Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UWC 2023/2024

Unlock Your Potential: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at University of the Western Cape 2023/2024.

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) announces its Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for 2023/2024, aimed at nurturing transformative leaders, primarily young Africans facing economic and social challenges. With a focus on marginalized groups like young women, displaced individuals, and people with disabilities, the scholarship provides full funding for master's degrees across select fields. Applicants, under 30, must meet UWC's criteria and be ready for full-time study in 2023. Complete applications, including cover letters and academic records, are due by 24 July 2023. More details are available on the UWC website.

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme at University of the Western Cape

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 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
    • History
    • Gender Justice
    • Migration Studies
    • Sociology for Development
  • Community & Health Sciences
    • Public Health
  • Economic & Management Sciences
    • Development Studies
    • Information Sciences
    • Migration Studies
  • Law
    • Governance and Human Rights
  • Natural Sciences
    • Biological Sciences
    • Computational Sciences
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Physical Sciences

Scholarship Details

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 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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