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University of Toronto MasterCard Foundation Scholarship+Internship 2017/2018 for African Students – Canada

The University of Toronto MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme  is offering Undergraduate scholarships to sub-Saharan African Students for 2017/2018 academic session.

Application Deadline: 10 December 2016 | Offered annually? Yes for the next 10 years

Eligible Field of Study: First-entry undergraduate programs in either the Faculty of Arts and Science or the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

About ScholarshipUniversity of Toronto Canada: 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 Programme.

The University of Toronto MasterCard Foundation are pleased to offer The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme 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 Programme 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.

Offered Since:  2013/2014 academic year

Type: Undergraduate Scholarships for African students

Selection Criteria and Eligibility: The Toronto MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme 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 for the Toronto MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme, you must:

  • be a resident and a graduating high school student of a country within Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • demonstrate financial need correspondent to that of the lowest two quintiles of your country;
  • have very strong academic results within your school system;
  • have a record of leadership and extracurricular involvement;
  • maintain a strong desire to return to Africa to assist and work towards enhanced regional socioeconomic development;
  • be graduating from a recognized secondary school, or have completed the necessary academic requirements; and
  • fulfill the necessary English requirements (dependent on country);

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.
  • Internships: The program includes two unpaid internships. The first will take place in the Toronto area for three months during your second summer to provide local practical work experience and skills. The second internship will take place in Africa during your third summer.
  • There will be funding available to help you with the cost of a passport. If you do not own a passport, the program will aid in passport applications and related costs.

Duration of Scholarship: for a four-year undergraduate degree

Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan Africa

To be taken at (country): University of Toronto. Canada

How to Apply: To apply for the scholarship and for admission, you must submit an online application.

A completed application includes the following components:

  • completed online application – all applicable sections must be filled out, including contact information, financial information, personal details and responses to essay questions.
  • Financial documents – upload a scanned copy of financial documentation.
  • Transcript – upload a scanned copy of your secondary school transcript and any other academic information.
  • Two references – provide the names and contact details of two individuals who will serve as your referees. We will contact your referees directly and ask them to submit their letter of reference through a secure website.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Sponsors: MasterCard Foundation

  1. joy says

    how can i apply for it?

  2. Venjones Kaggwa says

    am mwasanje julius, I want to apply for scholarship at university of toronto.

  3. Getinet Kassahun says

    I am from Ethiopia which is one of sub-Saharan countries.
    how to proceed my application?

  4. Teresiah says

    Hi,am kenyan and has sat for my national secondary exams and scored mean grade B- overall. I had straight A in English. Am I elligible to apply for 2013 intake and scholarship? Thank you.

  5. Jeffery C. Dillon says

    My name is Jeffery C. Dillon, i am from Liberia in West Africa. I wish to appy for the scholarship to study in toronto.

  6. oliver says

    am olive,from Nigeria,pls how can i start up the application process.because am interested in the schorlarship programm

  7. Fatima Fatima Rs says

    hello how are you.

  8. Kindong Wilson says

    I am a Cameroonian from the University of Buea, i will be too great to apply and be part of this sholarship , why not chances given to Graduates?

  9. Mardell Bedell says

    Hy I am mardell Bedell nd m a Liberian by nationality bt grew up and studies in Lesotho.I am doing my final year in high school.I wish 2 study medicine and I wuld lyk 2 knw knw hw I can apply 4 scolarship to the university of Toronto…I ll highly apreciate this if offerd dis scolarship bcz I am a dedicated worker in my school work nd hard workng…..Thank u

  10. otieno bonnie jimmy says

    Hi am Bonnie Otieno from Kisumu Kenya. i did my finals last year and i wish to study journalism and mass communication and would like to know how i can apply for the scholarship.i would be entirely grateful if given a chance to study in this university.

  11. uzodike onyeka says

    Am from Nigeria. Am interested in Master card scholarship. Where am I to register?

  12. Adeleye Adedayo says

    I am Adeleye adewumi,am from Nigeria I'll like to apply for the mastercard scholarship pls may I know how to apply for the programme?

  13. Joshy Joshua says

    Hi, this is a great opportunity but the challenge here is the fact that you require students from a recognized secondary school, this might be a challenge to most students here in Uganda because recognized secondary schools are very costly for students from poor families but the fact that a student has good results though from a non recognized secondary school should be the qualification because they do the same national exam to qualify for higher learning.

  14. Nyarkoa Abronomah Attafuah says

    i will like to know when the next applications will be opened

  15. Izzy Ubuane says

    When is the next admission

  16. Emmanuel Edeh says

    Hy friends did anyone finally complete the application if yes, let's chat so we can exchange information and update ourselves.

  17. Emmanuel Edeh says

    Hy friends did anyone finally complete the application if yes, let's chat so we can exchange information and update ourselves.

  18. Martins Obidiegwu says

    @Emma, i hv Completed mine and sent it as Well… Just waitin when the next admission wil be released. Hope we wil be in touch. Here is my number and email address. 08090826618, 08038123650. [email protected]. Hope 2 hear from U.

  19. After School Africa says

    Please note: Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year closed, December 16

  20. Ngumtane mike j ntube says

    I wish to apply for a scholarship in the university of toronto

  21. Onyinyechi Nkpoku says

    can sumone hlp me out am also lckin for admission

  22. Ogbor Emmanuella says

    Please how can I apply for this scholarship

  23. Calypso Forsuh says

    please i will like to be notified for the 2015/2016 application deadline thanks

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  30. Kato Peter says

    I am seeking for a scholarship for bachelor’s degree in in genetic engineering from your University please

  31. Tafadzwa Hove says

    how are you, I am Tafadzwa Hove from Zimbabwe. I also want to get a scholarship at Toronto University


    hi, and good day to u all. my name is okafor blessing , I am a Nigerian. I want to know when next the admission will be on I want to apply

  33. Okoli obianuju says

    Good morning all, I wish to apply for the scholarship admission to Canada am Obianuju by name

    1. Hyonkeu Mbakop leticia Cathy says

      Bjr je suis Hyonkeu leticia . camerounais.j aimerais postuler pour l admission de la bourse d étude au Canada

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