MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2016

Deadlines: December 10, 2015


If you are selected, you will receive a scholarship equivalent to the costs of attaining a Bachelor's degree, including...

  • Travel (including obtaining a passport),

  • Tuition,

  • Textbooks,

  • Housing,

  • Food and living expenses.

  • You will also receive financial, academic, social and post-graduation support which will enable you to gain the experiences and skills you need to succeed.


If you're a student from Sub-Saharan Africa who has demonstrated academic talent and a personal commitment to giving back to your country, but you face significant economic barriers to higher education? This is your opportunity to apply to the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.

The program includes two unpaid internships. The first will take place in the Toronto area for three months during your second summer to provide local practical work experience and skills. The second internship will take place in Africa during your third summer.

The Foundation's website is here.


The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is open to students who are residents and citizens of a Sub-Saharan Africa country. You must be a first-time applicant to the University of Toronto who has not yet begun university study elsewhere. If you are a transfer student, you are not eligible for the program.

In order to be eligible, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a resident and a graduating high school student of a country within Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Demonstrate financial need correspondent to that of the lowest two quintiles of your country

  • Have very strong academic results within your school system

  • Have a record of leadership and extracurricular involvement

  • Maintain a strong desire to return to Africa to assist and work towards enhanced regional socioeconomic development

  • Be graduating from a recognized secondary school, or have completed the necessary academic requirements

  • Fulfill the necessary English requirements (dependent on country)

Please note that both academic and English requirements differ based on the country and educational system you are coming from.

Get a full picture of how this works HERE.


This scholarship opportunity is available for first-entry undergraduate programs in either the Faculty of Arts & Science or the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the St. George campus.

Applications for the the 2016-2017 academic year are now open!  To apply for the scholarship and for admission, you must submit an online application.

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