Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Our focus on sustainability

In response to the climate crisis the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh will invest in a community of skilled, entrepreneurial, and compassionate future leaders from across Africa. Through the Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh we will offer talented young people an exciting array of high-quality, sustainability-focused postgraduate learning opportunities, equipping young people with the knowledge, skills and networks to promote sustainable transitions.

Applications for 2023/24

Applications for postgraduate online and postgraduate on-campus Mastercard Scholarships for 2023/24 are now closed.

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Find out more about the process of applying for an online distance learning scholarship with the Mastercard Foundation Program at Edinburgh.

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Find out more about the process of applying for scholarship to study on campus in Edinburgh with the Mastercard Foundation Program.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh is a comprehensive and holistic program to support generations of transformative leaders to make positive change in their local and global communities.

About the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme at the University of Edinburgh, our team, and how to get in touch.

View our Scholar profiles to find out more about our current Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Online Scholars.

Learn about the University of Edinburgh's work across the African continent.