Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Edinburgh University 2021/2022: Online Masters Study

Deadline: 15th March, 2021

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program At Edinburgh University 2021/2022 session call for application window is now open. The Mastercard Scholars program will provide postgraduate online masters study to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but having few educational opportunities.

Gaining an Online Masters is an excellent way to earn a qualification which is equivalent to on-campus study, while at the same time continuing to work flexibly and live at home. Online Masters qualifications through the University of Edinburgh are fully equivalent to Masters degrees taught on campus.

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program At Edinburgh University Available Courses

Scholarships are available for the following postgraduate programs:

  • MSc International Development 
  • MSc Global Health Policy
  • MSc Global Food Security and Nutrition
  • MSc Carbon Management
  • MSc Social Justice and Community Action
  • MSc Data Science, Technology and Innovation
  • MSc Digital Education
  • MSc One Health
Benefits of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Edinburgh University
  1. The scholarship will cover the full tuition fees and a small study stipend to allow for access to high-quality internet. The scholarship is designed to cover three-years of part-time online study
  2. On top of financial support, Scholars will participate in activities as part of the wider Scholars Program with the University of Edinburgh, including regular online workshops with our scholars, online coaching and support, and the opportunity to attend regional scholar-led workshops and events.
Eligibility Criteria for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Edinburgh University
  1. You must be a graduate or be about to graduate as a Mastercard Foundation Scholar in a Mastercard Foundation partner institution. 
  2. Applicants must qualify academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh for a relevant degree program listed above. You will generally need to have achieved the equivalent of a UK Second Class (Upper) Bachelors (Hons) degree.
  3. You must be a citizen of an African country (with the exception of Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco & Tunisia), whose personal circumstances would make accepting an online study offer from the University of Edinburgh difficult. Applications from Malawi, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe are particularly welcome.
  4. You should demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within your community and former school/university.
  5. You must be able to present economic circumstances which show you lack financial means to pursue higher education in your home country or elsewhere
  6. Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of online degrees, and be able to show how they will approach the unique challenges and opportunities provided by online, part-time study.

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NOTE: Applications for September 2021 entry to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh opened on  February 1st  2021 at 10.00 (GMT) and will close at 16:00 (GMT) on  15th March 2021.

For more information about the online masters scholarship visit the official website of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Edinburgh University

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