University of Edinburgh Mastercard Foundation (Undergraduate & Postgraduate) Scholars Program 2019/2020 for Study in Scotland (Fully Funded)

0
281
University-of-Edinburgh-Mastercard-Foundation-Scholars-Program-2019-2020
PropellerAds

DEADLINE: 30 November, 2018 12:00pm GMT.

In partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, the University of Edinburgh will provide 200 full scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities.

On top of the scholarship, the Scholars Program facilitates transformative leadership programming to inspire and support Scholars in making change  in their communities and countries on their return home.

Benefits:

  • The University of Edinburgh offers a fully funded academic and transformative leadership program for undergraduate and postgraduate students from Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Students will receive comprehensive support to remove barriers to study in Edinburgh and will benefit from extracurricular opportunities including summer schools and internships.
  • The program aims to build the abilities and talents of each student so they can make a difference to their home countries and communities on their return.

Undergraduate

The Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh will provide 80 undergraduate scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities.

30 scholarships are available for the 2019/2020 academic year which will cover the full tuition fees and expenses for accommodation and maintenance.

On top of financial support, Scholars will participate in activities as part of the wider Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh including a series of summer schools, project-based placements, mentorship, and activities during each academic year.

2019/20 applications

Applications for 2019 entry to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh open on October 1 2018 at 12:00pm GMT and close on November 30 at 12:00pm GMT. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • For undergraduate entry, applicants must qualify academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh in any course except Medicine and Vet Medicine
    • You need to have achieved your school leaving qualifications in the last three years prior to entry date, for 2019 entry that is from 2016 onwards
  • Applicants must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • Applicants should not have completed an undergraduate degree previously
  • Applicants must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within their community, and;
  • Applicants are able to present economic circumstances which show they lack financial means to pursue higher education in their home country or elsewhere

Postgraduate

The Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh will provide 60 postgraduate scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities.

10 scholarships are available for the 2019/2020 academic year, which will cover the full tuition fees and expenses for accommodation and maintenance.

On top of financial support, Scholars will participate in activities as part of the wider Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh including work-based placements, mentorship, and other activities during the academic year.

Scholarships are available for the following postgraduate programs:

  • MSc Africa and International Development
  • MSc Environment and Development
  • MSc Global Health Policy
  • LLM Human Rights
  • MA Design for Change
  • MSc Sustainable Energy Systems

2019/20 applications

Applications for 2019 entry to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh open on October 1 2018 at 12:00pm GMT and close on November 30 at 12:00pm GMT. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must want to apply for one of our eligible courses listed above
  • Applicants must qualify academically for admission to the degree of their choice
  • Applicants must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • Applicants should not have completed a postgraduate degree previously
  • Applicants must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within their community, and;
  • Applicants are able to present economic circumstances which show they lack financial means to pursue higher education in their home country or elsewhere

Application to the scholarship and the University of Edinburgh

If the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is the only scholarship you are interested to apply for in the University of Edinburgh, please apply for the Scholarship only.

If you are also applying for other scholarships in the University of Edinburgh, please apply directly for the degree programme of your choice.

More information on how to apply can be found on each individual degree programme web page in the University Degree Finder.

October 1Applications open at 12.00pm GMT
November 30Applications Close at 12.00pm GMT
December 2018 – March 2019Review of applications

2019

March – AprilInterview period
March 29Deadline for references to be submitted
April 30Interview results announced
July – AugustAcceptance of Offer and Visa applications
SeptemberScholars arrive in Edinburgh

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of Edinburgh Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2019/2020

PropellerAds