences

Faculty of Education

  • BEd (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching)

Postgraduate Study Programmes

Honours  and Masters degree applications will be accepted in the fields of Engineering, Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Economic and Management Sciences.

Scholarship Benefits:

The scholarship will cover the following;

  • Full tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals in a UP residence or UP-accredited accommodation
  • A modest monthly stipend
  • Textbooks and printed material
  • Medical aid cover for the duration of the study
  • VISA costs
  • Reasonable travel costs (including flight ticket) to and from your home
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Academic advising and counselling support

Host Country Of Scholarship:

South Africa

Country Eligible For The Scholarship:

It is open for African nationals

To be considered eligible, applicants must meet the following;

  • Applicants need to be first time applicants as first-year students in the degree programme.
  • Academic excellence is paramount and students have to maintain a high academic average at all times.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the Sub-Saharan African country.
  • Applicants should come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants should demonstrate leadership potential and ought to be involved in a giving back project e.g. in a community, at school, church etc
  • Must be proficient in English

It is pertinent to note that the scholarship is for first-time applicants, applying as first-year students to undergraduate programmes. The MCFSP currently offers scholarships to students who have applied for and have been admitted to one of the following faculties at UP:

  • Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities for entry into the BPolSci (Political Studies or International Studies only)

Postgraduate Scholars

  • Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities for entry into the Honours or Masters (Political Studies or International Studies only)
  • Faculty of Engineering – continuing students are eligible to apply

How To Apply For The Scholarship:

There are step-by-step guild on how to apply

Step 1

  • Applicants should apply online  or via the downloadable PDF application form available at  www.up.ac.za/downloadpdfform.
  •  Applicants should have a functioner  email address that you can access regularly. As soon as you submit your online application, a student number (EMPLID) will be sent to this email address as confirmation of receipt.
  • Alternatively, you can submit a hard copy of your application form to the University of Pretoria address.

Step 2

  • Applications will be evaluated by members of the relevant faculty and applicant will be informed of the outcome.
  • Undergraduate applicants are required to write the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the National Benchmark Test (NBT). Please visit www.collegeboard.org and http://www.nbt.ac.za/ for more details. Please check with your faculty regarding the requirements for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the National Benchmark Test (NBT).

Step 3

Download application forms for the MCFSP from the website.

Application Closing Date:

 Applications to study at the UP open on March 1, 2018, and close on August 30, 2018. Applications for the MCFSP open on May 1, 2018, and close on September 15, 2018.

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