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2017/2018 University of Toronto MasterCard Foundation Scholarship & Internship for African Students

About 2017/2018 University of Toronto MasterCard Foundation Scholarship & Internship for African Students

Application is currently ongoing for the 2017/2018 University of Toronto MasterCard Foundation Scholarship & Internship for African Students.

2017/2018 University of Toronto MasterCard Foundation Scholarship & Internship for African Students

The University of Toronto and The MasterCard Foundation are pleased to offer The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Toronto. This comprehensive scholarship provides talented yet financially disadvantaged students from Sub-Saharan Africa with access to relevant university education. The Program aims to educate and enable students to contribute to the economic growth and social development of their countries of origin.

Application Deadline

December 10, 2016

Value of Scholarship

If you are selected for the program, the scholarship will provide you with full financial assistance for tuition, travel expenses (including obtaining a passport), housing, food, books and other expenses for the duration of a four-year undergraduate degree.

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.

Eligibility Criteria

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
  • Fulfil 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.

How to Apply

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.

A completed application includes the following components:

  • A completed online application – all applicable sections must be filled out, including contact information, financial information, personal details and responses to essay questions.
  • Financial documents – upload a scanned copy of financial documentation.
  • Transcript – upload a scanned copy of your secondary school transcript and any other academic information.
  • Two references – provide the names and contact details of two individuals who will serve as your referees. We will contact your referees directly and ask them to submit their letter of reference through a secure website.


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  • Afolabi Boluwatife

    please have applied for this MasterCard foundation since last year December before 10th but since then I haven't seen any information on my email.why?

  • Destaw

    Oh That is very good to global responsibility and to bless. i hope it will be success?