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Berkeley Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for Africans 2022/23

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Applications are invited from qualified candidates from Sub-Saharan African countries for the Berkeley Mastercard Foundation Fellows Program 2022 with the aim of supporting postgraduate studies of African students at UC Berkeley in the USA.

The Center for African Studies and the Mastercard Foundation are participating in a ten-year partnership to support 108 postgraduate students from Sub-Saharan African countries who are academically talented and committed to transformative change on the continent.


Scholarship Sponsors: Center for African Studies and Mastercard Foundation

Scholarship Type: Full Financing

Host institutions: University of California, Berkeley.

Scholarship Worth: It is not specified

Number of awards: enough

Level of education: Postgraduate (Master)

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Nationality: Africans


See also: 2022 BERKELEY GRADUATE AWARD FOR PROFESSIONALS ($25,000)

Berkeley Mastercard Foundation Fellows Program 2022/23 | Eligibility criteria

To be considered for the Berkeley Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Being a citizen of a sub-Saharan African country: These are Africans who are refugees or displaced on the African continent. This scholarship is not intended for citizens of North African countries. Those with dual citizenship, asylum, refugee or permanent resident status in the US, Canada, UK or EU are not eligible.
  • Possessing academic talent: All scholarship applicants must first be accepted into a graduate degree program at UC Berkeley to be considered for the Scholarship. An important criterion for admission to the University is proven academic excellence.
  • Demonstration of leadership potential: The Program seeks those who are committed to developing the skills and mindsets associated with transformational leadership, that is, engaging others ethically to create positive and lasting change.
  • Coming from a socio-economically disadvantaged background: This scholarship is designed for those exceptionally talented individuals who would otherwise not have access to quality further education.
  • Having demonstrated your commitment to giving back to your community, country or continent: Well-rounded students who engage in beyond classroom activities. Some may be directly related to your field of study, but this may also include other topics (social, economic, political) that you work with and are passionate about. Applicants should detail their accomplishments in both their application to UC Berkeley and later in their scholarship application.
  • Having expressed the desire and intention to return to your home country after completing your studies: Students who are engaged and passionate about issues affecting their communities and who will benefit from their UC Berkeley education to be better equipped with the knowledge and training to address these issues upon return.

Also Check: Mastercard Foundation-UGB Scholarship Program for African Students (Fully Funded)

Application Procedures

How to apply: Interested applicants for the Berkeley Mastercard Foundation Fellows Program 2022 must first apply to a graduate program before being considered for the Mastercard Foundations Fellows Program. After applying for admission to an eligible program at Berkeley, applicants may then proceed to apply for a UC Berkeley Mastercard Foundation Program.

Application deadline: It is not specified

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