University of Cambridge Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme 2024/2025 for Young Africans (Fully Funded)

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme at the University of Cambridge is pleased to announce that applications for the 2024/2025 academic year are now open.

The programme at the University of Cambridge is designed to provide talented students from Africa with fully-funded opportunities to complete their master’s training, grow in transformative leadership, and contribute to climate resilience and sustainability in Africa and the world at large.

The programme offers scholarships which span the full range of disciplines in Cambridge except for the following business courses: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Corporate Law (MCL), and Master of Finance (MFin).

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship you Must  be a citizen of an African country,

⦁ Must be ordinarily resident in an African country unless you can show temporary absence for study/work with an intention to return, or unless you have been displaced.

⦁Must be applying for a Master’s course of up to one year in length, at the University of Cambridge.

Application Process

 The Application process commences with an application for admission to the University of Cambridge via the course directory, to be completed by the funding deadline of the course.

The application for funding is embedded in the course application process. 

 As part of the application process, prospective scholars will be required to provide a supplementary statement that indicates their personal commitment to contributing to climate-resilient and sustainable futures for Africa.


  • The deadline for submitting applications for funding is the 5th of December 2023 for courses with a 5th of December deadline and 5th of January 2024 for courses with a 5th of January deadline.
  • When making an application, pay close attention to the funding deadline.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the  University of Cambridge Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme 2024/2025

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