Apply For The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) For Sub Saharan African Countries, 2016

Apply For The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) For Sub Saharan African Countries, 2016

Application Deadline: 15th September 2016

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) targets academically qualified, yet economically disadvantaged young 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 Program with all students giving back to disadvantaged communities.

The identified scholars need to demonstrate a commitment to making a difference in their communities, having faced significant barriers to accessing and completing quality tertiary education. The Program provides a comprehensive scholarship, mentoring and counseling, academic support and access to work readiness skills.

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The MasterCard Foundation offers a full scholarship to students who have applied for and been admitted to one of the following undergraduate study programmes at the University of Pretoria:

Faculty of Engineering

  • BEng (Industrial Engineering)
  • BEng (Chemical Engineering)
  • BEng (Civil Engineering)
  • BEng (Electrical Engineering)
  • BEng (Electronic Engineering)
  • BEng (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering)
  • BEng (Mining Engineering)
  • BEng (Computer Engineering)

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

  • BCom (Accounting Science)
  • BCom (Financial Science)
  • BCom (Economics)
  • BCom (Informatics)
  • BCom (Agribusiness Management)

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

  • BScAgric (Food Science and Technology)
  • BScAgric (Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness Management)
  • BScAgric (Animal Science)
  • BScAgric (Plant Pathology)
  • BScAgric (Applied Plant and Soil Sciences)

Postgraduate Study Programmes

Master’s degree applicants in the above-mentioned fields may also apply.

Honour’s candidates will be considered if they are prepared to commit to continuing to a Master’s degree.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates should be citizens from Sub-Saharan African 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
  • Academic 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.

Application Procedure:

Application for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program can only be submitted after a candidate has been provisionally admitted to study at the University of Pretoria. Provisionally an admission letter will be required.

Step 1

Download the hard copy of the undergraduate or postgraduate application form below.

Step 2

Submit your MCFSP application from to
for postgraduates together with ALL supporting documents as stated on the first page of the application form.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of Pretoria MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program 2016

1 Comment

  1. Sadio

    March 20, 2017 at 7:21 AM

    Iam a refugee girl in dadaab refugee camp. I completed my secondary school in the year 2014 but still lacking the opportunity to join tertiary level. Due to little or no opportunities of scholarships in the camps. I therefore request from you to give me a chance to pursue my education. Thanks

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