Call for Applications for Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at USIU-Africa


United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) has partnered with the Mastercard Foundation in its global Scholars Program. This initiative will offer academically talented youth from Africa facing financial, gender, displacement, or
disability constraints an opportunity to access world class university education.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at USIU-Africa will provide full-cost scholarships to young Africans who are first-time undergraduate degree-seekingapplicants.

By completion of their studies, scholars will be required to lead changes in their communities and contribute to meaningful transformation across the continent, having been equipped with internationally recognized and locally applicable


  1. Only youth not exceeding 29 years old in the following categories qualify:

  2. (a) Young women and men. Young women are strongly encouraged to apply.
    (b) Refugees and displaced youth;
    (c) Youth with disabilities

Benefits of joining the Program:

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars at USIU-Africa will receive holistic support which

(a) Tuition and functional fees;
(b) Laptops, books and other learning materials;
(c) Reasonable accommodation and meals;
(d) Medical insurance;
(e) Stipend;
(f) Transport to and from home;
(g) Access to leadership training;
(h) Access to entrepreneurial training;
(i) Psycho-social support, career counselling and mentorship;
(j) Disability needs will be reasonably catered for.

Application process:

(a) Interested applicants can download the application forms from or pick from Main Administration Building, Admissions Office, USIU-Africa at no cost.
(b) Submit completed application forms by email as an attachment, ensuring that the scanned copy of the scholarship application form and all required documents are clearly legible and send to: or drop at Main
Administration Building, Admissions Office, USIU-Africa or post to:

Program Director, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program,
USIU-Africa, P.O. Box 14634 – 00800, Nairobi
(c) Any queries can be directed through e-mail at or phone +254730 116
218 or in person