Apply: KNUST/MasterCard Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 01 May, 2020

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme at KNUST provides academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa with access to quality university education. The programme offers an opportunity for its scholars to receive holistic training that empowers them to be change leaders. The programme offers an array of services, including mentorship, cultural transition, community engagement and transition to employment opportunities, which will further the goal of social and economic transformation of Africa.


  • Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation and monthly stipend)
  • Counselling support services
  • Career development services (including industrial mentorship, career guidance, professional development, enterprise development amongst others)
  • Regular group meetings with other scholars that focus on personal and professional development opportunities and activities tailored to build societal relationships and scholars’ capacity
  • Continued academic support through academic mentoring, virtual learning and tutoring
  • Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community services and mentoring


For the 2020/2021 academic year, the opportunity is open to:

  • Applicants, who are certificate ready, with WASSCE or GBCE or ABCE or GCE O level and A level or equivalent results from an accredited institution that meets KNUST’s admission requirements (no awaiting results candidate will be accepted; applicant’s result must be at least a year old)
  • The applicant must demonstrate that they have critical economic needs
  • The applicant must have a proven record of leadership and community engagement
  • The applicant must be prepared to go back and give back to their community

Priority will be given to female applicants, displaced persons (certified refugees, internally displaced persons etc.) and persons with disability.

To apply and for more information, click here.

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