Fully Funded Mastercard Foundation Scholarship for African students at the University of Cambridge – UK 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024/2025 Mastercard Foundation Scholarship at the University of Cambridge. The scholarship is fully funded by the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, to support African students pursuing a master’s degree program at the University of Cambridge.

The program at the University of Cambridge is designed to provide talented students from Africa with fully funded opportunities to complete their master’s training, grow in transformative leadership, and contribute to climate resilience and sustainability in Africa and the world at large.

The program offers scholarships that span across disciplines in Cambridge, except for the following business courses: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Corporate Law (MCL), Master of Finance (MFin).


  • Master’s Degree

Targeted Countries

  • Africa students


  • United Kingdom


Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

  • Applicant must be a citizen of an African country.
  • Applicant must be ordinarily resident in an African country unless you can show temporary absence for study/work with an intention to return or unless you have been displaced.
  • Applicant must be applying for a master’s course of up to one year in length at the University of Cambridge.

Benefits of the Scholarship

Qualified applicants will be eligible for a fully funded scholarship that includes:

  • Free Tuition Fees
  • Accommodation
  • Monthly Stipends
  • Airfare Tickets



The application for funding is embedded in the course application process. As part of the application process, prospective scholars will be required to provide a supplementary statement that indicates their personal commitment to contributing to climate-resilient and sustainable futures for Africa.

How to Apply for the Scholarship

Applicants are required to submit their application online, and the application process commences with an application for admission to the University of Cambridge via the course directory, to be completed by the funding deadline of the course.

For any application-related inquiries, please check the FAQ section of the website. If the response to your query is not resolved from the available responses, please submit a request.

For further information about the scholarship application process, kindly CLICK HERE to visit the official webpage.


5th January, 2024.