Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Gondar 2024/2025 (Fully-funded)

This informs the public about the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Gondar 2024/2025 for Ethiopians. Details about the Program are given below. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Gondar will award a total of 160 graduate scholarships for eight years, which started in the 2018/19 Academic year.

University of Gondar Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

The scholarship will directly benefit academically talented but disadvantaged youth from five East African countries – Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti and South Sudan.

Program Details

The Graduate Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is designed to help Scholars acquire transformational and leadership skills and demonstrate high professional and scholarly competencies to effectively influence global, regional, national and local socioeconomic development trends.

The Program will provide excellent academic and nonacademic support to Mastercard Foundation Scholars during their stay at the University of Gondar.


Graduate scholarships are open for applicants who intend to be full-time students at the University of Gondar. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Earned a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to their proposed graduate program from a recognized University using English as a medium of instruction in the past 5 years with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) at graduation;
  • Be a citizen and permanent resident of Somalia, Eritrea, South Sudan and Djibouti (and residents of the respective countries for at least five years at the time of their application),
  • Youth applicants with disabilities
  • Female applicants with economic but financial difficulty to finance graduate university education;
  • Earned a passing mark on the Graduate Admission Test (GAT) administered by the Ethiopian Ministry of

Graduate applicants must be in or applying to one of the following programs:

  • Accounting
  • Development and Environmental Management Studies
  • Economics
  • Gender and Development Studies
  • Law
  • Logistics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Nursing
  • Optometry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Public health
  • Sociology
  • Special Needs and Inclusive Education
  • Tourism

How to Apply

For those interested in the University of Gondar Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2024. Open this link to start the application process.
  • A medical paper signed by the Health/Hospital Board attesting to your disability type and degree, if you have been assessed by a health professional
  • Completed and signed Scholarship Application Form;
  • Detailed resume of academic, non‐academic and volunteer work;
  • All elementary, high school and university transcripts/student copy;
  • Two letters of recommendations from previous universities;
  • National and/or resident identification card, or passport;
  • Testimonials regarding their economic disadvantage (for Kebele/Woreda Administrator);
  • Letter from District Police Office regarding their criminal record; and,
  • Testimonial about voluntary community giveback and leadership.

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 April 2024.

Open this link for more details about University of Gondar Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2024.

Check Out: