About the program

Do you have what it takes to be a Mastercard Foundation Scholar? The University of Cape Town is looking for the next generation of leaders to join this unique scholarship program.

Until 2024, over 400 African students will be awarded full scholarships to UCT as part of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

The initiative provides students with a top-level education, as well as leadership and career development, mentorship and access to a global alumni network.

Learn how you can join us and help make positive change in our communities.

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are now open

Applications for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarships at UCT for the 2024 academic year are now open until 31 July 2023.

Application deadlines for postgraduate programmes can be confirmed with the relevant faculty office.

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Our Scholars make time to grow and give back while studying in Cape Town. Get to know what our Scholars are up to in the Mother City.

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