University of the People and Microsoft 4Afrika have partnered to offer scholarships to students wishing to study towards an Associate's Degree with UoPeople. Through this program UoPeople and Microsoft will support 1,000 African students to graduate with a world-class academic degree from UoPeople, helping to change the lives of the students, their families and communities and ultimately transforming the continent.
Scholarship recipients may also be eligible to further enhance their skills and experience through participation in additional support programs, including professional training from Microsoft, mentorship by Microsoft employees, internships, and job opportunities with Microsoft and their affiliates in Africa.
Applicants, ages 18-34, from all African countries are invited to apply for this exciting scholarship opportunity to study towards their associate degree, supported by Microsoft. Interested applicants should first complete the UoPeople online application. Upon admittance to UoPeople, applicants will be invited to submit a request for financial aid from the Microsoft 4Afrika scholarship program. Don't miss this incredible scholarship opportunity - apply today!
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What are the requirements for admission?
UoPeople has three specific admission requirements: students must be 18 years of age or older, be English proficient and send a copy of certified diploma and academic transcripts. In addition, students must have access to reliable internet connection. Please view the UoPeople admission requirements for further information.
Both the online application form and the required documents must be received by the University before an applicant will be considered for admission. In addition, applicants wishing to apply for this scholarship program will be required to complete the Microsoft 4Afrika selection process, which may include: additional essays, screening test, and/or a face-to-face interview. More information regarding the scholarship selection process will be available for relevant candidates in the coming weeks. Applicants who successfully complete the additional selection requirements will be considered for the award of a scholarship.
Who can apply for the Microsoft 4Afrika Scholarship Program?
All admitted applicants living in an African country and who are between the ages of 18-34 are invited to apply for this scholarship program.
Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year
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University of the People is tuition-free. What is the “scholarship” actually covering in this case?
In order to remain sustainable, the University charges small processing fees for application and examination processing. UoPeople is dedicated to its mission to ensure that no qualified individual is denied access to higher education due to financial constraints and has created a variety of scholarships, such as this one, for students who are unable to pay even the nominal processing fees.