Makerere University entered into a partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to offer scholars to 1000 bright youth from Africa to study at Makerere University from 2013 to 2024.
A project worth US$21 million is being implemented at Makerere University with the aim of developing the next generation of African leaders and also to promote the strategic objectives of Makerere University and The MasterCard Foundation in contributing to Africa’s higher education sector and development.
The Program recruits both nation and international Scholars at the ratio of 90:10 respectively and female and male scholars at the ratio of 80:20 respectively.
The Scholars under The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University receive holistic support as shown below:
Tuition and functional fees
Laptops, books, and other learning materials
Accommodation, bedding’s and meals
Transport to and from home
Psycho-social and mentor-ship
Capacity building in leadership, communication, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, gender, and human rights.
Applicants must be accepted for a course of study at Makerere University before submitting an application for The MasterCard Foundation scholarship.
In order to be considered for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University;
Both males and females are eligible. 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.
Return to their home areas and 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 all African countries.
Wanting to study at undergraduate level at Makerere University
Applying to study in the preferred fields of Agriculture, Veterinary medicine, ICT, Health Sciences, Technology and Engineering, Law and Human rights and Business and Financial Management at Makerere University.
All prospective Scholars must first be admitted to Makerere University to be considered for the Scholarship.