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MasterCard Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) Scholarships 2020/2021 for African Students


The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana is offering MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for Ghanaian and African students 2020/2021.

Application Deadline: 3rd July 2020 (Extended from 1st May, 2020) at 17:00GMT

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Ghana and other African countries


To be taken at: The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana

About Scholarship: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST provides academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa with access to quality and relevant university education.

Watch Tutorial: How to Apply to Win the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship

It embodies an array of mentoring and cultural transition services to ensure student academic success, community engagement and transition to employment opportunities which will further social and economic change for Africa.

Eligible Field of Study: A preference for Science students; however, all subjects are considered

Offered Since: 2013

Type: Undergraduate

Selection Criteria and Eligibility: For the 2020/2021 Academic year, the opportunity is open to;

  1. All Applicants with WASSCE or GBCE or ABCE or GCE O’Level and A’Level or their equivalent Results from an accredited/recognised institution and Certificate Ready and meets KNUST’s Admission Requirements. NO AWAITING RESULTS candidate will be accepted. Applicant’s result must be at least a year old.
  2. The Applicant must demonstrate that he/she has Critical Economic Needs.
  3. The Applicant must have Proven Records of Leadership and Community Engagement(s).
  4. Priority shall be given to;
    • Females
    • Displaced Persons (Certified Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, etc.)
    • Persons with Disability
  1. The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community.

Number of Scholarships: several

Value of Scholarship: The Scholarship includes;

  • Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation and monthly stipend).
  • Regular group meetings with other scholars that focus on personal and professional development opportunities and activities tailored to build societal relationships and scholars’ capacity.
  • Continued academic support through academic mentoring, virtual learning, life and career coaching, and tutoring.
  • Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community services and mentoring (Go-back Give- Back), and uniquely sourced internships.
  • An academic environment where faculty and students engage with global issues.
  • The prestige of becoming part of the growing family of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Alumni and the Global Scholars Community.
  • The opportunity to be enrolled on an accelerated Master’s Degree after undergraduate studies with an MCF Partner institution in the USA.

Duration of Scholarship: full period of study

How to Apply: Download a copy of the 2020/2021 application form here!

Submit the completed application form THROUGH EMS or any other courier mail to:

The Program Manager
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST Secretariat
℅ Office of the Dean of Students
Private Mail Bag
KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana


When submitting your scholarship application form to the Secretariat, submit these additional documents

  • The print out of KNUST’s online admission
  • Original Certificates for both O’Level and A’Level results or their equivalent.

Award of the Scholarship will be published on the Program’s website

Visit Program Webpage for Details 

  1. Zerihun Birihanu says

    i appreciate offering this chance for African's by African's nice idea, p/se make it the requirement and the way how to apply clear and easy understandable.

  2. Na'ol Mekonnen says

    good I love it

    1. Feury niyukuri says

      Hi? my name is Fleury i am an African’s student and you?

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  4. Onyemaechi Zion says

    How do I apply

  5. Sompore poukyere Ebeneezer says

    God continue to bless Mastercard foundation for its good works

  6. Ayamba Eric says

    Thank you for sharing African leaders.we hope to influence and develop Africa

  7. Naangmen ib Clement says

    Please can I still apply for the scholarship?

  8. Fortune says

    Please is the scholarship only for students at KNUST?

  9. Opoku Patrick says

    Please When will you releases the qualified applicant.
    Where can offer such results

  10. Awukubea Abigail says

    Pls am in need bt never heard of it

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