University of the Western Cape (UWC) proudly announces its collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for the academic year 2023/2024. This strategic partnership emerges from a global initiative launched back in 2012, one that has a vision of moulding the upcoming era of transformative leaders.
|🌍 Program Launch||Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UWC 2023/2024.|
|🎯 Program Objective||Develop transformative leaders, emphasizing young women, displaced youth, and those with disabilities. Primary focus on young Africans.|
|🌐 Target Demographic||Economically and socially disadvantaged youth, especially from South Africa and other African regions.|
|📚 Fields of Study||Humanities, Community & Health, Economic & Management, Law, and Natural Sciences (specified courses).|
|🎓 Scholarship Details||Fully-funded master’s degree opportunities for young African scholars in 2023.|
|📝 Eligibility||Maximum age of 30 for postgraduates, meet UWC’s admission criteria, start full-time master’s study in 2023.|
|📄 Application Components||Cover letter, academic records, recommendation letter, passport photo, ID/passport copy. Send to email@example.com by 24 July 2023.|
A Brief Glimpse into the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, since its inception, has firmly committed to fostering the intellectual and leadership capacity of young individuals, with a keen focus on young Africans. It aims to ensure that the potential leaders of tomorrow, especially those obstructed by financial and socio-economic barriers, do not remain unsung heroes.
Moreover, the Program extends its reach further, offering a helping hand to young women, forcibly displaced youth, and individuals living with disabilities. Its collaboration with UWC stands as a testament to this commitment, pledging to empower academically gifted youngsters not only from South Africa but the entirety of the African continent.
Areas of Study
Those aspiring to become a part of this esteemed Program can apply in the following disciplines:
- Humanities & Arts
- Applied Linguistics
- Gender Justice
- Migration Studies
- Sociology for Development
- Community & Health Sciences
- Public Health
- Economic & Management Sciences
- Development Studies
- Information Sciences
- Migration Studies
- Governance and Human Rights
- Natural Sciences
- Biological Sciences
- Computational Sciences
- Mathematical Sciences
- Physical Sciences
For those looking ahead to the 2023 academic landscape, the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UWC has some exciting news. It promises fully-funded scholarship opportunities for postgraduate master’s degrees to deserving candidates across the African continent.
Are You Eligible?
To be part of this illustrious programme, applicants must:
- Be 30 years of age or below while applying for the postgraduate master’s degree.
- Satisfy UWC’s minimum admissions prerequisites.
- Be ready to embark on their master’s journey, full-time, in the year 2023.
The Application Process
Applications should be thorough and include the following documents, all formatted in PDF:
- Cover Letter: Titled as ‘Initial.Surname_Cover_Letter’, encompassing:
- A brief about one’s personal background and family’s financial stance.
- Reasons for choosing UWC.
- Vision post-graduation.
- Academic Records: Alongside the high school certificate, postgraduate aspirants must present certified copies of all university qualifications.
- Letter of Recommendation: A contemporary, official note (with signature) from a past supervisor or respective head of department.
- Photograph: A recent passport-sized snapshot.
- Identity Verification: A certified copy of one’s national identity document or passport. Include visa page and/or refugee/asylum seeker permit if applicable.
All application materials should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Monday, 24 July 2023.
For a more comprehensive overview, potential scholars are urged to visit the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UWC’s official webpage: MCFSP.
Embark on a transformative journey. With the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UWC, shape your tomorrow today.
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