Scholarship Overview

The Mastercard Foundation Scholarship at the University of Toronto is a prestigious opportunity for graduate studies in the 2024/2025 academic session. This fully-funded scholarship is designed to empower students from Sub-Saharan African countries, providing them access to Canada's leading institution of learning, discovery, and knowledge creation.

Host Institution(s)

This scholarship program is hosted by the University of Toronto in Canada, a renowned academic institution known for its commitment to excellence in education and research.


The Mastercard Foundation Scholarship supports a wide range of fields at the master's level. Eligible applicants can pursue graduate programs in various disciplines, contributing to their personal and professional growth.

Scholarship Value

While the exact monetary value of the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship is not specified, it is a fully funded program, covering tuition, living expenses, and other essential costs. Awardees can pursue their studies without financial burden.


To be eligible for the Mastercard Scholarship at the University of Toronto in 2024, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Citizenship and Residence: Applicants must be citizens of Sub-Saharan African countries and currently reside there.

  2. Educational Background: They should have graduated within the last five years from a partner institution of the African Higher Education Health Collaborative and have not yet started graduate-level studies.

  3. Academic Excellence: Demonstrated academic excellence and leadership qualities during their undergraduate years.

  4. Academic Admissibility: Be academically admissible to one of the sponsored graduate programs.

  5. Commitment to Africa: Demonstrate a desire and commitment to return to their home country following graduation to contribute to economic growth and social development in Africa.

Application Instructions

If you meet the eligibility criteria and wish to apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship at the University of Toronto, follow these application instructions:

  1. Step One: Review Program Requirements

    • Check the admission requirements for your chosen program of study. If you meet the academic requirements, proceed to the next step.
  2. Step Two: Attend Information Session and Apply

    • Sign up for a scholarship information session and complete the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship application. Ensure you meet the application deadline and provide all required attachments. If your application meets the criteria and is approved, you'll receive an email to proceed.
  3. Step Three: Graduate Application

    • Begin your graduate application to your department/program of interest at the University of Toronto's School of Graduate Studies website. Follow the specific requirements and submission dates provided by your prospective department.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2023

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to further your education and make a positive impact on Africa's future. For more details and to apply, visit the official website.