Mastercard Foundation Scholarship 2021

Deadline: 31 May, 2021

Applications are now open for the 2021/2022 Mastercard Foundation Scholarship at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

The Mastercard scholarship programme provides academically talented young people, who are economically disadvantaged, in Ghana and Africa with access to quality university education.

The programme offers an opportunity for its scholars to receive holistic training that empowers them to be change leaders.


  • Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation allowance and a full-year monthly stipend)
  • Counselling support services
  • Career development services (including industrial mentorship, career guidance, professional development, and enterprise development, amongst others)
  • Regular group meetings with other scholars that focus on personal and professional development opportunities and activities tailored to build societal relationships and scholars’ capacity.
  • Continued academic support through academic mentoring, virtual learning and tutoring
  • Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community services and mentoring
  • Uniquely sourced internships with industry for professional development
  • The prestige of becoming part of the growing family of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Alumni and networking with the Global Scholars Community


  • Open to young people in Ghana and Africa
  • All applicants must have WASSCE, GBCE, ABCE, GCE O’level or GCE A’level or equivalent results from an accredited/recognised institution and certificate must meet KNUST’s admission requirements
  • Applicant’s result must be at least a year old
  • Applicant must demonstrate critical economic needs
  • Applicant must have proven records of leadership and community engagement(s)
  • Priority shall be given to female applicants, displaced persons (certified refugees, internally displaced persons, etc.) and persons with disability
  • Applicant must not be enroled in any tertiary institution

To apply and for more information, click here.

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