Edinburg Global Mastercard Foundation On-campus Postgraduate Scholarships

Edinburg Global Mastercard Foundation On-campus Postgraduate Scholarships
All Mastercard Foundation Scholars at the University of Edinburgh will participate in a Climate Leadership Programme.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program aims to make a meaningful impact in addressing the climate crisis.

Our program is dedicated to nurturing a community of talented, entrepreneurial, and compassionate leaders from across Sub-Saharan Africa.

We empower young people with the necessary knowledge, skills, and networks to drive sustainable transitions by offering a range of exceptional sustainability-focused postgraduate opportunities through the Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh.

Applying for an on-campus scholarship

From 23 October 2023, we will be recruiting exceptional young people with great academic and leadership experience who have overcome barriers to their education and are committed to pursuing their studies on-campus.

This is a one-year postgraduate on-campus scholarship for the following programmes ONLY:

  • Africa and International Development
  • Food Security
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Data, Inequality and Society
  • Operational Research
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Climate Change Finance and Investment
  • Planetary Health
  • Environment & Development

Apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program before applying to the University

If you are only applying for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship please apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program first, only once you have received a scholarship offer should you apply to any of the above programmes through the University of Edinburgh admissions process. Only in the case of applying for other scholarships should you consider applying to the university first.

 What the on-campus scholarship provides

  • Covers full approved tuition, accommodation, travel, living cost stipend and study materials.
  • A climate leadership programme to inspire and support Scholars in making change in their communities and countries.
  • Additional support is offered to scholars with disabilities based on an assessment of needs.

Application timeline 2023/24

23 October 2023 (10am UK time)Applications open
1 December 2023 (5pm UK time)Applicants need to have completed registration to scholarship application site, and completed the eligibility assessment and declaration.
7 December 2023 (5pm UK time)Applications close.
Early February


On-campus (ODL) Interview shortlisting begins; both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified.
Mid to Late February 2024On-campus interviews take place.
By mid MarchOn-campus Interview outcomes will be announced.
March – August  2024Support provided through admission and immigration processes.
September 2024Academic program starts.

How to apply For Edinburgh Global Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

You must qualify academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh. We require that applicants apply for this scholarship before applying to the University.

The Scholars Program will not accept applications submitted outside the online application system.

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section, below, for further details.

If you have any queries regarding the Mastercard Foundation Scholarships, which are not answered in the FAQs, please contact us at: [email protected]

Apply for a Postgraduate Scholarship

Selection Process

The selection process for applications is based on the following criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate that qualifies for admissions to the University of Edinburgh
  • Track record as a transformative leader and service within their community.
  • Quality of application in line with the Scholars Program theme of climate justice.
  • Potential impact on the development of the applicant’s home country.
  • Applicants who have faced  significant barriers to education (social, financial, personal, practical or health related).

For more information: Visit the website for Edinburg Global Mastercard Foundation On-campus Postgraduate Scholarships

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