Scholarships and Student Funding

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Edinburgh supports the brightest and best African scholars with great potential but few educational opportunities. Through the generous support of the Foundation, Scholars will be provided with the opportunity to become leaders within their communities and to improve the lives of countless more when they return home to Africa.

About the Program

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program provides young people who have demonstrated academic talent with access to quality education.

How to apply

Information on eligibility criteria and how to apply to The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships.

The University of Edinburgh and Africa

Dr Julius Nyerere
The University of Edinburgh has an important and long historical connection with Africa from early pioneering graduates to current teaching and research.

Our Scholars

Over the course of 7 years, 200 African Scholars will have the opportunity to study on University of Edinburgh degree programmes thanks to the initiative of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.