Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarships for Africans to Study at Oxford 2023

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The University of Oxford and the Mastercard Foundation have an innovative and ambitious partnership under the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program and the Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx), therefore applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants from African nations for the Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarships for studies at the University of Oxford for the 2023 academic session.

The Partnership is set to provide 400 young African scholars with a fully-funded opportunity to pursue taught Masters degrees in programmes related to pandemic preparedness and recover at the University of Oxford.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Mastercard Foundation and Africa Oxford Initiative

Scholarship Type: Full Funding

Host Institution(s): University of Oxford, UK

Scholarship Worth: Not specified

Number of Awards: 400

Study Level: Postgraduate (Masters)

Nationality: Africans


Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarships 2023/24 | DETAILS

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 Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarship programme is grounded in the Mastercard Foundation, and AfOx shared values of collegiality, empathy, commitment, inclusion and community. The Scholarship is part of the broader AfOx Graduate Scholars Program, which aims to support African students to access opportunities at Oxford and to thrive both during and after their time at the University.

After completing their Master’s Program, Scholars will be supported to take up 4-6 months placements in leading Africa-based organisations for their Ubuntu Period of Service. The scholars will work on initiatives in Africa, receiving mentoring from leading Africa-based academics and practitioners, enabling the Scholars to develop pathways to building impactful careers in Africa.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarships 2023, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be an African student interested in taking up master’s studies at the University of Oxford for the 2023 academic session.
  • Applicants must have obtained relevant bachelor’s degree from reputable institutions of higher learning.
  • Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic and research abilities.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Full tuition costs
  • Living expenses
  • Logistics support including economy return flight, visa.
  • Immigration Health Surcharge fees
  • Settling down allowance
  • Thrive Fund for emergencies


Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarships 2023 are to submit an application to the University of Oxford via the graduate admissions portal by the deadline for their chosen course of study and indicate that they wish to apply for AfOx funding.

Application Deadline: Not specified

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