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Opportunity: Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarships

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The Scholarship Highlights

The University of Oxford and the Mastercard Foundation have innovatively joined efforts to further boost African Youth Works. The partnership is set to provide 400 young African scholars with a fully-funded opportunity to pursue Master’s degrees in programmes related to pandemic preparedness and recovery at the University of Oxford.

Just imagine, a fully covered scholarship!

The Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarship programme supports passionate, locally rooted and globally minded African young people to undertake graduate studies at the University of Oxford.

The Scholarship funds a rigorous one-year taught Master’s course at Oxford aimed at equipping the Scholars with relevant technical, entrepreneurial and leadership skills and connecting them to world-leading resources in their respective sectors.

Key elements of the scholarship programme include adequate support and preparation for students to take up their studies, intensive emphasis on life skills beyond academia and support for a lifelong network of alumni.

The scholarship specifically emphasizes groups who have historically been under-represented, including but not limited to female scholars, people from refugee and displaced backgrounds and scholars with accessibility needs.

Things to check if you want to get this scholarship

Only youth not exceeding 29 years old qualify. Be it young women and men, refugees and displaced youth or youth with disabilities. Just go for it!

Scholars must demonstrate the following qualities to get a chance:

Academic talent: They must value learning and have a personal motivation to complete their education. Must meet the university admissions requirement as per the Kenya Commission for University Education or its equivalent.

Commitment to giving back: Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to improving their communities through previous and/or past engagements with community outreach activities.

Leadership potential: Scholars must show commitment to becoming change makers, role models and mentors who embrace ethical leadership.

For you to apply just click here or down the application form at the bottom of this article.

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