MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University 2020/2021 [Fully-Funded Undergraduate Scholarship]


Applications are invited from candidates from economically disadvantaged background, and African citizens for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) at Makerere University for the 2020/2021 academic year. See the requirements and how to apply below.

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University

Makerere University entered into partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to offer scholarship to 1000 bright youth from Africa to study at Makerere University from 2013 to 2024.



A 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 Africas higher education sector and development. The Program recruits both nation and international Scholars at the ratio of 90:10 respectively and female and male scholars at the ratio of 80:20 respectively.

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University Eligibility

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
  • Citizens and residents of all African countries.
  • Wanting to study at undergraduate level at Makerere University
  • Applying to study in the preferred fields of Agriculture, Veterinary medicine, ICT, Health Sciences, Technology and Engeneering, Law and Human rights and Business and Financial Management at Makerere University.
  • All prospective Scholars must first be admitted to Makerere University to be considered for the Scholarship.

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University Benefits.

The scholars will receive holistic support which includes:

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

How to Apply for MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University.

  • Applicants should obtain and complete the Scholarship Application Forms at no cost from Makerere University, Senate Building Level 4, Room 402, or Down load the application forms from The MasterCard Foundations Scholars Program website
  • Submit completed Application Forms to the address above. If submitting by email as an attachment, ensure the scanned copy of the scholarship application form is clearly legible and send to: info@mcfsp.mak.ac.ug

Official Link

Deadline: 15th May, 2020.


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