Apply for Mastercard Foundation Scholarships for Graduate Study

Scholarships are awarded in collaboration with a network of partner institutions accepting the terms and conditions of the nomination framework. To be considered, all applications must be supported by an institution accepting the terms and conditions of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program or by the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at their university.

The scholarship is awarded for the duration of a Master's programme (two years). All the Master's programmes offered at our seven graduate schools are compatible with the scholarship, except for one-year Master's programmes and dual-degree and joint programmes.

Most of our Master's programmes are taught in English and do not require prior knowledge of French.

Application Stages

Application Stages, description below

Partner Institutions

Undergraduate Mastercard Scholars and Alumni should contact the program team in their university to enquire about the nomination process.

Partner institutions for graduate candidates
Country Institution
Africa-wide HALI Network
Benin Université d'Abomey Calavi
Cameroun UCAC
Ghana Ashesi University
Ghana Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Ghana University of Cape Coast
Ghana University of Ghana
Ivory Coast Campus France
Kenya Equity Group Foundation
Kenya Hilde Back Education Fund
Kenya Zawadi Africa
Madagascar Campus France
Nigeria FAWE - Nigeria
Uganda COBURWAS International Youth Organization to Transform Africa (CIYOTA)
Uganda Makerere University
Senegal ISM - Dakar
South Africa African Leadership Academy
South Africa University of Pretoria
South Africa University of Cape Town
South Africa University of Western Cape
Zimbabwe Education Matters
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