Microsoft4Afrika Scholarship at UoPeople

University of the People
Associate Degree

Deadline: 8 May 2014
Study in:  Any Country (online)
Term starts September 2014

Brief description:

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 mentorship by Microsoft employees, professional training from Microsoft, internships with Microsoft and their affiliates in Africa and more.

Host Institution(s):

University of the People (UoPeople) – the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, degree-granting online academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education globally for all qualified individuals, despite financial, geographic or societal constraints.

Field(s) of study:

Associate Degree in Business Administration and Computer Science

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

Applicants, ages 18-34, from all African countries

Scholarship value/inclusions:

University of the People is a tuition-free, non-profit institution. The University does not charge students to take classes, does not charge for any reading and other study materials, and does not charge for annual enrollment.

However, In order to remain sustainable, UoPeople charges small processing fees for application and examination processing. Applicants are charged a non-refundable onetime $10-$50 Application Processing Fee to cover the cost of reviewing and processing an application. The amount charged is based on the applicant’s place of residence – applicants from developing countries pay a lower amount. UoPeople charges an Exam Processing Fee of $100 per end-of-course exam. These fees, including the projected maximum cost for the entire degree program, are publicized on the website and in the Catalog.

For those individuals who are unable to pay their Exam Processing Fees, UoPeople has created an innovative Micro-Scholarship Portal that will enable donors to contribute directly to individual students in need of assistance. Additionally, students might be able to apply for other scholarships, such as a UoPeople scholarship. Or the afore mentioned Microsoft4Afrika Scholarship.

Eligibility:

UoPeople accepts all high-school graduates who have internet access and can prove sufficient knowledge of the English language. Applicants must be 18 years and older and prove high school completion through the submission of a high school diploma and transcripts. The diploma and transcripts may be in a language other than English provided the applicant submits, in addition, an official translation document that is notarized prior to submittal. Applicants must complete the application requirements and undergo the application process in order to be accepted into the program. Aspiring students from African countries are eligible to apply for the Microsoft4Afrika Scholarship.

Application instructions:

Students wishing to apply to the Microsoft4Afrika scholarship through UoPeople need to be admitted to the University a term before they hope to begin their studies due to the acceptance process. The nearest deadline for application to the university is 27 February 2014 (for students wishing to begin their studies in June, 2014). Once a student receives his/her official notice of admissions, they are eligible to request a scholarship from one of the many scholarship possibilities available at UoPeople, including the Microsoft4Afrika scholarship.

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!

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

For detailed information regarding the Microsoft 4Afrika scholarship, click here.   For more information regarding UoPeople, visit the UoPeople website.

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