The MCFSP at Makerere University


Makerere University entered into partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to offer scholars to 1000 bright youth from Africa to study at Makerere University from 2013 to 2024.

A project worth US$21 million is being implemented at Makerere University with the aim of developing the next generation of African leaders and also to promote the strategic objectives of Makerere University and The MasterCard Foundation in contributing to Africas higher education sector and development. The Program recruits both nation and international Scholars at the ratio of 90:10 respectively and female and male scholars at the ratio of 80:20 respectively.

The Scholars under The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University receive holistic support as shown below:

  1. Tuition and functional fees
  2. Laptops, books and other learning materials
  3. Accommodation, bedding’s and meals
  4. Medical insurance
  5. Stipend
  6. Transport to and from home
  7. Psycho-social and mentor-ship

Capacity building in leadership, communication, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, gender and human rights.