Mastercard Foundation Scholars

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2019 (At Makerere University)

Makerere University entered into a partnership with the MasterCard Foundation back in 2014 to offer scholars to 1000 bright youth from Africa to study at Makerere University.

The MasterCard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. As one of the largest private foundations its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. 

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University 2019

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program aims at developing the next generation of African leaders and also to promote the strategic objectives of Makerere University and The MasterCard Foundation in contributing to Africas higher education sector and development.

The program recruits both national and international scholars at the ratio of 90:10 respectively and female and male scholars at the ratio of 80:20 respectively.

Makerere University is now pleased to announce 455 undergraduate scholarship opportunities (388 young women and 67 young men) for national (89%) and international (11%) students joining the University for academic year 2019/2020.


The MasterCard Foundation Scholars receive holistic support as shown below:

  • Tuition and functional fees
  • Laptops, books, and other learning materials
  • Accommodation, bedding’s and meals
  • Medical insurance
  • Stipend
  • Transport to and from home
  • Psycho-social and mentor-ship


  • Must be admitted to study at Makerere University main campus in the academic year 2019/2020. This means that in order to fit within the Makerere University admission guidelines, all Scholarship applicants should endeavor to apply for admission when Makerere University advertises for private sponsorship.
  • Must be from an economically disadvantaged background, and a citizen of any country in Africa.
  • Should exhibit academic excellence in either Sciences or Arts with a minimum of 11 points for young women and 15 Points for young men obtained in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (U.A.C.E) or its equivalent from 2016, 2017, and 2018.
  • Must demonstrate leadership potential and commitment to social betterment.
  • Must have a record of community service.
  • Should not be a holder of any other Scholarship.
  • Should not have completed any Diploma or Undergraduate studies.
  • Should not be a registered student of any university or tertiary institution.

How to Apply

Applicants should download, print and fill the scholarship application forms in the link below and send to or

Click here to download

Deadline: 10th May 2019


53 thoughts on “The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2019 (At Makerere University)

  1. Miiro Eric on Reply

    I’m really so privileged, I’ve been praying to God for such an opportunity… And now I’ve got it, got to use it well!!!
    Thank you so much for this information…. Thank you #mastercard

  2. ISAIAH on Reply

    Hello , i am already a 3rd year doing veterinary medicine in Makerere university ,can i also benefit rather than drop out altogether.?

  3. piurac jalusene eugene on Reply

    i am eugene piurac a ugandan , 35 years old and married .I studied
    upto A-level in DR.Congo.
    I am awere that you esteem organisation grants scholarship for the
    worthy and needy students .
    I therefore would like to apply for the schorlaship as i am
    financially week but have a lot of interest within me to persue my
    education degree from a well known university like
    I would be obliged if you would go through my application to see that
    i have had a successfull school career.
    I hope that you will give me a positive response after careful examination

    Thanking you in advance
    eugene piurac

  4. Marvin Solitarian Yiacia on Reply

    I really thank you for this exciting opportunity. I feel much more confident to apply under this programme. Be blessed.

  5. Hamna Nuru on Reply

    Please also consider those with diplomas and sponsor them for bachelor’s, they want but can’t afford tuition for the level thanx

  6. Dayo Jane 0772837727 on Reply

    I am worried about the criteria that shall be used to select these students coz such opportunities are got by well of families since they have enough exposure and some being very close to the officials working there how shall this problem be handled?

  7. Diploma Benard on Reply

    Am need of advancing in Automotive technology fast class certificate from Nakawa voctional institution

  8. KUTEESA JOSHUA on Reply

    This is really a good opportunity in helping Ugandan students and Africa at large.
    I am so grateful because i have already applied for mastercard foundation this year 2019 undergraduate.
    Thank you for a heart of love. This is really a life time testimony to build the future of many students like me: KUTEESA JOSHUA U2113/501 for academic excellence at Makerere University. I am glad because this gives me motivation to have a heart of love and have a great positive impact to develope Uganda, my country.


    I send my sincere thanks to the stakeholders of this fantastic foundation and am very glad to find that i have already submitted my forms but due to my weak financial status am looking forward to paying for makerere admission before the deadline!! Big thanks for being part of our lives, all my eyes are on you and i believe am gonna be successful because i have good results . Amen

  10. Nabwire Josephine on Reply

    i got 10pts and have 3 principle pass and and 2 points in Gp and Submath(c3) can i apply 4 are business course

    1. Okuja Samuel Amai on Reply

      Special Thanks Goes To All The Stake Holders Of MasterCard International Foundation……..Thanks For The Great Opportunity……I Pray To God That I May Make It For The Schorlarship.

  11. Okuja Samuel Amai on Reply

    I Got 16points 1.History(5) 2.Entrepreneurship(6) 3.Economics(3) 4.GP(1) 5.Sub MTC(1)……..Am Praying For Your Consideration.

  12. Akuno modesta Racheal on Reply

    I pray for your consideration to join your family though I got below the needed requirement please I pray

  13. NAHABWE PROSSY on Reply

    May the good Lord bless you people because of showing mercy to the poor like me.blessed are those who help the poor ,they shall live for long.

  14. Acen Dianah on Reply

    hullo,am Acen Dianah thank God for mastercard,i got 12points butmy former sponsors can nolonger afford to help me,please helpme ,i already applied for mastercard,please i need your help for tuition,God bless you

  15. Acen Dianah on Reply

    hi,i cant stop praying that God may bless the mastercard founders as they bless the needy,longlive mastercard.I pray i benefit.

  16. Ayiorwoth Anna on Reply

    I really thank God for MasterCard foundation. I believe the scholars bring greater change in the world! Thank you

  17. WASAJJA FRANK on Reply

    Thanks so much master card foundation, i real hope there is an opportunity for me even-though i haven’t gotten any feed back at the time please am praying hard that one day this chance unveils for me please. i am optimistic friends…………….. MAY GOD BLESS YOU

  18. ahimbisibwe gerald on Reply

    all i can say is that Madam REETA ROY will never be forgotten and what we learnt will be put to work and action#mastercardfoundation

  19. Peter Tuwine Matata on Reply

    Hello my name is Peter Twine Matata I am a South Sudanese refugee in West Nile, Uganda I just want to enquire whether the same scholarship will be there next year because this year (2020) I am in form 6.
    Thank u

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