Empowering Mastercard Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) Undergraduate Scholarships for African Students|

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST provides academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa with access to quality and relevant university education.

It embodies an array of mentoring and cultural transition services to ensure student academic success, community engagement and transition to employment opportunities which will further social and economic change for Africa.

About Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. All people, no matter where their starting point in life, should have an equal chance to succeed. We believe that with access to education, financial services, and skills training, people can have that chance. Our focus is helping economically disadvantaged young people in Africa to find opportunities to move themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty to a better life.

Scholarship Summary

  • Type:Undergraduate
  • Organisation: Mastercard Foundation
  • Country to study: Ghana
  • School to study : KNUST (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology)
  • Gender : Men and Women
  • Application Deadline : July 31, 2024

Aim and Benefits of Mastercard Foundation/KNUST Undergraduate Scholarship

The Scholarship includes;

  • Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation and monthly stipend).
  • 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, life and career coaching, and tutoring.
  • Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community services and mentoring (Go-back Give- Back), and uniquely sourced internships.
  • An academic environment where faculty and students engage with global issues.
  • The prestige of becoming part of the growing family of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Alumni and the Global Scholars Community.
  • The opportunity to be enrolled on an accelerated Master’s Degree after undergraduate studies with an MCF Partner institution in the USA.

Requirements for Mastercard Foundation/KNUST Undergraduate Scholarship

MasterCard Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) Scholarships for the 2024/2025 Academic year:

  • All Applicants must have a WASSCE or GBCE or ABCE or GCE O’Level and A’Level or their equivalent Results from an accredited/recognized institution and Certificate Ready and must meet 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 he/she has Critical Economic Needs.
  • The Applicant must have Proven Records of Leadership and Community Engagement(s).
  • Priority shall be given to;
    • Females
    • Displaced Persons (Certified Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, etc.)
    • Persons with Disability
  • The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community.
  • The Applicant must not be enrolled in any tertiary institution.

How to Apply

Download a copy of the 2024/2025 application form here

  • Submit the completed application form THROUGH EMS or any other courier mail to:The Program ManagerMastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST Secretariat

    No 1 Africa Hall Impact Building

    PMB, UPO

    KNUST, Kumasi,

    AK 315 4897


International Applicants Should Note

When submitting your scholarship application form to the Secretariat, submit these additional documents;

  • The printout of your application for admission at KNUST.
  • Original Certificates for both O’Level and A’Level results or their equivalent results.

Award of the Scholarship will be published on the Program’s website.

FAQS about Mastercard Foundation/KNUST Undergraduate Scholarship

What is the Mastercard Foundation/KNUST Undergraduate Scholarship?
The Mastercard Foundation/KNUST Undergraduate Scholarship is a scholarship program offered by the Mastercard Foundation and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana to support academically talented but financially disadvantaged students from Africa.

What is the eligibility criteria for the scholarship?

The eligibility criteria for the scholarship include being a citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country, demonstrating academic excellence, having a strong personal commitment to making a difference in the community, and being from a financially disadvantaged background.

What does the scholarship cover?

The scholarship covers tuition and academic fees, accommodation, a monthly stipend, books and other learning materials, and transportation to and from KNUST.

How many scholarships are available each year?

The exact number of scholarships available each year varies and is subject to funding availability. However, the scholarship program aims to support a significant number of students.

Can students from any African country apply for the scholarship?

No, the scholarship is open only to citizens of Sub-Saharan African countries.

What fields of study are eligible for the scholarship?

The scholarship is available for undergraduate programs in any field of study offered at KNUST.

How can I apply for the scholarship?

To apply for the scholarship, you need to complete an online application form on the KNUST website and submit supporting documents, including academic transcripts, personal statements, and letters of recommendation.

When is the application deadline for the scholarship?

The application deadline for the scholarship varies each year and can be found on the KNUST website. Applicants are advised to check the website regularly for updates.