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  • Scholarship Type: Masters
  • Application Deadline: January 5, 2024

Scholarship Overview:

The University of Cambridge Mastercard Scholarships aim to offer talented students from Africa fully-funded opportunities to complete their master’s degree, develop transformative leadership skills, and contribute to climate resilience and sustainability in Africa and around the world.

Eligible Field of Study:

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The scholarship program encompasses a wide range of disciplines at the University of Cambridge, with the exception of certain business courses, including the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Corporate Law (MCL), and Master of Finance (MFin).

Eligible Countries:

This scholarship is open to applicants from all African countries.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the University of Cambridge Mastercard Scholarships, applicants must:

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  • Be a citizen of an African country.
  • Be ordinarily resident in an African country, unless they can demonstrate temporary absence for study or work with the intention to return, or unless they have been displaced.
  • Be applying for a Master’s course of up to one year in length at the University of Cambridge.

Application Process:

Interested candidates can apply for the University of Cambridge Mastercard Scholarships by clicking on the “Apply For This Scholarship” link provided below.

As part of the application process, prospective scholars will be required to provide a supplementary statement demonstrating their personal commitment to contributing to climate-resilient and sustainable futures for Africa.

The application process begins with an application for admission to the University of Cambridge through the course directory. This should be completed by the funding deadline of the specific course. The deadline for submitting applications for funding varies depending on the course, with a deadline of either December 5, 2023, or January 5, 2024. It’s essential to pay close attention to the funding deadline when making an application.

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For any inquiries related to the application process, please consult the FAQ section of the website. If your query is not addressed in the available responses, please email admin@mastercardfoundation.fund.cam.ac.uk.

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Scholarship Timeline:

  • Applications open: September 1, 2023
  • Application and Funding deadline: Varies depending on your course – either early December 2023 or early January 2023
  • Departmental academic assessment: December 2023 – February 2024
  • Mastercard Foundation Scholars selection: Late February 2024
  • Scholarships offered: March 2024

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