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International Accelerated Degree Program Scholarships at Arizona State University

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Our goal is to raise transformative leaders to influence change on the African Continent.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU and KNUST provides academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa with access to quality and relevant University education. The Scholars Program embodies an array of mentoring and cultural transition services to ensure the scholar’s academic success, community engagement and transition to employment opportunities which will further the goal of social and economic transformation of Africa.

It aims to train a cohort of students in a 3+1+1 International Accelerated Degree Program (IADP) to contribute to societal change and transformation of the African Continent.

The Scholarship includes:

Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation and monthly stipend).

Regular group meetings with other scholars that focus on personal and professional development opportunities and activities tailored to build societal relationships and scholars’ capacity.

Continued academic support through academic mentoring, virtual learning, life and career coaching, and tutoring.

Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community services and mentoring (Go-back Give- Back), and uniquely sourced internships.

An academic environment where faculty and students engage with global issues.

The prestige of becoming part of the growing family of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Alumni and the Global Scholars Community.

The opportunity to be enrolled on an accelerated Master’s Degree after undergraduate studies.



For the 2018/2019 Academic Year Application,

  • All applicants must be in one of the following programs of study;

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Human Resource Management

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • All Applicants must be in their third year of study.

  • All Applicants must have a minimum CWA of Second Class Upper Division.

  • The Applicant must have No Outstanding Trails.

  • The Applicant must have Critical Economic Needs.

  • The Applicant must have Proven Records of Leadership and Community Engagement(s).

  • Females and Physically Challenged Applicants shall be given top priority.

  • The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community.


How to Apply:

Download a copy of the 2018/2019 application form.  Download Application Form

Submit the completed application form by hand to:

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

Applications close at 17:00GMT, 17th November, 2017

What Next?

Only shortlisted applicants will be called for interviews which would be held at the KNUST Secretariat of MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the Office of the Dean of Students.
Interviews will be done by an independent panel constituted by the Vice Chancellor of KNUST.

Verification of ALL examination results and information provided, as well as community visits of SUCCESSFUL applicants, will be conducted before admission is approved.
Award of the Scholarship will be published on the University’s website


There are absolutely NO CHARGES/ FEES/ FACILITATION/ AGENTS OR INTERMEDIARIES REQUIRED at any stage of this process.
Inaccurate information or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of any applicant and any attempt to influence the process will lead to disqualification and a recommendation for summary dismissal.

The decisions of the SELECTION COMMITTEE, also constituted by the Vice Chancellor are FINAL.
Telephone numbers and email addresses provided by applicants should be ACTIVE at all times to receive critical information on their application.

For further enquiry and assistance, please CONTACT the Secretariat on +233-206-030-790/ +233-3220-62975 or email us at or