Apply Now - University of California Berkeley MasterCard Scholarship Program in USA for African Masters Students


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MasterCard Foundation Scholarship at UC Berkeley

Course(s) Offered: All fields
Provider: MasterCard Foundation
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
At the University of California Berkeley, the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program will provide holistic support – financial, academic, social, and career counseling – to 113 students from Sub-Saharan Africa from 2012 to 2020. 

UC Berkeley will receive $30 million in funding over these 8 years as part of the MFSP for students from Africa wishing to study its Undergraduate or Master’s degrees.

As an eight year program from 2012 to 2020, the undergraduate recruitment phase for 2017 onwards has now ended. The UC Berkeley MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program will continue to recruit Graduate Scholars for two-year degree programs that begin in Fall 2017 and Fall 2018.

    Eligible groups
    Citizens of Sub-Saharan African countries (i.e. EXCLUDING North Africa)

    Participating Institutions
    University of California, Berkeley, USA

    Fields of study
    UC Berkeley offers the following Master's programs:
    • Architecture (M.Arch)
    • Art (MFA)
    • Business Administration (MBA)*
    • City & Regional Planning (MCP)
    • Development Practice (MDP)
    • Education (DMS, EMST, or MUSE)
    • Energy & Resources (ERG)
    • Engineering (M.Eng, MS)
      • Master of Engineering (M.Eng), various concentrations
      • Master of Science Civil and Environmental Engineering (MS)
      • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (MS)
      • Mechanical Engineering (MS)
    • Folklore (MA)
    • Journalism (MJ)
    • Information Management & Systems (MIMS)
    • Public Health (MPH), various concentrations
    • Public Policy (MPP)
    • Social Welfare (MSW)
    **Please note that PhD and doctoral programs do not qualify for the Scholarship.

    Number of awards
    Several (up to 113) will be given throughout the period of this award

    Sponsorship duration
    The award will last for the whole period of study

    Scholarship benefits
    This is a FULL scholarship award covering all costs related to the studies. Over an eight year period, the Mastercard Scholars Program will bring 113 students from Africa to UC Berkeley for undergraduate and master’s degrees.

    The Program is designed to provide holistic support, including:
    • Comprehensive scholarships (school fees, living expenses, books, stipends, transportation).
    • Mentoring and counselling including emotional and academic support.
    • Service and experiential learning (volunteerism, internships, entrepreneurship, ICT).
    • Transition support into higher education or the workforce in Africa.
    • Alumni network of next-generation leaders committed to service.

    PLEASE NOTE:
    Administered out of the Center for African Studies, the MFSP program at the University of California, Berkeley is supported by a broad cross-section of functional and disciplinary units on campus including the Division of Student Affairs, Undergraduate Admissions, the Graduate Division, the Berkeley International Office, and the International House.
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