MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2018: Educate and Develop Next Generation Leaders

The Foundation Scholars is a 10-year, $500 million global initiative to educate and develop next generation who will contribute to social and economic transformation. The Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) targets academically qualified, yet economically disadvantaged people in South Africa, SADC and the rest of Africa, who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. Community service is a necessary component of the with all students giving back to disadvantaged communities.

The Program provides a comprehensive scholarship, mentoring and counseling, support and access to work readiness skills.


  • Full tuition fees
  • Accommodation in a UP residence
  • Meals
  • Books and printed material
  • A modest monthly stipend
  • Medical aid (Ingwe only)
  • costs (one return trip for the duration of the study period)
  • Cost of one visa application for the duration of the study period


  • Candidates should be citizens from Sub-Saharan country.
  • Applicants should come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate financial neediness.
  • Candidates should demonstrate leadership potential and ought to be involved in a giving back project eg. in a community, at school, church etc
  • excellence is paramount and students have to maintain a high academic average at all times.
  • Candidates need to be first time applicants as first year students in the degree programme.

DEADLINE: September 15 2017

To apply and for more information visit here