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Study in UK: 2018 African Students MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme at University of Edinburgh



Applications are currently ongoing for the 2018 African Students MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme at University of Edinburgh. Interested students should see the details below. About Institution The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s ancient universities. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city of Edinburgh, with ... Continue Reading

Application Deadline: 30th November 2017

Applications are currently ongoing for the 2018 African Students MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme at University of Edinburgh. Interested students should see the details below.

About Institution

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s ancient universities. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city of Edinburgh, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university.

The University of Edinburgh was ranked 17th and 21st in the world by the 2014–15 and 2015–16 QS rankings. It is now ranked 19th in the world according to 2016–17 QS Rankings. It is ranked as the 6th best university in Europe by the U.S. News’ Best Global Universities Ranking, and 7th best in Europe by the Times Higher Education Ranking. 

The Research Excellence Framework, a research ranking used by the UK government to determine future research funding, ranked Edinburgh 4th in the UK for research power, and 11th overall with Computer Science and Informatics ranking 15th in the UK. It is ranked 16th in the world in arts and humanities by the 2015–16 Times Higher Education Ranking.

It is ranked the 23rd most employable university in the world by the 2015 Global Employability University Ranking. It is a member of both the Russell Group, and the League of European Research Universities, a consortium of 21 research universities in Europe. It has the third largest endowment of any university in the United Kingdom, after the universities of Cambridge and Oxford.

Scholarship Details

The University of Edinburgh MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme is offering the mastercard scholarships to African students who wants to pursue a bachelors and masters degree in the institution.

The scholarship will provide full scholarships, including accommodation costs, living costs, travel and tuition fees to students taking courses on campus at Edinburgh.

This scholarship is provided to give African scholars the opportunity to become leaders to their communities and improve the lives of people when they get back home [Africa].

Application Deadline: 30th November 2017.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): Scotland, UK

Eligible Field Of Study: 

  • All Undergraduate programmes

Scholarships are available for the following Postgraduate Masters programmes:

  • MSc Africa and International Development
  • MSc Environment and Development
  • MSc Global Health Policy
  • LLM Human Rights
  • MA Product Design
  • MSc Sustainable Energy Systems

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be Africans.
  • Qualify academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh. We prefer that applicants apply to this scholarship BEFORE applying to the University.
  • Be able to demonstrate leadership and service skills to the community.
  • Must also be committed to returning to Africa following their graduation to give back to their home community and country.
  • be able to demonstrate financial needs.

Number of Awardees: 

  • 25 scholarships are available in 2018/2019 for undergraduate programmes
  • 10 scholarships are available in 2018/2019 for Masters programmes

How To Apply: Click here to apply

Scholarship Webpage

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