As the world rapidly advances into the digital age, opportunities for higher education have expanded beyond the confines of traditional brick-and-mortar institutions. The University of Edinburgh is at the forefront of this transformation, offering a range of online Master’s programs that are fully equivalent to their on-campus counterparts. These online Master’s programs provide a flexible and accessible path to higher education, allowing students to continue working while pursuing their academic ambitions from the comfort of their homes. In this article, we’ll explore the exciting opportunity provided by the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh, which is designed to support students from Africa with exceptional academic and leadership potential but limited access to educational opportunities.
A Path to Quality Education: The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh aims to bridge the gap in access to quality education, particularly for students from Africa. This program offers postgraduate online scholarships, covering not only full tuition fees but also providing a modest study stipend to ensure students have access to high-quality internet connectivity. It’s a comprehensive package designed to support scholars throughout their educational journey.
One distinctive feature of this scholarship is that it’s tailored for part-time online study, making it even more accessible for students who need to balance their academic pursuits with other commitments. This three-year commitment to supporting online education demonstrates the program’s dedication to fostering the next generation of African leaders.
A Holistic Approach to Education
Beyond financial support, the Mastercard Foundation Scholars at the University of Edinburgh become part of a broader community of scholars. They have the opportunity to engage in a Climate Leadership Programme, which addresses the pressing issue of climate change. Climate change is a global challenge that requires innovative and informed leaders to drive sustainable solutions. This program equips scholars with the knowledge, skills, and networks to make a meaningful impact in addressing the climate crisis.
Diverse Postgraduate Opportunities
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh offers a wide array of postgraduate opportunities, both in the form of online Master’s programs and online Postgraduate Diplomas. Let’s take a closer look at some of the programs available:
Online Master’s Programs
Online Postgraduate Diplomas
Postgraduate diplomas are aimed at those who are considering a potential change in their careers and tend to be more vocational.
Candidates with either an undergraduate or Master’s degree from a Sub-Saharan African university are equally able to apply (provided they will graduate from either degree by September 2023 and provide their degree certificates and transcripts by 7 December.
The scholarship is designed to cover two years of part-time online study for the following programmes ONLY:
To be considered for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh, applicants must meet specific eligibility criteria, including:
The application process for the 2023/24 intake unfolds as follows:
How to Apply
You must qualify academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh. We require that applicants apply for this scholarship before applying to the University.
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