Mastercard Foundation Scholars

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2020 (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. 

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University 2020

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.


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


  • 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.

How to Apply

Applicants should download and complete the Scholarship Application Forms in the link below;

Click here to download application form

Submit completed Application Forms to the address above. If submitting by email as an attachment, ensure the scanned copy of the scholarship application form is clearly legible and send to and

Deadline: 30th June 2020


6 thoughts on “The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2020 (At Makerere University)

    1. Loumfoumfou on Reply

      Cette université est l’une des meilleures en Afrique et dans le monde faire un cursus en Master Physique est important pour approfondir mes connaissances dans la recherche

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