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Mastercard Foundation Scholarship 2023 – Here is everything you need to Know

No one can deny the importance of education. It is painful to see that sometimes very talented boys and girls are deprived of education due to a lack of funds.

Many organisations have come forward to provide an opportunity to such students for higher education. In this article today, I am covering the Mastercard foundation Scholarship in detail. Kindly go through the whole article & get the application form at the end.

USIU-Africa and the Mastercard Foundation collaborate on the worldwide Scholars Program. This effort will allow academically talented African youngsters with financial, gender, displacement, or handicap barriers to attending top universities.

USIU-Mastercard Africa’s Foundation Scholars Program will award full scholarships to first-time undergraduate African candidates. Scholars will lead community reforms and contribute to meaningful change across the continent after graduating with internationally recognised and locally usable degrees.

Mastercard Foundation Scholarship 2023

Kindly note that the applications are being accepted from 20th January 2023, and the last date to apply (deadline) is 20th February 2023.

Application ForSeptember (fall) 2023 intake for the MasterCard foundation scholars program at the united states international university-africa (usiu-africa)
Application ModeOnline (via email)
Last Date to Appy20th February 2023

Requirements for Mastercard Foundation Scholarship

  • The applicant’s Age shall not exceed 29 years at the time of application.
  • The Kenya Commission for University Education requires a C+ or higher for university admission.
  • Pharmacy and health sciences applicants must have a mean grade of B- or its equivalent and a C+ or B- in English, Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry. International candidates must qualify.

The interested applicant must also have interested in any of the below-listed undergrad programs:

List of Undergraduate Programs under this Scholarship

The applicant must be interested in any of the undergrad courses given below.

Bachelor of Global Leadership and Governance [Chandaria School of Business]Bachelor of Science in Accounting
[Chandaria School of Business]
Bachelor of Science in Finance
[Chandaria School of Business]
Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management [Chandaria School of Business]
Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration [Chandaria School of Business]Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
[School of Humanities and Social Sciences]
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies
[School of Humanities and Social Sciences]
Bachelor of Arts
[Psychology School of Humanities and Social Sciences]
Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Technology
[School of Science and Technology]
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems & Technology
[School of Science and Technology]
Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics
[School of Science and Technology]
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering [School of Science and Technology]
Bachelor of Pharmacy
[School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences]
Bachelor of Science in Applied Biochemistry [School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences]
Bachelor of Technology in Analytical Chemistry
[School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences]
Bachelor of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
[School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences]
Bachelor of Arts
[Animation School of Communication, Cinematic and Creative Arts]
Bachelor of Arts
[Film Production and Directing School of Communication, Cinematic and Creative Arts]
Bachelor of Arts
[Journalism School of Communication, Cinematic and Creative Arts]

Benefits of Joining the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

The Mastercard foundation scholarship is a golden opportunity for interested candidates. Every need of the students is fulfilled. Here are the benefits of this scholars program that I am sure you will be glad to know:

  1. Fully paid Tuition and functional fees;
  2. Laptop and library books;
  3. Reasonable accommodation and meals;
  4. Medical insurance of the student;
  5. Stipend;
  6. Transport to and from home once a year;
  7. Leadership training;
  8. Access to entrepreneurial training;
  9. Psycho-social support, career counselling and mentorship;
  10. Disability needs will be reasonably catered for.

What Documents are Required?

  • Application letter stating: a) Personal Background, including family financial position. b)Reason to choose USIU-Africa. c) Where do you see yourself after graduation?
  • Copies of Academic Documents (Final High School Certificates)
  • Recommendation Letter (From high school teacher, head teacher or sponsoring organization)
  • Recent Passport size photograph (1)
  • A copy of your Birth certificate, National Identity Card or Passport and/or refugee travel

2023 Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Application Form

Application forms can be picked up from the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program offices. Here are the addresses:

Kenya Office: Nairobi Garage Office, 3rd Floor The Promenade, General Mathenge Drive
Nairobi, Kenya  

Ghana Office Stanbic Heights, Suite 301, North Liberation Link Road, Airport City, Accra, Ghana, 00233

Nigeria Office Mulliner Towers, 3rd Floor 39 Alfred Rewane Road Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria  

Rwanda Office Kigali Heights, 4th Floor KG 7 Avenue,Kimihurura, Gasabo Kigali, Rwanda

OR you can download the Application Form PDF.

Mastercard Africa's Foundation Scholars Program form
MasterCard scholarship 2023 Application Form

How to Apply for Mastercard Scholarship – Online Application

Make sure you have the application form with you.

  • Fill in all details precisely.
  • Attach All required documents like Academic certificates, Birth certificates, National IDs, etc.
  • Now Scan the complete application form along with documents and save the Image or PDF file
  • Write an email to In the subject section, Write your name and County.
  • Attach the scanned application and send it

Selection Process:

The concerned officials scrutinize all received applications, and the students who match the criteria and are found applicable are selected.

Every selected student is notified via Email and Phone call. If you didn’t receive any update by 30th April 2023, it most probably means that your application was not successful.


Who organizes the Mastercard foundation scholarship?

The United States International University (Africa) and the Mastercard Foundation are behind the global scholar’s program.

How does this scholarship benefit the students?

Selected students are given full-cost scholarships. So, it is a lifetime opportunity for young and talented students.

Who is eligible to apply for this program?

Young African students who are first-time undergraduate degree-seeking applicants are eligible to apply. More detailed eligibility conditions are mentioned in the eligibility section.

Can the applications be sent via post?

Sending the application via email is the simplest way. If you still want to send the application via post for some reason, send it to this Address:

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program,
United States International University – Africa,
P. O. Box 14634 – 00800, Nairobi – Kenya

Phone Number+254730116218; +254730116500; +254730116303; +254730116521; +254730116107; 254730116148

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