2023 Mastercard Foundation University of Cambridge Scholars Program For Young Africans

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Mastercard Foundation University of Cambridge Scholars Program

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme at the University of Cambridge is pleased to announce that applications for the 2024/2025 academic year are now open.

The programme at the University of Cambridge is designed to provide talented students from Africa with fully funded opportunities to complete their master’s training, grow in transformative leadership, and contribute to climate resilience and sustainability in Africa and the world at large.

The programme offers scholarships which span the full range of across disciplines in Cambridge  except for the following business courses: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Corporate Law (MCL), Master of Finance (MFin).

Requirements for Mastercard Foundation Masters Scholarship Qualification

To be eligible for this scholarship you Must  be a citizen of an African country,

  • Must be ordinarily resident in an African country unless you can show temporary absence for study/work with an intention to return, or unless you have been displaced.
  • Must be applying for a Master’s course of up to one year in length, at the University of Cambridge.

Interview date, Process and Venue for Mastercard Foundation Masters Scholarship


  • Applications open: 1 September 2023
  • Application and Funding deadline: Depending on your course – either early December 2023 or early January 2023
  • Departmental academic assessment: December 2023 – February 2024
  • Mastercard Foundation Scholars selection: Late February 2024
  • Scholarships offered: March 2024

The application for funding is imbedded in the course application process. 

As part of the application process, prospective scholars will be required to provide a supplementary statement that indicates their personal commitment to contributing to climate-resilient and sustainable futures for Africa.

Application Deadline: January 5, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Mastercard Foundation on www.mastercardfoundation.fund.cam.ac.uk to apply

The Application process commences with an application for admission to the University of Cambridge via the course directory, to be completed by the funding deadline of the course. https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses

The deadline for submitting applications for funding is the 5th of December 2023 for courses with a 5th of December deadline and 5th of January 2024 for courses with a 5th of January deadline. When making an application, pay close attention to the funding deadline.

For any application related inquiries, please check the FAQ section of the website.  If the response to your query is not resolved from the available responses, please email  [email protected].

For more details. visit University of Cambridge website

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