MasterCard Foundation is offering scholarships to citizens of Sub-Saharan Africa countries who intend to study at University of California, Berkeley. It’s a fully funded scholarship and will cover expenses like tuition fees, accommodation, flight fare, living expenses etc.
The MasterCard Scholars Program is open to bright and outstanding students from Africa who intends to pursue an undergraduate or graduate program at University of California, Berkeley. The vision of the program is to educate and develop bright yet economically marginalized young people in Africa who have a demonstrated “give-back” ethos and who will contribute to the transformation of the continent.
Students must meet the following requirements before they apply for this scholarship:
- Being a citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country – If you have refugee status, are stateless, or have other questions regarding your citizenship, you may still be eligible. Please contact us directly to clarify. This scholarship is not intended for citizens of North African countries.
- Excelling academically – All prospective Scholars must first be admitted to UC Berkeley to be considered for the Scholarship. An important criteria for admission to the University is demonstrated academic excellence.
- Coming from an economically disadvantaged background – We aim to admit those from the bottom two income quintiles per country. This Scholarship is designed for those extremely talented individuals who have no other means of acquiring the further education required to help realize their dreams and ambitions.
- Having demonstrated the will to give back to your community, country, or continent – We are looking for well-rounded students who are engaged in activities beyond the classroom. Some may be directly related to your field of study, but this may also include other issues (social, economic, political) that you are working on and passionate about. Applicants should elaborate on their achievements both in their application to UC Berkeley, and then later on the Scholarship application.
- Having expressed the desire and intention to return to your home country after completing your studies – We are looking for students who are engaged with and passionate about issues affecting their communities, and who will take advantage of their education at UC Berkeley to better equip themselves with the knowledge and training to address these issues upon return. While important work can be done from abroad, the intention of this Program is to enable Scholars to return home, after forming valuable professional connections through internship and job placements.
Fields of study
All undergraduate and graduate study programs at University of Berkeley, California.
What the scholarship covers
The MasterCard foundation scholarship at University of California will cover expenses like tuition fees, accommodation, flight fare, living expenses etc.
How to apply
Applicants must first be admitted into University of California, Berkeley through the regular admissions process before they will be considered for the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program. Click here to contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply.
The deadline for scholarship application are 30th November 2015 and 8th January 2016