Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2024 at American University of Beirut (AUB) – APPLY NOW

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program aims to empower young individuals from Africa and Indigenous communities in Canada to become catalysts for positive change in their communities and beyond.

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2024
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2024

Scholars participate in a comprehensive program involving workshops, courses, and fieldwork, in addition to their degree studies. The Mastercard Foundation collaborates with visionary organizations to provide access to meaningful employment for these young talents.


The Mastercard Foundation envisions a world where young people are included, thriving, and actively contributing to transformative change. The foundation strives for a future where the leadership and contributions of young people are recognized, creating opportunities for learning and prosperity.

Eligibility and Admission Criteria

On-Campus Master’s Scholarships:

  • Open to citizens of African countries, citizens of Lebanon, and refugees living in Lebanon or on the African Continent.

PhD Scholarships:

  • Open to citizens of African countries and refugees living on the African Continent.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria for Scholarship Students

  • Good academic standing in the previous degree.
  • Demonstrated talent that exceeds financial resources.
  • Commitment to community, country, and regional development.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Commitment to attending all additional learning experiences and workshops required by the Scholars Program.
  • Age limit: 35 years or younger.
  • Demonstration of Readiness for University Studies in English (RUSE) by April 21, 2024.

Accepted Tests for RUSE:

  • AUB-EN test
  • IELTS (Academic)
  • GRE (Verbal)
  • GMAT (Verbal)
  • DUOLINGO English Test (DET)

Application Process

Step 1: You need to complete the AUB online graduate application and upload supporting documents by March 14, 2024.

Step 2: Select Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program under the scholarship section of the online graduate application and tick the corresponding APPLY checkbox. Save changes to submit.

Step 3: Complete the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Survey by March 14, 2024.

Step 4: Fill out the AUB Financial Aid application (deadline to be communicated separately).

Important Note

For an application to be considered complete, applicants must have completed the AUB online graduate application, the Program survey, and the AUB Financial Aid Application.

More information

For additional details on graduate education at AUB, please click here.



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