The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program provides scholarships to academically talented young Africans to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

Students enrolled on the program receive support and developmental opportunities including mentoring, leadership development, academic and life skills support, career development and entrepreneurship training. They are expected to engage in community upliftment projects and get involved in all that UCT has to offer.

UCT opens its annual call for applications to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program between July and September. Apply for your place from July each year.

Visit the links below to learn more about the undergraduate and graduate application procedures.

Note that application to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is not the same as an academic application for UCT. Prospective Mastercard Foundation Scholars are advised to submit an academic application to UCT first, and then apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.


How to apply to UCT