The University of Berger University, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, is offering scholarships to high potential graduates (including girls, people with disabilities, and displaced persons or refugees) who wish to pursue careers in digital, agricultural, health, or engineering fields. The programme also looks to providing recipients with training in non-technical fields and provide them with a comprehensive package of support services to transform them into committed leaders who will have the knowledge and expertise to support the industrial and socio-economic development of Africa and Senegal. 

Degree level



31st October 2022 

Who can apply? 

Applicants must:

  • Be from a disadvantaged background family, a person with a disability or a refugee/foreigner and be able to prove it;
  • Demonstrate leadership and entrepreneurial skills (substantiated by positions of responsibility held during their academic career or involvement in extracurricular associations or by edifying personal experiences;
  • Not be a recipient of any other scholarship programme in any capacity;
  • Show good academic performance.

 Fields of Study

  • Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science;
  • Applied Mathematics and Social Sciences;
  • Agronomic Sciences;
  • DUT Agroecology;
  • Preparatory Cycle of the Polytechnic Institute of Saint-Louis.

 What the scholarship offers

  • Monthly allowance of 60,000 FCFA throughout the duration of his training;
  • Health insurance to cover medical and hospitalization costs;
  • Tuition and training fees;
  • Registration fees and the remuneration of the tutors who will accompany the scholarship recipients throughout the duration of their training;
  • School supplies such as a laptop and a lump sum of 300,000 FCFA/year for the purchase of teaching materials;
  • A monthly subsidy of 25,000 FCFA for transport between the scholarship recipients place of residence and the UGB;
  • Travel documents for travel between their country of origin and Senegal.

Application process

Carefully read the application guide

Download, print and complete the application form with all supported documents.

Completed application forms must be sent via courier mail to the address below;

The Scholarships Department, 52 rue Saint-Michel (ex Dr. Thèze), 1st floor, opposite Immeuble La Rotonde – Dakar – SENEGAL OR 

The Rectorate of Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis or at the UGB branch in Dakar, Sacré-Coeur Pyrotechnie, lot 138, Tel: 33 864 11 65.

Required Documents:

  • Letter of motivation addressed to the Rector of the UGB with the subject line “Application for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Programme at the UGB”;
  • Copy of the National Identity Card or first page of the passport or certificate of identity;
  • Two (2) passport photos with the applicant’s name written on the back in capital letters (Do not attach photos to the form, submit in an envelope);
  • Certified copy of birth certificate;
  • Certified copy of diploma/National Senior Certificate;
  • Certified copy of academic transcript/Final Matric results;
  • Copy of death certificate(s) of the biological parents (if applicable);
  • Certified copy of parent’s salary slips for the last 3 months OR certificate of non-employment from parents who have no income;
  • Certificate of disability issued by the competent authorities for persons with disabilities OR a copy of the equal opportunity card;
  • Certificate OR refugee card for refugees;
  • Precise indication of the physical address of the parents or tutor.


If you have further inquiries or need assistance with the application process, please contact MCF - UGB via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Documents and links

MCF - UGB Scholarship Programme

Application form

Application guide


Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training.