Scholarship Overview

  • Country: South Africa
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: University of Pretoria
  • Funded by: MasterCard Foundation
  • Tuition Type: Full tuition
  • Degree Program: Masters
  • Scholarship Amount: Tuition, housing, feeding, etc
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: 30 April, 2024.

Scholarship Benefits

In the event of a successful application, the Program will provide the following benefits:

  • Complete payment of tuition fees.
  • Housing in a UP residence.
  • Meal provisions.
  • Books and printed resources.
  • A monthly stipend of a reasonable amount.
  • Medical assistance.
  • Travel expenses (one round-trip for the study period).
  • The expense of one visa application throughout the duration of the study program.


To qualify for the MasterCard Scholarship at the University of Pretoria, you must:

  • Hold citizenship from an African country.
  • Originate from an economically disadvantaged background and exhibit financial need.
  • Exhibit leadership potential and actively participate in a community-oriented project, whether it be at school, church, or within the community.
  • Emphasize academic excellence and maintain a consistently high academic performance.

How to apply

To seek the MasterCard Scholarship at the University of Pretoria, individuals who possess interest and meet the necessary qualifications are advised to adhere to the following procedures:

  • Begin by applying for admission to a postgraduate program at the University of Pretoria to secure your position.
  • Dispatch your application via electronic means to [email protected] or hand-deliver a printed copy to the reception office of the Department for Education Innovation.
  • Obtain and duly complete the physical version of the postgraduate application form, which can be downloaded from the provided link: postgraduate-application-2024.pdf.
  • Your application will undergo a meticulous evaluation process, and you will subsequently receive notification regarding the outcome.
  • Only candidates who are successful will be contacted for an interview.

Additional Information

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is designed for individuals who have submitted applications and received admission to one of the designated programs at the University of Pretoria.

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