School of Health in Social Science

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Project

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program offers full PG and UG scholarships to African Scholars with great potential but few educational opportunities.

by Lorena Georgiadou

The MCF team at the University of Edinburgh have identified a substantial need for mental health provision for their scholars, and are currently exploring options around incorporating counselling-related elements in their programme. This research project will investigate the scholars’ needs in relation to mental health provision and will work in collaboration with the scholars to develop culturally-appropriate ways of supporting them during transitional times.