Apply Now for the Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science & Technology (KNUST) MasterCard Foundation Scholarships 2024


Are you a young African who is passionate about making a positive impact in your community and beyond? Do you have the academic potential and leadership skills to become a change agent in your field of study? Do you face financial barriers to pursuing higher education?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you may be eligible for the KNUST MasterCard Foundation Scholarships 2024. This is a fully-funded scholarship program that enables academically talented, yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa to access quality university education at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

The scholarship program offers more than just financial support. It also provides holistic training that empowers scholars to become effective and ethical leaders who can give back to their communities and the continent. As a scholar, you will benefit from mentorship, ethical leadership seminars, skills training, career development services, and networking opportunities with other scholars and alumni.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must have a genuine and valid WASSCE or GBCE or ABCE or GCE O ‘Level & A ‘Level or their equivalent results from an accredited/recognized institution. Your results must not be more than five years old.
  • You must meet KNUST’s Admission Requirements and be successfully admitted into a program at KNUST.
  • You must demonstrate that you have critical economic needs and cannot afford to pay for your education.
  • You must have proven records of leadership and community engagement.
  • You must be willing to go back and give back to your community after graduation.
  • You must not be enrolled in any tertiary institution.

Priority will be given to:

  • Females
  • Displaced Persons (Certified Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, etc.)
  • Persons with Disability

How to Apply

To apply for the scholarship, you need to follow these steps:

  • Download the scholarship application form here.
  • Fill out the form with accurate and honest information.
  • Attach the required documents, such as your academic transcripts, certificates, birth certificate, national ID card, etc.
  • Send the completed form and documents via courier mail (e.g. EMS, DHL, Fedex, UPS) to the address below:

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

The deadline for the application is May 31st, 2024. Please note that the scholarship application form is free and has a feature of a “2024” watermark. Do not wait until admissions are opened at KNUST. Apply for the scholarship as soon as you can.


  • Q: What are the benefits of the scholarship?
  • A: The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation allowance, and a monthly stipend. It also offers counseling support services, career development services, leadership training, skills training, mentoring, and networking opportunities.
  • Q: What are the programs of study that are eligible for the scholarship?
  • A: The scholarship is open to all programs of study offered at KNUST, except Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry.
  • Q: How many scholarships are available for the 2024/2025 academic year?
  • A: The scholarship program aims to award 700 scholarships over a period of 10 years. The number of scholarships available for each academic year may vary depending on the availability of funds and the quality of applicants.
  • Q: How will the selection process be conducted?
  • A: The selection process will be based on academic merit, leadership potential, community involvement, and financial need. The selection committee will review the applications and shortlist the candidates for interviews. The final selection will be made after the interviews and verification of documents.


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