• Full Scholarship
  • Beirut

Dreams take flight at the American University of Beirut (AUB), where the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program empowers exceptional young minds to become agents of change. This transformative initiative, now open for applications for the 2024 intake, offers a full-fledged scholarship and comprehensive support system to propel you towards academic excellence and impactful leadership.

Imagine yourself immersed in a vibrant academic landscape, pursuing your graduate studies at a world-renowned university. AUB, nestled in the heart of Beirut, pulsates with intellectual energy and cultural diversity. Here, you’ll delve into rigorous coursework, mentored by renowned professors, and collaborate with peers from across the globe.

But the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program transcends academics. It is a catalyst for personal and professional growth, nurturing your leadership potential and social responsibility. You’ll participate in workshops, immerse yourself in community engagement projects, and gain valuable internship experience, all tailored to equip you with the skills and mindset to tackle real-world challenges.

This program is not just about acquiring knowledge; it’s about building a legacy. The Mastercard Foundation seeks individuals who are driven by a deep commitment to their communities, countries, and regions. Are you passionate about making a difference? Do you possess the talent, resilience, and vision to lead the way towards a brighter future? Then, this program awaits you.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It provides not just financial support, but a holistic development journey, preparing you to become a transformative force in your chosen field. Whether you aspire to innovate in healthcare, champion environmental sustainability, or bridge social divides, AUB and the Mastercard Foundation empower you to turn your dreams into tangible solutions.

If you are a young leader, brimming with potential and a yearning to contribute, then answer the call. Take the first step towards an extraordinary future. Applications for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2024 close on March 14th, 2024. Visit the AUB website to embark on this transformative journey and unleash your potential as an agent of change.

Location:

Online, Lebanon

Benefits

Financial benefits:

  • Full tuition fees covered: The program provides complete financial coverage for your chosen graduate program at AUB, removing any financial barriers to pursuing your academic goals.
  • Living stipend: You will receive a monthly stipend to cover your living expenses in Beirut, Lebanon, ensuring you can focus on your studies without financial worries.
  • Health insurance: The program provides comprehensive health insurance to ensure your well-being throughout your scholarship period.

Academic and professional development:

  • Intensive preparatory courses: You will gain access to specialized courses designed to strengthen your academic skills and prepare you for success in your chosen field.
  • Mentorship and career counseling: Benefit from dedicated mentorship and career guidance from experienced professionals, helping you navigate your academic and professional journey.
  • Internships and fieldwork: The program provides opportunities for internships and fieldwork experiences at relevant institutions and organizations, allowing you to gain practical experience and build your professional network.
  • Additional learning workshops and training: Engage in workshops and training sessions designed to develop your leadership skills, communication skills, and other important personal and professional qualities.

Eligibilities

​​​On-campus masters’ scholarships are open to:

  1. Citizens of countries on the African Continent
  2. Citizens of Lebanon
  3. Refugees living in Lebanon or on the African Continent
​​​PhD scholarships are open to:
  1. Citizens of countries on the African Continent
  2. Refugees living ​on the African Continent​

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA FOR SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS

  • Good academic standing in the previous degree
  • Talent that exceeds financial resources​
  • Commitment to giving back to the community, country, and region
  • Leadership skills
  • Commitment to attend all the additional learning experiences and workshops required by the Scholars Program
  • 35 years or younger
  • Demonstration of Readiness for University Studies in English (RUSE) by April 21, 2024.

​Tests that you can submit: AUB-EN test, TOEFL IBT, IELTS (Academic), GRE (Verbal), GMAT (Verbal), or DUOLINGO English Test (DET).​

Eligible Regions: Lebanon, African Continent

Application Process

Application process for graduate scholarship

Step 1Complete 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. Then, click “Save” to submit your changes.
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 to applicants who will receive access to the financial aid application 1-2 weeks after completing Step 2). The deadline for FAID is not March 14.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For an application to be considered complete, applicants must have completed (1) the AUB online graduate application, (2) the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program survey, and (3) the AUB Financial Aid Application.

Application process for online graduate scholarship

Step 1Complete the AUB online graduate application and upload supporting documents by March 14, 2024.

Step 2:  Complete the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Survey by March 14, 2024.
Step 3:  Submit RUSE ​scores by April 21, 2024.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For an application to be considered complete, applicants must have completed (1) the AUB online graduate application, (2) the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program survey, and (3) submit RUSE scores.

Application Deadline: March 14, 2024 (14 Days Remaining)

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