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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST Ghana 2022-2023

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (MCFSP at KNUST)

Our goal is to raise the next generation of ethical and transformative leaders who would influence positive forward-looking changes in their respective home countries specifically and on the African Continent as a whole.

MCFSP at KNUST provides comprehensive scholarships for access to quality university education to QUALIFIED academically talented, yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa.

About MasterCard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. All people, no matter where their starting point in life, should have an equal chance to succeed. We believe that with access to education, financial services, and skills training, people can have that chance. Our focus is helping economically disadvantaged young people in Africa to find opportunities to move themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty to a better life.... read more... read more


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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program


Aim and Benefits of Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

  • 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 (Go-back Give- Back),
  • 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.

Requirements for Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Qualification

  1. At the time of application, all prospective candidates must have in their possession, a genuine and valid WASSCE or GBCE or ABCE or GCE O ‘Level & A ‘Level or their equivalent results from an accredited/recognized institutions. Applicant’s results must not be more than five years old.
  2. The candidates must further meet KNUST’s Admission Requirements. The scholarship is awarded contingent on the premise that the applicant is successfully admitted into a program at KNUST.
  3. For admission into KNUST Ghanaian applicants need to purchase an E voucher for the purpose and fill the application for admission whenever the online portal opens - (HERE!) international applicants are instructed to visit the same address and select the option for International students only.
  4. NO AWAITING RESULTS candidate will be processed for the scholarship.
  5. The Applicant must demonstrate that he/she has Critical Economic Needs.
  6. The Applicant must have Proven Records of Leadership and Community Engagement(s).
  7. Priority shall be given to:
  • Females
  • Displaced Persons (Certified Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, etc.)
  • Persons with Disability
  1. The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community.
  2. The Applicant must NOT be enrolled in any tertiary institution.


Application Deadline

June 30, 2022


How to Apply

  1. Eligible candidates for the scholarship can apply by downloading the application form (HERE!)
  2. The scholarship application form is free and has a feature of a “2022” watermark.
  3. Qualified applicants should apply for the scholarship as soon as they can. Do not wait until admissions are opened at KNUST.
  4. Completed application forms must be sent via courier mail (Eg. EMS, DHL, Fedex, UPS) to the address below;

The Program Manager

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST

Africa Hall Road, Impact Building

PMB KNUST,

Kumasi, Ghana.

2022 APPLICATION DEADLINE: ON OR BEFORE TUESDAY, 30TH JUNE, 2022.

PS: Whereas the staggered interviews will begin in May 2022, any application arriving after 30th June, 2022 shall not be processed.

International Applicants Should Note and attach copies of their original certificates of their results or their equivalent results.

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