Category: Undergraduates


University of Cape Town MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

The Mastercard Foundation has partnered with the University of Cape Town (UCT) to provide 338 scholarships over 10 years to academically talented yet economically disadvantaged students from Sub-Saharan Africa for study at UCT. For 2019 academic year, 50 scholarships opportunities are available (24 Undergraduate, 16 Honours and 10 Masters).

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Cape Town, applicants must be:

  • Academically talented, must value learning and be driven to complete their education.
  • Economically disadvantaged and facing significant financial barriers to accessing education.
  • Committed to giving back to their own communities once studies are completed, to return to their home countries and take a leadership role in promoting social and economic improvement.
  • Future leaders committed to embracing ethical leadership to improve the lives of others.
  • Commitment to community service through previous and/or past engagements with community outreach activities
  • Citizens and residents of a Sub-Saharan African country.
  • Wanting to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level (Masters by research and coursework or research Masters, only). Honours applicants will be considered from 2016.
  • Applying to study in the fields of Commerce, Engineering and Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law or Sciences at the University of Cape Town.
  • All prospective Scholars must first be admitted to the University of Cape Town to be considered for the Scholarship. Although each academic department has its own criteria, a minimum of 60% for the Honours, or equivalent degree is the overall academic criterion required for entry into the Masters’ degree.
  • Preference will be given to ‘first-generation’ students, i.e. those who are the first ones in their families to go to university.


The scholarships are considered to be full-cost and will include full cover for the following:

  • Visa costs
  • Transport costs to and from South Africa
  • Full tuition and international student fees
  • Full accommodation, subsistence and living expenses
  • Research costs as approved or recommended by UCT and the Foundation
  • Access to internship opportunities and cover of related costs
  • Medical aid

Deadline: August 31, 2018

Click here to apply online

For more information visit the official webpage

2018 Windle Trust International Postgraduate Scholarships for Africans to study in UK

Deadline: March 31, 2018
About the Scholarship:

Since 1988 we have supported over 1,000 students through our scholarships, around 600 students at postgraduate level and over 400 on undergraduate courses. In partnership with universities and various donors we provide scholarship opportunities to conflict affected students from Eastern and Central Africa at universities and colleges in the UK and Sudan.
We carefully select candidates of particular merit taking in to account not only academic ability but financial need, social disadvantage and those who have the potential and willingness to put their skills to use for the positive development of their communities.

Eligible Countries
We aim to enhance the knowledge, professional skills and capacity of refugees and others affected by conflict in South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya, to be effective leaders and contribute to development in the communities in which they work in Africa. Many of those that we have supported are working in the public or private sectors, including international and national Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) as managers or practitioners in a wide range of sectors such as health, education, engineering, computing, communications, architecture and agriculture.
UK Postgraduate Scholarship Opportunities for Residents of Uganda will open on 15th February, 2018. Please read the information below but DO NOT APPLY for a scholarship until your relevant country advertisement appears on this page, or on the page of one our partner offices.
Applications are now closed for opportunities for postgraduate scholarships in the UK for residents of Kenya
If you meet our basic criteria to be considered please click here to be taken to an online application form when applications are open. Once you have started the application process you will have the opportunity to save a draft of your application form and log back in to make changes and upload supporting documents before you submit the form.
Opportunities for Sudanese residents will open later in 2018 or in early 2019. Please read the information below but DO NOT APPLY for a scholarship until your relevant country advertisement appears on this page, or on the page of one our partner offices.
For more general information about the Windle Trust International UK Scholarship Programme please see below.
For important information regarding WTI’s Anti Fraud and Corruption Policy, please see the document below. For Commonwealth Scholarship Applicants resident in Uganda or Kenya, please additionally refer to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Anti-Fraud Policy and Procedure below.

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