Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

On-Campus Learning Scholarships

If you completed your undergraduate studies at a Mastercard Foundation partner institution before January 2020, please find out more about applying for on-campus postgraduate study in Edinburgh

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

The Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh will provide postgraduate on-campus scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities. The scholarships are available for the 2022/23 academic year, which will cover the full tuition fees and expenses for accommodation and maintenance.

In addition to 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.

These scholarships will be themed around sustainability, recognising the commitment from the Mastercard Foundation to support and catalyse young people from across the African continent to contribute to this vital area of work. The academic programmes available to prospective scholars will be those making important contributions to sustainability research, therefore we are only supporting scholars on the following four programmes: 

MSc Sustainable Energy Systems 

MSc Food Security

MSc Africa and International Development

MSc Environment and Development  

2022/23 applications