African students set to benefit from $27m scholarship programme

Some 200 African students will benefit from the chance to study at Edinburgh, thanks to a new package of scholarships.

The University’s partnership with The MasterCard Foundation will allocate $27 million over seven years. It will ensure access to education for bright young leaders who have a personal commitment to changing the world around them and improving the lives of others.

Full scholarships will be offered to 80 undergraduate and 120 postgraduate African students. The initiative will enable the University to offer opportunities to the brightest and best African Scholars.

Munini Musembi, from Nairobi, Kenya, is one of the first undergraduate recipients. Munini will take her first steps in further education and shortly begin studying mechanical engineering at Edinburgh.


The MasterCard Foundation

Soufia Bham, MasterCard Foundation Scholar, talks about her Road to Edinburgh

Scholar’s Programme at Edinburgh

Edinburgh Global

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Centre of African Studies

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