MTN Solution Space Scholarship for Africans

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MTN Solution Space Scholarship Program for Young Africans

MTN Solution Space Scholarship is offering awards to visionary Africans who are willing to undertake research that will help shape the future of Africa. Full-fee studies will be taken at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town.

The MTN Solution Space seeks to support problem solvers – doers, makers, thinkers and creators – who continually seek to advance and leverage technologies for the well-being of Africans.

Eligibility
For consideration for a MTN Scholarship, candidate must:

  1. be a citizen from an African country and a Permanent Resident for at least 1 year.
  2. apply to pursue either the MBA or the MPhil in Inclusive Innovation programme at the UCT GSB. Applicants will only be able to take up the MTN Scholarship if successfully admitted to the UCT GSB programme. For full details about the MBA programme or MPhil programme, criteria and how to apply to the business school click here
  3. Financial Need Criteria
    • Illustrate Financial Need as follows:
      Record Full declaration of all details required in the space on the Affidavit for the MTN Scholars Program at the University of Cape Town
    • Details for all property and assets of any nature must be declared on the Affidavit.
    • UCT reserves the right to request that applicants furnish evidence of answers/statements on the application form. If information is false or untrue, the University further reserves the right to disqualify an application. And/or to cancel and recover any scholarship funds that may have been paid out to an awardee.

Selection Criteria:

MTN Scholars have professional integrity, bold and visionary leadership, a spirit of innovation and inquisitiveness, active collaboration, entrepreneurial drive and track record of action.

The following criteria apply in the selection of MTN Scholars.

  1. Applicant has started or worked in an entrepreneurial venture, or demonstrated entrepreneurial and innovative strategies. Within an organisation for at least one year. Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience or strong interest in their chosen focus area. (education, health, smart cities). A track record of exploring or initiating innovative approaches in these sectors is preferable.
  2. Applicants must demonstrate professional integrity, bold and visionary leadership, a spirit of innovation and inquisitiveness, active collaboration, entrepreneurial drive and a track record of action.
  3. Applicants must demonstrate some need for the scholarship. Through either previous work experience, personal background or demonstrated commitment to start a venture. Which make self-funding the programme a significant burden.

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