Saturday, 14 October 2017

MasterCard Foundation Scholarship For African Students@ University of Edinburgh


Brief Description: This is to inform that application is required for scholarship in university of Edinburgh from international Students especially African countries. The University of Edinburgh MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme will provide 80 undergraduate and 120 postgraduate African students with full scholarships over the next seven years. Students will receive comprehensive support to remove barriers to study in Edinburgh and they will benefit from extracurricular course elements including summer schools and internships to build their abilities and make a difference to their home countries and communities on their return.
The University of Edinburgh (abbreviated as Edin. in post-nominals), founded in 1582,is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city of Edinburgh, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university.

The University of Edinburgh was ranked 17th and 21st in the world by the 2014–15 and 2015–16 QS rankings. It is now ranked 19th in the world according to 2016–17 QS Rankings. It is ranked as the 6th best university in Europe by the U.S. News' Best Global Universities Ranking, and 7th best in Europe by the Times Higher Education Ranking. The Research Excellence Framework, a research ranking used by the UK government to determine future research funding, ranked Edinburgh 4th in the UK for research power, and 11th overall with Computer Science and Informatics ranking 15th in the UK. It is ranked 16th in the world in arts and humanities by the 2015–16 Times Higher Education Ranking. It is ranked the 23rd most employable university in the world by the 2015 Global Employability University Ranking.It is a member of both the Russell Group, and the League of European Research Universities, a consortium of 21 research universities in Europe. It has the third largest endowment of any university in the United Kingdom, after the universities of Cambridge and Oxford.
Application Deadline: 30th November 2017.

Country of Study: Scotland, UK

Level Of Study: To pursue Undergraduates and Masters programs

Courses Available For Masters Programs
  • MSc Africa and International Development
  • MSc Environment and Development
  • MSc Global Health Policy
  • LLM Human Rights
  • MA Product Design
  • MSc Sustainable Energy Systems
Countries Eligible to Apply: African countries

Benefits of the Scholarship: It include full scholarships, including accommodation costs, living costs, travel and tuition fees to students taking courses on campus at Edinburgh.

Further Criteria to be Eligible:

  • You must qualify academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh. We prefer that applicants apply to this scholarship BEFORE applying to the University. Please see section on applying below for more information;
  • You must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country, whose personal circumstances would make accepting an offer from the University of Edinburgh difficult.  Applications from Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe are particularly welcome;
  • You must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within your community; and
  • You are able to present economically disadvantaged circumstances and be able to show that you lack financial means from family or other sources to pursue post-secondary (university) education in your home country or elsewhere.

Instruction on How to Apply
All applicants must apply for the scholarship first through our online application form and, if successful, will be assisted in the process of applying for admission to the University.
It is important to go through application instructions on the Scholarship Webpage (See Link below) before applying.

Interested Candidate Should Apply through the Scholarshiplink

NB: The interview will be done via video or phone during February and March 2018 while successful students will start September 2018



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