University of PretoriaThe University of Pretoria in collaboration with the MasterCard Foundation Awards is now open to all African Students who wish to commence a higher degree studies at the University for the 2021/2022 academic session. The scholarship application is for high achieving African Students who are willing to enroll for a postgraduate degree program.MasterCard Foundation Awards for 2021/2022 academic session is available for Africans to undertake Masters and PhD level programs at University of Pretoria.Location: South Africa


About the Awards:Closing date: 31 October 2021.

Degree Level:

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) aims at transforming the continent of Africa by supporting academically talented students who are economically disadvantaged but with great potential to impact Africa positively through their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values as seen by their leadership.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals in a UP residence or UP-accredited accommodation
  • A modest monthly stipend.
  • Textbooks and printed materials
  • Medical aid cover for the study duration
  • Cost of Visa
  • Reasonable travel allowance including flight to and from applicant’s home country.
  • Leadership development opportunities.
  • Academic advising and counselling support

Application Process:

  • How-to-Apply: First, interested students are to apply for admissions. Application for admission at the University of Pretoria is fully online at And then apply for postgraduate scholarship
  • Postgraduate scholarship application form can be downloaded here (PDF).
  • lick the following link for Application Instructions

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must have been offered admission to study a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Pretoria and students number will be required to complete the MCFSP application to be accompanied by academic records and other supporting documents required.
  • All information provided must be true and correct as any falsification of information on the application form may result in disqualification from the scholarship.
  • Applicants must be willing to return to their home country and contribute to the development of same after completion of studies.

Available Subjects:

  • Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities for Political Studies or International Studies only
  • Faculty of Engineering- continuing students can apply