AfOx Scholarships 2023/2024 at Mastercard Foundation

Last Updated on February 9, 2023

AfOx Scholarships

Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarships 2023 is now open for applications. It is a fully funded scholarship for all students sponsored by the University of Oxford.

About AfOx Scholarships

The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s second-oldest university in continuous operation.

The University of Oxford and the Mastercard Foundation have an innovative and ambitious partnership under the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program and the Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx).

The partnership is set to provide 400 young African scholars with a fully-funded opportunity to pursue taught Masters degrees in programs related to pandemic preparedness and recovery at the University of Oxford.

Benefits of AfOx Scholarships

1. This full-cost scholarship is available to Master’s students, covering tuition fees and living expenses for international students.

The scholarship also provides logistics support, including an economy return flight, visa and Immigration Health Surcharge fees, settling down allowance, and access to a Thrive Fund for emergencies.

The first year includes a rigorous academic Master’s course at Oxford and a Leadership and Impact Program, which support the scholars in developing collaborative leadership qualities needed to build cross-sector, interdisciplinary solutions to address complex social and environmental problems.

2. After completing their Master’s Program, Scholars will be supported to take up 4-6 months placements in leading Africa-based organizations for their Ubuntu Period of Service.

The scholars will work on initiatives in Africa, receiving mentoring from leading Africa-based academics and practitioners, enabling the Scholars to develop pathways to building impactful careers in Africa.

3. The Scholars benefit from a bespoke Leadership and Impact Program delivered in partnership with the Skoll Centre for Social Enterprise and tailored academic and social support throughout their studies.

Beyond their studies, Scholars will join the AfOx Alumni Network, where they can continue to draw on and contribute to the community of African Scholars linked to the University of Oxford.

Besides the peer support from the Scholar Community, the Scholars have access to mentorship and career support from AfOx Research and Innovation Fellows and the more comprehensive AfOx network of research leaders and entrepreneurs.

Requirements for AfOx Scholarships

To be considered for the Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarships 2023, applicants must meet the following requirements:

1. Must be an African student interested in taking up master’s studies at the University of Oxford for the 2023 academic session.

2. Applicants must have obtained relevant bachelor’s degree from reputable institutions of higher learning.

3. Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic and research abilities.


Application Deadline: Not Specified.

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