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American University of Beirut MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program 2019/2020 for Sub-Saharan African Students

American University of Beirut MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program are running Masters Scholarships for students in Sub-saharan Africa 2019/2020.

Application Deadline: 18th March, 2019

Offered Annually: Yes

About the Award: American University of Beirut (AUB) and The MasterCard Foundation have partnered to provide scholarships to students at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS).  This $9 million scholarship program will enable young adults who are sensitive to their communities’ concerns and proactive in their environment to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health or Medical Laboratory Sciences at AUB. In addition to full scholarships and living expenses, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at AUB will benefit from intensive preparatory courses, mentoring, career counselling, and internships at institutions and organizations relevant to their field of study. A give-back component is incorporated into the program, which allows students to contribute to their communities through several volunteer projects and activities.

Eligibility:

Graduate scholarships are open to:
  1. Nationals of Africa
  2. Nationals of Lebanon
  3. R​​​efugee and displaced living in Lebanon
Undergraduate scholarships are open to nationals of Lebanon or refugee and displaced living in Lebanon
Selection and admission are based on:
  • Academic promise
  • Financial disadvantage
  • Leadership potential
  • Desire to give back and go back to one’s community

Program Benefits: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars will be offered:

  1. Full tuition scholarships
  2. Accommodation
  3. Books and computer
  4. Living expenses
  5. Medical insurance
  6. Intensive preparatory courses and SAT courses (as needed)
  7. Close supervision and academic support
  8. Community engagement opportunities

How to Apply: 

  • Complete  the AUB Online Graduate Application Form after creating an account.
  • Upload supporting documents as per the requirements indicated on the online application.
  • If residing in Lebanon (Lebanese and non-Lebanese), fill out t​he online Graduate Financial Application specific to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (available here) by March 18, 2019.
  • If applying from Africa, fill out the online Graduate Financial Application specific to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (available here) by March 18, 2019.​

Visit the Scholarship Webpage for Details

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