Study in Scotland : Full funded Masters Scholarships for International student by the partnership of Mastercard foundation and University of Edinburgh (Deadline: 29 November 2019)

Study in Scotland : Full funded Masters Scholarships for International student by the partnership of Mastercard foundation and University of Edinburgh (Deadline: 29 November 2019)

Study in Scotland : Full funded Masters Scholarships for International student by the partnership of Mastercard foundation and University of Edinburgh (Deadline: 29 November 2019)

In partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, the University of Edinburgh will provide 200 full scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities.

On top of the scholarship, the Scholars Program facilitates transformative leadership programming to inspire and support Scholars in making change  in their communities and countries on their return home.

Benefits:

  • The University of Edinburgh offers a fully funded academic and transformative leadership program for undergraduate and postgraduate students from Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Students will receive comprehensive support to remove barriers to study in Edinburgh and will benefit from extracurricular opportunities including summer schools and internships.
  • The program aims to build the abilities and talents of each student so they can make a difference to their home countries and communities on their return.

Postgraduate

The Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh will provide postgraduate scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities.

On Campus

Find out more about applying to study as a Mastercard Scholar in Edinburgh.

The Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh will provide postgraduate online scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities.

10 scholarships are available for the 2020/2021 academic year, which will cover the full tuition fees and expenses for accommodation and maintenance.

On top of financial support, Scholars will participate in activities as part of the wider Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh including work-based placements, mentorship, and other activities during the academic year.

Scholarships are available for the following postgraduate programs:

  • MSc Africa and International Development
  • MSc Environment and Development
  • MSc Global Health Policy
  • LLM Human Rights
  • MA Design for Change
  • MSc Sustainable Energy Systems
  • MSc Carbon Finance
  • MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must want to apply for one of our eligible courses listed above
  • Applicants must qualify academically for admission to the degree of their choice
  • Applicants must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • Applicants should not have completed a postgraduate degree previously
  • Applicants must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within their community, and;
  • Applicants are able to present economic circumstances which show they lack financial means to pursue higher education in their home country or elsewhere

Application to the scholarship and the University of Edinburgh

If the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is the only scholarship you are interested in applying for at the University of Edinburgh, please apply for the Scholarship only

If you are also applying for other scholarships in the University of Edinburgh, please apply directly for the degree programme of your choice.

More information on how to apply can be found on each individual degree programme web page in the University Degree Finder.

Online Distance Learning

If you are a graduate, or are soon to graduate, as a Mastercard Foundation Scholar from a Mastercard Foundation partner institution, find out more about applying to study a postgraduate qualification online.

The Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh will provide postgraduate online scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities.

The scholarship will cover the full tuition fees and, if required, a small study stipend to allow for access to high-quality internet. The scholarship is deigned to cover three-years of part-time study.

On top of financial support, Scholars will participate in activities as part of the wider Scholars Program with the University of Edinburgh, including regular WhatsApp workshops with our scholars, online reflection coaching, and the opportunity to attend regional scholar-led workshops and events.

Scholarships are available for the following postgraduate programs:

  • MSc International Development (online)
  • MSc Global Health Policy (online)
  • MSc Global Food Security and Nutrition (online)
  • MSc Carbon Management (online)
  • MSc Social Justice and Community Action (online)
  • MSc Data Science, Technology and Innovation (online)
  • MSc Digital Education (online)

2020/21 applications

Applications for 2020 entry to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh will open in early 2020.

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must be a graduate or be soon to graduate as a Mastercard Foundation Scholar in a Mastercard Foundation partner institution
  • Applicants must want to apply for one of our eligible courses listed above
  • Applicants must qualify academically for admission to the degree of their choice
  • Applicants must usually be resident and a citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • Applicants should not have completed a postgraduate degree previously
  • Applicants must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within their community, and;
  • Applicants are able to present economic circumstances which show they lack financial means to pursue higher education in their home country or elsewhere

Application to the scholarship and the University of Edinburgh

If the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is the only scholarship you are interested in applying for at the University of Edinburgh, please apply for the Scholarship only.

Application timeline

Application timeline with key dates for 2020/21 entry.

2019

October 1 Applications open at 12.00pm GMT
November 29 Applications Close at 2.00pm GMT
December 2019 – February 2020 Review of applications

2020

February – March Scholars Program interview period
March 30 Deadline for references to be submitted
April 15 Scholars Program interview results announced
May – August Support provided through admission and immigration processes
September Scholars arrive in Edinburgh

 

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