Mastercard Foundation Postgraduate Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh 2019/2020 (Fully Funded)

Wish to have your postgraduate studies at the abroad? Apply for the Mastercard Foundation Postgraduate Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh. The deadline for submission of applications is 30th November, 2018.

Mastercard Foundation Postgraduate Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh


The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at The University of Edinburgh believes that all young people, no matter their starting point in life, should have an equal chance to gain a quality education and pursue their aspirations to improve the lives of others.

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
  • MSc Carbon Finance

Mastercard Foundation Postgraduate Scholars Program Eligibility.

  • Applicants must want to apply for one of the 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.

Mastercard Foundation Postgraduate Scholars Program Benefits.

  • The scholarship covers 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.

How to Apply for Mastercard Foundation Postgraduate Scholars Program.

Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

Apply Official Link

Applications for 2019 entry to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh are now open, and will remain open until 12pm GMT on Friday 30 November 2018.


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