2017 MCFS AT University Of Cape Town – See Application Procedure,Eligibility & Deadline

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 2017 MCFS AT University Of Cape Town – See Application Procedure,Eligibility & Deadline

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2017 MCFS AT University Of Cape Town - See Application Procedure,Eligibility & Deadline
2017 MCFS AT University Of Cape Town – See Application Procedure,Eligibility & Deadline

                 

The master card foundation in collaboration with University of Capetown(UCT) to provide undergraduate and postgraduate scholarship for international students.



This scholarship will enable students receive mentoring, leadership development, academic and life skills support.


This scholarship covers Full tuition fees, Accommodation, An economy class air ticket to Cape Town South Africa, Medical fees, Meals, book allowance, Living stipend and Access to an internship opportunity.


Eligibility


– Applicants be citizens of a Sub-Saharan African country including Nigeria.


– Applicants must have received an offer of place at UCT.


– Applicants must be from an economically disadvantaged background.


– Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need and leadership potential.


Application Process


Applicants must first apply for an Undergraduate or postgraduate program at the University of Cape Town for academic study and placement.

Postgraduate and Undergraduate Application

After applying for a postgraduate or undergraduate course at UCT, Applicants are advised to apply for UCT Scholarship

Application Deadline

The application deadline for this scholarship is on 30th September 2017

Undergraduate Scholarship Webpage

Postgraduate Scholarship Webpage

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UCT

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The MasterCard Foundation has partnered with the University of Cape Town (UCT) to provide 338 scholarships over 10 years to academically talented yet economically disadvantaged students from Sub-Saharan Africa for study at UCT.

The Scholars Program is a $700 million initiative to educate young people – particularly from Africa – to lead change and make a positive social impact in their communities. Scholars will receive comprehensive scholarships, academic support, peer mentorship, career guidance, internship opportunities, transition-to-work support and access to a global alumni network.
Over the 10-year period (2014 – 2024), sixty students will be awarded scholarships to complete an undergraduate qualification and 240 students will be awarded support to obtain qualifications at Honours (as of 2016) and Masters level. In order to be considered for the scholarship, applicants must meet all the eligibility criteria, including the admission criteria for their chosen course of study at UCT.
The scholarship’s tenure is for the full period of the academic program for which the Undergraduate Scholar has enrolled, with the second and subsequent years dependent on satisfactory academic progress and co-curricular involvement.
Tenure for the Honours level scholarships is one year. For Masters level the scholarships tenure is two years, dependent on academic progress and co-curricular participation of the Scholar.

How to apply for a MasterCard Foundation scholarship at UCT

Undergraduates

Application Procedure
  1. In order to apply for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, applicants must first apply to the UCT for academic study and placement.
  2. At the point of selection, the applicant should have a conditional/firm offer from the University of Cape Town
  3. The following required supporting documents must be attached/uploaded to the undergraduate scholarship application form: 
    • Certified copy of Identity Document, Passport or Refugee Papers
    • Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) of no more than two (2) A4 pages using the following points as context:
      • Participation in Extra-Curricular Activities
      • Skills and Interests
      • Academic and/or Professional Experience 
    • Certified copies of all Secondary education transcripts
    • Applicants will be required to produce translated copies of all academic transcripts where English is not the primary language
    • 2 Academic Referee Reports
    • Academic referee reports must be presented in the English language
    • Referees may attach additional pages or documentation in support of the recommendation on the official institutional letterhead with original signature, stamp and date in support of the applicant
    • Applicants’ are required to submit an essay of no more than 2000 words using the following points as context:
      • In which ways do you envisage contributing to the economic growth and social development of your country and Africa on completion of your studies, using your education as leverage?
      • Explain any community service activities you have been involved in.
      • List the qualities that, for you, define leadership and elaborate on leadership initiatives that you have undertaken.
  4. Shortlisted applicants will be notified and will be required to submit documentary evidence of the information provided on the scholarship application form
  5. The submission of incomplete and / or late scholarship applications will not be accepted and will be cancelled. Such applicants will not be considered for selection of scholarships.
  6. To apply for a MasterCard Foundation scholarship, please refer to the full guidelines for undergraduate applicants.
  7. Alternatively, request information on how to apply for a MasterCard Foundation scholarship from The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program: Recruitment and Peer Mentor Officer at info_mcfsp@uct.ac.za (telephone number +27 (0)21 650 5923 / 3601).


Postgraduates

Application Procedure
  1. In order to apply for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, applicants must first apply to the UCT for academic study and placement
  2. At the point of selection, the applicant should have a conditional/firm offer from the University of Cape Town
  3. The following required supporting documents must be attached/uploaded to the postgraduate Master’s scholarship application form: 
    • Certified copy of Identity Document, Passport or Refugee Papers
    • Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) of no more than two (2) A4 pages using the following points as context:
      • Participation in Extra-Curricular Activities
      • Skills and Interests
      • Academic and/or Professional Experience 
    • Proof of Registration for the current degree (if currently registered)
    • Certified copies of all Secondary education transcripts
    • Applicants will be required to produce translated copies of all academic transcripts where English is not the primary language
    • 2 Academic Referee Reports
    • Academic referee reports must be presented in the English language
    • Referees may attach additional pages or documentation in support of the recommendation on the official institutional letterhead with original signature, stamp and date in support of the applicant
    • Certified copies of all current and previous Tertiary education transcripts 
    • Applicants’ are required to submit an essay of no more than 2000 words using the following points as context:
      • In which ways do you envisage contributing to the economic growth and social development of your country and Africa on completion of your studies, using your education as leverage?
      • Explain any community service activities you have been involved in.
      • List the qualities that, for you, define leadership and elaborate on leadership initiatives that you have undertaken.
  4. Shortlisted applicants will be notified and will be required to submit documentary evidence of the information provided on the scholarship application form
  5. The submission of incomplete and / or late scholarship applications will not be accepted and will be cancelled. Such applicants will not be considered for selection of scholarships.
  6. To apply for a MasterCard Foundation scholarship, please refer to the full guidelines for postgraduate applicants
  7. Alternatively, request information on how to apply for a MasterCard Foundation scholarship from The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program: Recruitment and Peer Mentor Officer at info_mcfsp@uct.ac.za (telephone number +27 (0)21 650 5923 / 3601).


The University of Cape Town and The MasterCard Foundation reserve the right to cancel incomplete and/or late applications, to effect changes to the conditions of the scholarships or to make no awards at all.

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