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POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Deadline: 30 June 2024



The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Pretoria (UP) for full-time postgraduate study is open to African students who are first-year master's students with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 70%. The Program targets African youth who face significant socio-economic barriers, refugees or Internally Displaced People (IDPs), and persons with disabilities who will return to their home countries and transform their communities. Applicants from countries outside the borders of South Africa should meet the requirements of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), for more information visit https://www.saqa.org.za/


INSTRUCTIONS

1. In order to apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Pretoria (UP), you MUST have applied to UP to study in the faculties listed below and arrange to have the required supporting documents sent to the University. You will need your U - student number to complete this application form. 

2. Only students in full- time programmes are eligible for this Program.

3. Documents listed below (in English only) are required to process your application: 

i) Academic transcript from previous degree qualification 

ii) Proof of gross income (pay slip(s)/pension advice(s)/financial statements/allowances, maintenance) not older than 3 months for biological/adoptive parent(s)/legal guardian/spouse/applicant’s source of income. 

iii) If no proof of income or if unemployed, the source of income/maintenance/allowance must be provided per individual by means of an affidavit. House Executive/housewives must confirm any source of income by means of an affidavit. 

iv) If a biological/adoptive parent is single or never married, an affidavit confirming marital status and maintenance – also if not receiving any financial assistance. 

v) If biological/adoptive parent(s) are deceased – death certificate(s). 

vi) If biological/adoptive parent(s) are divorced, the decree of divorce and affidavit confirming maintenance (also if not receiving any financial assistance). 

vii) If a legal guardian is appointed by a court, the court order or an affidavit must be provided supporting this. The guardian must declare a monthly allowance to the applicant by means of an affidavit. 

viii) Certified copy of ID/Passport. 

ix) ID/passport for biological/adoptive parent(s)/legal guardian/spouse. 

x) IDs/passport and birth certificates for both applicant and siblings. 

xi) Proof of enrolment of all siblings at tertiary institution(s). 

xii) A copy of refugee identity document (where applicable) 

xiii) Any proof of disability (registration document or certified copy of a doctor’s report) 



4. Only students admitted to the University of Pretoria will be considered for this Program. To maximize consideration, apply early and ensure that the University receives all required documentation no later than 30 September 2024. Apply by 30 June 2024 for admission into a faculty.


Once you receive confirmation that you have been provisionally accepted, complete the application form attached to the link below and submit with subletting document as a single PDF file to mcfsp@up.ac.za 


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