• ADMIN

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: 30 September 2020

The Mastercard Foundation has partnered with the University of Cape Town (UCT) to oversee the implementation of financial, academic, social and post-graduation support to awarded candidates under the scholarship titled The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Cape Town. The Program targets academically qualified undergraduate and postgraduate candidates who are economically disadvantaged young people with leadership potential from Africa. It will provide scholarships, mentoring, leadership development, academic and life skills support. Academic support will include tutoring, language training, writing circles and guidance counselling.

In 2021, 75 scholarships are available for:

17 Undergraduates for pursuing bachelors degree programs

10 Honours

48 Masters

These are available for students who intend to commence with their first year of registration for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate (honours and master’s) study in Engineering and the Built Environment, Commerce, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, or Sciences faculties.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

In order to apply for The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, applicants must first apply to the University of Cape Town for academic study and placement. Only applicants, who have applied for academic study and placement to UCT, can submit an application for a Mastercard Foundation scholarship. Request information on how to apply for a Mastercard Foundation scholarship from The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program: Recruitment and Peer Mentor Officer at info_mcfsp@uct.ac.za (telephone number 0027 21 650 5095/ 5923 / 3601). Applicants are advised to work closely with The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program: Recruitment and Peer Mentor Officer while preparing and submitting an application for a Mastercard Foundation scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP VALUE

The scholarships will cover for the following:

Reimbursement of costs incurred for visa application processing

An economy class air ticket to Cape Town South Africa for awardees who are i) citizens and/or residents of an African country other than South Africa or ii) residing in South Africa but outside of Cape Town

Full tuition fees and international student fees

Accommodation in a student residence managed by the UCT Student Housing Admissions and Advocacy Services at UCT

Meals through the student housing system at UCT

Medical cover with a recommended medical aid service provider

A living stipend; to be used to cover ad hoc expenses pertaining to awardees’ studies

A book allowance to purchase the prescribed textbooks required for the degree programme

Costs related to community activities as prescribed by The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Cape Town

Access to an internship opportunity, career development and job placement assistance

An economy class air ticket home upon completion of studies, for awardees who are i) citizens of and/or residents of an African country other than South Africa or ii) residing in South Africa but outside of Cape Town

MORE INFORMATION

http://www.mcfsp.uct.ac.za/guidelines-postgraduate-applicants

78 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All