The University of Gondar (Ethiopia) and Queen’s University (Canada), supported by the Mastercard Foundation, have developed a 10-year partnership to advance inclusive higher education for young people with disabilities, develop new occupational therapy programs and advance research for inclusive education and community-based rehabilitation in Africa.
While the Undergraduate category of the programme requires you to be an Ethiopian youth before an application can be made, the Graduate programme welcomes students from Ethiopia as well as other countries in East Africa.
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June 30, 2022.
Undergraduate Programme: Ethiopia
Graduate Programme: Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti and South Sudan
Scholarship Study Location
The University of Gondar campuses across the nation of Ethiopia.
Bachelors & Masters
Eligibility & Selection Criteria
For Undergraduate Studies
Eligible applicants are Ethiopians and:
- have a visual, hearing or mobility disability;
- must have sat for the two most recent EHEECEs; and,
- have the required scores on the EHEECE for entry to higher education institutions, either in Regular or Extension.
Applicants will also be considered based on:
- Financial need
- leadership/community giveback experience or potential
Undergraduate programmes at the University of Gondar accepting applications are:
- Social science,
- Health and
NOTE: Please note that undergraduate scholarships are not available for international students.
For Graduate Studies
- Applicants must have completed the first-degree programme
- Applicants must be from a country in East Africa
- Applicants must be intending to enrol in one of the advertised programmes for Graduate Studies
The eligible programmes are:
- Gender and development studies
- Development and environmental management studies
- Public health
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of applicants’ demonstrated academic ability, leadership potential, socioeconomic need and disability.
Number of Scholarships
For Undergraduate studies, 290 scholarships will be offered for a 10-years period. For graduate studies, the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) at the University of Gondar will award a total of 160 scholarships for eight years.
Value of Scholarship
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.
The scholarship is expected to cover the entire duration of studies.
The applicants should visit the respective award page for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes for details on how to apply.