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University of Pretoria MasterCard Exclusive Scholarship Grants 2022

The University of Pretoria is in partnership with the MasterCard Foundation to provide and support the education of outstanding and high achieving students who wish to earn a degree in SouthAfrica. The educational opportunity application is open for the 2022 academic calendar.

Description of the University of Pretoria MasterCard Exclusive Scholarship Grants 2022

The University of Pretoria is cooperating with MasterCard Foundation to currently provide scholarship opportunities to those outstanding and bright African Students who intend to enroll for an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree coursework.

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The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) aims to identify academically talented but economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the continent’s development via their knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values, as showed by their leadership. Internships and community service are required components of the program.

The MCFSP offers a full scholarship to the chosen students who have been provisionally admitted to study towards an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at UP. Two-thirds of these bursaries will be for postgraduate study and one third will be for undergraduate study. Graduates must return to their home countries on completion of their studies and give back to their communities.

Below are the Available Subjects for the Undergraduate program:

Scholarship Program for the Undergraduate Level at University of Pretoria

This Scholarship scheme is designed to support academically qualified, yet economically disadvantaged, young people in Africa who will go back to contribute to the transformation of the continent. Applicants from countries outside the borders of South Africa should meet the Universities of South Africa (USA).

MasterCard Foundation offers a full Pretoria University MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program 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 Economics 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),

Faculty of Humanities:

  • BSW–Bachelor of Social Work
  • BPolSci – Political Sciences

Faculty of Education:

  • BEd (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching)

The MCFSP currently offers scholarships to students who have applied for and have been admitted to one of the following faculties at UP:

  • Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities for entry into the BPolSci (Political Studies or International Studies only)

Scholarship Program for Postgraduates

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 master’s degree/ Qualification.

  1. Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  2. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  3. Faculty of Humanities for entry into the Honours or masters (Political Studies or International Studies only)
  4. Faculty of Engineering–continuing students are eligible to apply

For more information on the specific courses offered in the above faculties,

Application Procedure for the University of Pretoria MasterCard Exclusive Scholarship Grants 2022

The First Step is to apply online at www.up.ac.za/apply.

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:

The University of Pretoria,
Student Service Centre
Hatfield
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.

Undergraduate applicants are required to write the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the National Benchmark Test (NBT). Please visit www.collegeboard.org for more details. Please check with your faculty regarding the requirements for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the National Benchmark Test (NBT).

Postgraduate applicants are required to have their certificates verified by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Please visit www. saqa.org.za.

Step 3

Download application forms for the MCFSP from their website.

Step 4

Submit your MCFSP application form to [email protected] for undergraduates and [email protected] for postgraduates together with ALL supporting documents, as stated on the first page of the application form.

Important Notice

Applications to study at the UP open on 1 March 2022 and close on 31 August 2022.

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