The University of Toronto, Canada partner with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to offer Undergraduate scholarships for sub-Saharan African Students
Eligible Field of Study:
First-entry undergraduate programs in either the Faculty of Arts and Science or the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
If you are a student from Sub-Saharan Africa who has demonstrated your academic talent, are personally committed to giving back to your country, yet face significant economic barriers, then you are invited to apply to The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.
The University of Toronto and The MasterCard Foundation are pleased to offer The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Toronto to develop Africa’s next generation of leaders.
Thanks to the Foundation’s visionary support, U of T can now provide 67 African students with one of the world’s top-ranked educations—in one of the world’s most multi-cultural cities. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program opens up boundless opportunities for young Africans from economically disadvantaged communities, but with academic talent, potential to lead, and motivation to make a difference. As U of T graduates and global citizens, they will return to Africa with the tools to change lives within their communities and across borders.
Scholarship Offered Since: 2013/2014 academic year
Scholarship Type: Undergraduate Scholarships for African students
Selection Criteria and Eligibility
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is open to you if you are a resident and citizen 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:
Please note that both academic and English requirements differ based on the country and educational system you are coming from.
Number of Scholarships: 67 scholarships will be offered throughout the life of the program
Value of Scholarship
If selected, you will receive a scholarship equivalent to the costs related to attaining a Bachelor’s degree, including travel, tuition, textbooks, housing, food, and living expenses. You will also receive financial, academic, social, and post-graduation support which will enable you to build experiences and competencies critical for academic success.
Duration of Scholarship: for a four-year undergraduate degree
Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan Africa
To be taken at (country): University of Toronto. Canada
Application Deadline: 10 December 2015
Offered annually? Yes for the next 10 years
How to Apply
To apply for the scholarship and for admission, you must submit an online application.
A completed application includes the following components: