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Mastercard Foundation on campus postgraduate scholarships at the University of Edinburgh 2024-2025

Date: Oct 24, 2023

Deadline 7th December 2023

Applying for an on-campus scholarship

From 23 October 2023, University of Edinburgh will be recruiting exceptional young people with great academic and leadership experience who have overcome barriers to their education and are committed to pursuing their studies on-campus.  

This is a one-year postgraduate on-campus scholarship for the following programmes ONLY:

1. Africa and International Development
2. Food Security
3. Sustainable Energy Systems
4. Data, inequality and Society
5.. Operational Research
6. Environmental Sustanbility
7. Climate Change Finance and Investiment
8. Planetary Health
9. Environment and Development
10. Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Application timeline 2023/24

23 October 2023 (10am UK time) Applications open
1 December 2023 (5pm UK time) Applicants need to have completed registration to scholarship application site, and completed the eligibility assessment and declaration.
7 December 2023 (5pm UK time) Applications close.

Early February 2024

On-campus (ODL) Interview shortlisting begins; both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified.
Mid to Late February 2024 On-campus interviews take place.
By mid March On-campus Interview outcomes will be announced.
March – August  2024 Support provided through admission and immigration processes.
September 2024 Academic program starts.

Selection Process

The selection process for applications is based on the following criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate that qualifies for admissions to the University of Edinburgh 
  • Track record as a transformative leader and service within their community.
  • Quality of application in line with the Scholars Program theme of climate justice.
  • Potential impact on the development of the applicant’s home country.
  • Applicants who have faced  significant barriers to education (social, financial, personal, practical or health related).

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.  

The Scholars Program will not accept applications submitted outside the online application system.

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section, below, for further details.

Visit https://www.ed.ac.uk/global/mastercard-foundation/apply-for-a-scholarship/on-campus-postgraduate-scholarships for more details

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