Apply For Mastercard Scholarship Africa 2018 Intake

The Mastercard foundation will be sponsoring about 150 students from Africa in this years AIMS Africa structured Masters Program. Application forms are available for all interested and eligible candidates. Kindly read details below.

Applications for the programme commencing in January 2018 at AIMS South Africa are now OPEN.


The January intake of the AIMS Structured Master’s in Mathematical Sciences is open to students following the South African academic calendar (January to December). Preference will be given to South African nationals.

Applicants should hold, or anticipate completing by the start date of the AIMS course, a 4-year university degree in mathematics, or any science or engineering subject with a significant mathematics component.

An applicant’s record should demonstrate strong aptitude in mathematics. The course overview lists the courses which form part of this programme. More general information on the Structured Master’s programme can be found on the course page.


Each applicant’s dossier will be evaluated in the light of the prior educational opportunities available to her or him. Potential applicants must be able to demonstrate both a high degree of motivation, and the preparation and ability required to complete the course successfully.

Students are strongly advised to apply by 31 October. Applicants who are accepted on to the programme will be notified mid-November. Student applications received during November and December will be considered for places which may still be vacant. Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

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There will be no course fee for successful applicants and full bursaries covering tuition, accommodation, meals and travel costs will be awarded to successful applicants. Applications are made online.

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