International Accelerated Degree Program (IADP 3+1+1) Scholarships at Arizona State University (ASU-USA) 2018/2019

International Accelerated Degree Program (IADP 3+1+1) Scholarships at Arizona State University (ASU-USA) 2018/2019


In line with our goal to raise transformative leaders to influence change on the African Continent, the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU and KNUST aims to develop a cohort of students in a 3+1+1 International Accelerated Degree Program (IADP) to contribute to the industrial and the social-economic development of Ghana, Africa and other nations by providing (a) academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa with access to quality and relevant University education; (b) recruit outstanding students who will learn and develop community engagements, and transition to employment opportunities which will further the goal of social and economic transformation of Africa; and (c) provide mentoring and cultural transition services that ensure the scholar’s academic success

The Scholarship includes:

  • Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation and monthly stipend).
  • Regular group meetings with other scholars that focus on personal and professional development opportunities and activities tailored to build societal relationships and scholars’ capacity.
  • Continued academic support through academic mentoring, virtual learning, life and career coaching, and tutoring.
  • Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community services and mentoring (Go-back Give- Back), and uniquely sourced internships.
  • An academic environment where faculty and students engage with global issues.
  • The prestige of becoming part of the growing family of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Alumni and the Global Scholars Community.
  • The opportunity to be enrolled on an accelerated Master’s Degree after undergraduate studies.


For the 2018/2019 Academic Year Application,

  • All applicants must be in one of the following programs of study;
  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Biomedical Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Materials Engineering
  5. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  6. Business Analytics (BIT)
  7. Business Finance
  • All Applicants must be in their third year of study.
  • All Applicants must have a minimum CWA of Sixty-Five (65.00).
  • The Applicant must have No Outstanding Trails.
  • The Applicant must have Critical Economic Needs.
  • The Applicant must have Proven Records of Leadership and Community Engagement(s).
  • Females and Physically Challenged Applicants shall be given top priority.
  • The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community.

How to Apply:

Download a copy of the 2018/2019 application form (Here).

Submit the completed application form by hand to:

The Program Manager,
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST,
Office of the Dean of Students, KNUST
Private Mail Bag
Kumasi, Ghana

Applications close at 17:00 GMT, 31st October, 2018

What Next?

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be called for interviews which would be held at the KNUST Secretariat of MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the Office of the Dean of Students.
  • Interviews will be done by an independent panel set up by the Vice Chancellor of  KNUST.
  • Verification of ALL examination results and information provided, as well as community visits of SUCCESSFUL applicants, will be conducted before selection is approved.
  • Successful candidates would begin the second phase of the application process conducted by ASU


  • There are absolutely NO CHARGES/ FEES/ FACILITATION/ AGENTS OR INTERMEDIARIES REQUIRED at any stage of this process.
  • Inaccurate information or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of any applicant and any attempt to influence the process will lead to disqualification and a recommendation for summary dismissal.
  • The decisions of the SELECTION COMMITTEE, also constituted by the Vice Chancellor are FINAL.
  • Award of the Scholarship will be published on the University’s website at the end of the recruitment cycle.
  • Telephone numbers and email addresses provided by applicants should be ACTIVE at all times to receive critical information on their application.
  • For further enquiry and assistance, please contact the Secretariat on: +233-206-030-790/ +233-3220-62975 or email us at

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