The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh

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Scholarship Overview

If you’re embarking on the journey to earn a higher education, then you have an admirable opportunity to apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh.

The university is available for students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities. The university offers fully-funded position and transformational leadership training to educate and support bright, young African students, a deep, personal commitment to change the world around the world.

Scholarship Benefits

In partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, the University of Edinburgh will provide 200 full postgraduate and undergraduate financial aid.

Scholarship Eligibility

Eligible Countries: Applications from Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe are particularly welcome.

he following requirements must be met:

  • Applicants must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country, whose personal circumstances would make accepting an offer from the University of Edinburgh difficult.
  • Candidates must be qualifying academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within your community; and
  • Holders are able to present economically disadvantaged circumstances and be able to show that you lack financial means from family or other sources to pursue post-secondary (university) education in your home country or elsewhere.


All seekers will be asked to demonstrate a level of English language competency, regardless of their nationality or country of residence.

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Edinburgh University

United Kingdom