Fully-funded Mastercard Foundation Africa Oxford Initiative Scholarships at University of Oxford 2024

Written by catherine.caoile on November 13, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    , Engineering, Health Studies, Public Policy
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

    Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance, Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    [email protected]

An initiative partnership of the University of Oxford and the Mastercard Foundation offers a fully-funded scholarship for African Students who can demonstrate their academic excellence and motivation to further their higher education to inspire other students and fulfill their professional and personal goals.

The ambitious partnership of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars and the Africa Oxford Initiative sets out to provide 400 African students with a fully-funded award to pursue their master’s degree program at the University of Oxford.

About the Scholarship 

The Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarship program upholds energetic, privately established, and internationally disapproved African students to embrace the master’s degree program at the University of Oxford. The Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarship program is grounded in the Mastercard Foundation, and AfOx shared upsides of collegiality, compassion, responsibility, consideration, and the local area. The Scholarship is important for the more extensive AfOx Graduate Scholars Program, which intends to help African students to get opportunities at Oxford and to flourish both during and after their time at the University.

The Scholarship subsidizes a thorough one-year master’s degree course at Oxford pointed toward outfitting the Scholars with pertinent specialized, entrepreneurial, and initiative abilities and interfacing them with world-driving assets in their separate areas. Key components of the scholarship program incorporate satisfactory help and groundwork for students to take up their studies, concentrated accentuation on fundamental abilities past scholarly community, and backing for a deep-rooted organization of the graduated class.

The scholarship explicitly accentuates bunches who have generally been under-addressed, including however not restricted to female scholars, individuals from outcast and uprooted foundations, and scholars with availability needs. A companion of 20 Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholars concentrating on different academic disciplines, including worldwide engineering, global health, law, public policy, and migration studies to start their studies in the 2023 academic year

Scholarship Provider: University of Oxford/Africa Oxford Initiative 

About the Provider 

Africa Oxford Initiative is a platform based at the University of Oxford that aims to facilitate sustainable and equitable collaborations between the researchers who are based at the University of Oxford and at the Africa University and also to increase the number of students in Africa who wants to pursue their higher education in Oxford.

Established in 2016, AfOx has facilitated new collaborations with over 250 in between 70 departments at the University of Oxford and 120 African Universities and a network of 3,000 members. Their support is to enable a wide range of research advancements in engineering, medicine, astrophysics, humanities, and environmental conservation.

The disturbances of the previous year have exhibited that the difficulties we face are worldwide in nature, requesting creative exploration and solid coordinated efforts to beat them. The AfOx Yearly Report features our endeavors to speed up answers for a portion of the world’s difficulties. They are likewise glad to commend the six 6 exceptional African alumni learning at Oxford with help from the AfOx Graduate Scholarship Program.

At AfOx, they are working with departments, universities, and scholarship advisory groups across the University to expand opportunities accessible to forthcoming African candidates, to help current African students at Oxford, and backing African graduate class post their advanced educations. They are adopting a multi-pronged strategy pointed toward expanding the quantities of effective African applications, working on the take-up of offers by supporting scholarships access, and giving on-course backing to African alumni at Oxford.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Applicant’s Nationality: Africa
  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Degree Level: Master’s Degree
  • Field: Any eligible field offered for the Master’s degree students at the University of Oxford
  • Number of Awards: 400
  • Duration: One Year
  • Scholarship Award: Fully-funded
  • Scholarship Country: United Kingdom
  • Renewable: No
  • Offered Annually: Yes

Scholarship Eligibility 

Before proceeding with the application, interested students must meet the eligibility of the scholarship

  • The Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarship will enable students from African countries to further their master’s degree at the University of Oxford.
  • The applicants must be residents and citizens of Africa.
  • African students who already received an unconditional offer from the University of Oxford.

Application Process 

The Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarship empowers students from all African nations to seek their master’s degree at the University of Oxford. All students with an African identity and home who get a restrictive proposal from the University will be qualified for the scholarship.

The scholarship accentuates unequivocally groups who have generally been under-addressed, including yet not restricted to female scholars, individuals from exile and dislodged foundations, and handicapped scholars. Important home contemplations will be made for students from evacuee and dislodged foundations.

  • To be considered for this scholarship, present your application for graduate study to the University of Oxford through the admission official webpage by the deadline for your picked course of study. The applicants must read the Application Guide exhaustively before making the application. The University firmly suggests you present your application forms and all your supporting records essentially seven days before December/January for your course.
  • The applicants who have received their unconditional offer will be invited to apply for the scholarship program and must fill out the questionnaire during the application process
  • The shortlisted students will be invited for the interview virtually, and the timeline for the program will be communicated during the interview.

Scholarship Award 

The fully-funded scholarship opportunity will be covering the student’s tuition fees and living allowance, the scholarship likewise gives strategies support, including an economy return flight, visa, and Immigration Health charges, settling down recompense, and funds emergencies.
The primary year incorporates a thorough academic Master’s course at Oxford and an Initiative and Effect Program, which support the scholars in creating cooperative authority characteristics expected to construct cross-area, interdisciplinary answers to address complex social and ecological issues.

Scholarship Deadline 

The application is now open and the deadline for application will be announced for the academic year of 2023-2024.

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