Thursday, April 28, 2016

University of Edinburgh Scholarship

Scholarship Highlights
All applications must be submitted no later than 1st June 2016
Scholarship available for undergraduate, postgraduate and online
60 postgraduate masters scholarships available

The scholarships will be awarded to students who are residents and citizens of a Sub-Saharan African country 

About the Program
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Edinburgh supports Africans from economically disadvantaged communities to study at the University of Edinburgh. Through the generous support of the Foundation, Scholars will be provided with the opportunity to become leaders within their communities and to improve the lives of countless more when they return home to Africa.

The Program at the University of Edinburgh
At the University of Edinburgh, the seven year programme will support 200 of the brightest and best students from Africa, from disadvantaged backgrounds who have a commitment to give back to their communities. It will provide full scholarships, including accommodation costs, living costs, travel and tuition fees to 80 undergraduate students and 60 postgraduate students taking courses on campus at Edinburgh. 60 Scholars from other MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program institutions will also benefit from participating in a number of online distance learning Masters programmes offered by the University of Edinburgh.
As well as receiving an excellent education at one of the top ranked universities in the world, undergraduate Scholars will:
  • Participate in UK and Africa based Summer Schools
  • Complete a course on African development
  • Engage in a volunteering project in their home country
  • Undertake a work-based placement in the UK; and
  • Receive an outduction course on their return to their home country.
Following their graduation, around 50% of our undergraduate Scholars will then be supported to complete distance learning Masters degrees after their return to Africa.  
Postgraduate masters Scholars will:
  • Complete six courses followed by the production of a dissertation 
  • Participate in a retreat designed to nurture leadership skills
  • Attend a short Summer School based in Africa; and 
  • Undertake an internship which will include reflective learning.
Online distance Masters Scholars will:
  • Undertake a range of online distance Masters degrees which will be available to 60 Scholars from other MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program institutions.

How to Apply:

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Contact: Scholarship and Financial Support Team
Work: +44 (0)131 651 4070

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