The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) Fully Funded in South Africa, 2020

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) targets academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent through their knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values evidenced by their leadership. Community service and internships are essential components of the Program. The MCFSP offers a full scholarship to selected students who have been provisionally admitted to study towards a postgraduate degree at UP. Graduates must return to their home countries on completion of their studies and give back to their communities.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) at the University of Pretoria (UP) for full-time postgraduate study is open to students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and are residents or citizens of an African country. This Program targets academically qualified, yet economically disadvantaged, young people in Africa who will go back to contribute to the transformation of their countries. Applicants should not already be in possession of a Masters Degree/ Qualification.

Opportunity Focus 

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

  • Food Science and Technology
  • Agricultural Economics / Business Management
  • Animal Science
  • Plant Pathology
  • Applied Plant and Soil Sciences

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

  • Accounting Sciences
  • Financial Sciences
  • Economics
  • Informatics
  • Agribusiness Management

Faculty of Humanities 

  • Humanities PolSci (Political Studies)
  • PolSci (International Studies)

Faculty of Engineering – continuing students are eligible to apply

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering

Scholarship Coverage

The MasterCard Foundation scholarship is a fully funded scholarship for Africans. It will cover:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals in a UP residence or UP-accredited accommodation
  • A modest monthly stipend
  • Textbooks and printed material
  • Medical aid cover for the duration of the study
  • VISA costs
  • Reasonable travel costs (including flight ticket) to and from your home
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Academic advising and counseling support

Required Languages:



To qualify for The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) 2020, candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements below:

  • Open to young Africans who are interested in studying at postgraduate levels;
  •  You must have been admitted into a degree at UP. You will need your student number to complete the MCFSP application, which must be accompanied by your academic records and other supporting documents

Application Instructions:

Please visit official website link given at the end. However, here are important instructions to avail The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) 2020:

Step 1

You may apply online:

To use the online Application system, you will need Internet access and an email address that you can access regularly. As soon as you submit your online application, a student number (EMPLID) will be sent to this email address as confirmation of receipt.

Alternatively, you can submit a hard copy of your application form to the following address:

University of Pretoria

Student Service Centre


Pretoria 0028

South Africa

Step 2

The application will be evaluated by members of the relevant faculty and you will be informed of the outcome.

Postgraduate applicants are required to have their certificate verified by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Please visit

Step 3

Download application forms for the MCFSP from

Application inquiries can be directed to:


Tel: 012 420 4297

To know more about The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) 2020, please visit official websites:

Official Scholarship Website

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32 thoughts on “The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) Fully Funded in South Africa, 2020

  1. I am gradtuated from debre birhan university BA Degree in economics with in the cumulative GPA of 3.75 based on this i need masters in economics

  2. I am In Somalia I wanna to help me a scholarship in Canada please I am in level of degloma
    In Somalia I haven’t any chance to continue my higher study help help

  3. I am highly ambitious to study my abroad in Humanities and plo. Sci. in abroad. I have MA degree in educational leadership and management from Addis Ababa University. So, please facilitate me to join it in full sponsership. Thank you in advance

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  7. I offered B-Tech Computerized Accounting at Kumasi Technical University -Ghana. Please where do I fit. Thank you

  8. hi dears, I am interested in study in MSc in nursing.I have the BSc in nursing.could you have the study filed in your university?


  9. I want Msc. degree by Electronics engineering.I have Bsc. degree Electical and computer Engineering. l am looking forward to get that chance in your university. I am interested so much.

  10. Yes I’m interested. I’m graduated BSc Chemistry at Adama science and Technology University . Now I want to study, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural sciences / Food science and Technology/

    Thank you!
    Hundatu Biratu from Ethiopia

  11. I am waiting your good response of giving chance of American scholarships in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

  12. my name is Mulatu Aychluhie i graguat from Mizan tepi university by Bsc Survaying Engineering i want to Msc in your organization

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