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Makerere University-MasterCard Foundation 2017 Scholarships For Africans

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda through the MasterCard Foundation is providing scholarship opportunities to young Africans who are economically disadvantaged to pursue undergraduate studies at the university.

Up to 256 scholarships will be awarded to national and international students applying to study in the university for 2017/2018 academic session in the following academic fields;  Agriculture, Veterinary medicine, ICT, Health Sciences, Technology and Engineering, Law and Human rights and Business and Financial Management.

Young female students are advised to apply as 229 scholarship slots will be awarded to females and 27 to males.

Scholarship Value: Full scholarship

Duration of Scholarship: The scholarship lasts all through your undergraduate programme.

Who Can Apply? 

-Must be citizens of an African country and from an economically disadvantaged background

-Must apply to study at Makerere university for the 2017/2018 academic session

-Should not be holders of any other scholarship

-Should not have completed any undergraduate or diploma programme

-The applicant should exhibit academic excellence in either Sciences or Arts with a minimum of 15 points for boys and 13 points for girls at UACE for Ugandans, and two principal passes in relevant subjects for international applicants. Those who studied sciences have an added advantage.

-The applicant must demonstrate leadership skills, commitment to social betterment and giving back to their communities.

How to Apply:

The scholarship application forms can be obtained at Makerere University, Senate Building Level 4, Room 402, (NO FEE IS REQUIRED).

Visit the The MasterCard Foundation Scholars website on or Visit the University website at to download the scholarship application form.

Completed application forms are to be submitted to Makerere University, Senate Building Level 4, Room 402, (NO FEE IS REQUIRED).

If you wish to send your completed application form via email, scan and send as an attachment to: [email protected] ensure the scanned copy is clearly legible.

NOTE: No payment is required at any point in the application process.

For further enquiries call: +256 414 542470

Application Deadline:

The deadline is Friday 28th April 2017 at 5:00pm

For more information, visit the official scholarship official page.


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    Thought i’d comment as I think this is a great share thanks.

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