Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana is offering
MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for Ghanaian and African students
Application Deadline: 11th May, 2018
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Ghana and other African countries
To be taken at: The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana
About Scholarship: 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.
Eligible Field of Study: A preference for Science students; however, all subjects are considered
Offered Since: 2013
Selection Criteria and Eligibility: For the 2018/2019 Academic year, the opportunity is open to;
Applicants with WASSCE or GBCE or ABCE or GCE O’Level and A’Level or
their equivalent Results from an accredited/recognised institution and
Certificate Ready and Satisfies KNUST’s Admission Requirements. NO
AWAITING RESULTS candidate will be accepted.
- The Applicant must have Critical Economic Needs.
- The Applicant must have Proven Records of Leadership and Community Engagement (s).
- Females and Physically Challenged Applicants shall be given top priority.
- All Subjects are considered; however, there is Preference for Science Students.
- The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community.
Number of Scholarships: several
Value of Scholarship: The Scholarship includes;
financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation,
learning materials, transportation and monthly stipend).
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.
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.
prestige of becoming part of the growing family of the Mastercard
Foundation Scholars Alumni and the Global Scholars Community.
opportunity to be enrolled on an accelerated Master’s Degree after
undergraduate studies with an MCF Partner institution in the USA.
Duration of Scholarship: full period of study
How to Apply: Download a copy of the 2018/2019 application form.
Submit the completed application form THROUGH EMS/ any other courier mail to:The Program Manager,
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST Secretariat,
℅ Office of the Dean of Students
Private Mail Bag
When submitting your scholarship application form to the Secretariat, submit these additional documents
- The print out of KNUST’s online admission
- Both O’Level and A’Level results or their equivalent
shortlisted applicants will be called for interviews which would be
held at the KNUST Secretariat of Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
at the Office of the Dean of Students.
- Interviews will be done by an independent panel constituted by the Vice Chancellor of KNUST.
of ALL examination results and information provided, as well as
community visits of SUCCESSFUL applicants, will be conducted before
admission is approved.
Award of the Scholarship will be published on the Program’s website
Sponsors: MasterCard Foundation
Important Notes: There are absolutely no charges/ fees/ facilitation/ agents or intermediaries required at any stage of this process