The Application opens on April 01, 2024 and Application closes on June 30, 2024.

Important notice!!

This scholarship is open only for Ethiopian applicants with Bachelor’s degree earned in the past 5 years from a recognized university at the time of application and who intend to be a full-time graduate student of physiotherapy, nursing, sociology, psychology, law, public health, development and environment management studies, optometry, special needs and inclusive education, management, economics, marketing, accounting, tourism, logistics or gender and development studies at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of applicants’ academic ability, leadership potential, socioeconomic need and disability. The scholarship is comprehensive and covers the costs of tuition, accommodation/boarding, stipend and additional program-related expenses as well as support and training programs on academic, financial literacy and social issues with the aim of developing capable and transformative leaders at grassroots and global levels. The scholarship adopts the approach of experiential learning and facilitates organizational attachments and summer-camps, among others, for scholarship holders.

To be eligible to apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program’s graduate scholarship, applicants must meet the below listed criteria:
1. Earned a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to their proposed graduate program from recognized University in the past 5 years;
2. Earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent);
3. Be citizens of Ethiopia
4. Male & Female youth with disabilities
5. Female with economic difficulty to finance university education
6. Earned a pass mark on the Graduate Admission Test (GAT) administered by the Ethiopian Ministry of Education.

To access the application form and submit it to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program office, kindly click download it here.However, if you choose to complete the online application please fill out the form below.

Section I. Background data. Please fill in CAPITAL LETTERS. Ensure information provided in this section match with your official documents i.e., Passport, Identification Card, Credentials and Testimonials.

Application mechanisms:

  • Mail. By mailing to the program through the program’s mail address (P.o.Box. 1082)
  • Email. By scanning and emailing all materials to
  • In-person. By dropping off in person at the Program Office, University of Gondar, Gondar