Makerere University entered a partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to offer scholarships to 1,000 academically bright but economically disadvantaged youth from Africa to study at Makerere University from 2013 to 2023. This is a project worth US $ 20,989,965.15 implemented at Makerere University with the aim of developing the next generation of African Leaders and also to promote the strategic objectives of Makerere University and The MasterCard Foundation in contributing to Africa's higher education sector and development. The project is implemented under the leadership of the Planning and Development Directorate (PDD).

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Makerere University  offers comprehensive student support, that include;

  1. Tuition and Functional fees
  2. Laptop, books and other learning materials
  3. Accommodation, beddings and meals
  4. Medical insurance
  5. Stipend
  6. Transport to and from home
  7. Psychosocial and mentorship support
  8. Capacity building training in leadership, Communication, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, Gender and Human Rights

For more information please contact:

Planning and Development Department (PDD)
Flat 1, Block C, Lincoln Flats,
Makerere University
P O Box 7062 Kampala
Tel: +256 414 542 470
       +256 414 532 699