Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST & Arizona University

It aims to train a cohort of students in a 3+1+1 International Accelerated Degree Program (IADP) to contribute to societal change and transformation of the African Continent.

The IADP offers highly-qualified KNUST students an opportunity to complete their undergraduate degree while also earning a master’s degree from Arizona State University at an accelerated pace. Through these competitive programs, students earn an exceptional graduate education and become highly valued candidates for hire across global industries.

Benefits of IADPs include: less time and cost to earn an ASU master’s degree; GRE/GMAT requirements are waived; only one application fee for all phases of the program; and extra student support.

Structure:

The 3. 1. 1. structure is as follows:

  • Attend your home university for three years
  • Attend ASU for your final undergraduate year
  • Home university awards undergraduate degree
  • Attend ASU for 9-month accelerated master’s program

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.

Eligibility:

For the 2018/2019 Academic Year Application,

  • All applicants must be in one of the following programs of study;
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Human Resource Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • All Applicants must be in their third year of study.
  • All Applicants must have a minimum CWA of Second Class Upper Division.
  • The Applicant must have No Outstanding Trails.
  • The Applicant must have Critical Economic Needs.
  • The Applicant must have Proven Records of Leadership and Community Engagement(s).
  • Females and Physically Challenged Applicants shall be given top priority.
  • The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community.

 

How to Apply:

Download a copy of the 2018/2019 application form.  Download Application Form

Submit the completed application form by hand to:

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

Applications close at 17:00GMT, 17th November, 2017

What Next?

Only shortlisted applicants will be called for interviews which would be held at the KNUST Secretariat of MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the Office of the Dean of Students.
Interviews will be done by an independent panel constituted by the Vice Chancellor of KNUST.

Verification of ALL examination results and information provided, as well as community visits of SUCCESSFUL applicants, will be conducted before admission is approved.
Award of the Scholarship will be published on the University’s website

PLEASE NOTE WELL:

There are absolutely NO CHARGES/ FEES/ FACILITATION/ AGENTS OR INTERMEDIARIES REQUIRED at any stage of this process.
Inaccurate information or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of any applicant and any attempt to influence the process will lead to disqualification and a recommendation for summary dismissal.

The decisions of the SELECTION COMMITTEE, also constituted by the Vice Chancellor are FINAL.
Telephone numbers and email addresses provided by applicants should be ACTIVE at all times to receive critical information on their application.

For further enquiry and assistance, please CONTACT the Secretariat on +233-206-030-790/ +233-3220-62975 or email us at mcfsecretariat@knust.edu.gh or mcfknust@gmail.com.

 

 

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Afia Bobia Amanfo is the co-founder of Studentshubgh. She is a committed Christian and also passionate about education and alleviating poverty. She is currently studying for an MSc in International trade in Paris. Her desire is to help create opportunities for young people in rural areas. She loves to write on Christian growth, academics, and career

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