February 25 to May 31, 2019

Course Tuition $1,800.00

There is a single registration form for both regular registrations and the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship application. If you meet the eligibility criteria and wish to apply for the Mastercard Foundation Microfinance Scholars award please complete page 7 of the form.


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Deadline for Registration February 15, 2019
Deadline for FULL PAYMENT February 25

You may pay for SMDP Online tuition though one of these three methods:

  • Wire Transfer
  • Credit Card
  • Check from U.S. Bank

Students will make payments directly to the Carsey School of Public Policy/University of New Hampshire in U.S. dollars and can pay by check from a U.S. bank, credit card, or wire transfer. Credit card payments are subject to a 2 percent processing fee on the total transaction amount. Please note that if payment is made by wire transfer, you must add $35 for the wire transfer fee.

Tuition must be 100% paid by the payment deadline listed above. Once your deposit or full payment has been received, we will send you an email confirmation. For payment questions, contact or call 01-603-862-0763 (Fax 01-603-862-3878).

The MasterCard Foundation Microfinance Scholars Program Scholarship

Deadline for Registration February 15, 2019

We will award several MasterCard Foundation Microfinance Scholars Program scholarships through a competitive application process. Please read the eligibility criteria below and complete the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship, which can be found at the bottom of the regular application at the link above. If you commit to paying a share of the tuition for your course, you will be required to make this payment as soon as you have been accepted to the program. If you do not make the payment within two weeks of notification of your award, you may forfeit your scholarship opportunity.

Selection Preferences:

    Practitioners who have at least two years of experience in the microenterprise development field

  • Practitioners who work in Africa
  • Youth practitioner (under age 26)
  • Women practitioners
  • Practitioners who work for NGO or Development Finance Institutions and policy development organizations
  • Candidates coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, preferably from rural and resource-poor areas
  • Candidates who can make a contribution of at least 10% of the tuition fee

Recommendation Criteria:

Scholarship recommendations will be determined by the following criteria:

  1. How well does the applicant meet the selection preferences listed above?
  2. What is the stated financial need of and actual support committed from each candidate?
  3. Candidates who can make a contribution of at least 10% of tuition ($180.00)

Based on the candidate’s stated background profile, how will the scholarship make an impact on their professional development and to the organization?

Refund Information:

If you cannot attend the SMDP Online course, you may request a refund in writing or via email. Requests received before February 28, 2019, will be refunded in full, less a $100 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that date. It can take up to 4 weeks once you request a refund for payment to be processed. The refund will be remitted in the form it was received. For example, credit card payments will be issued a credit back to the original card the charge was made on (due to credit card regulations we are unable to make exceptions to this policy), and wire transfers will be refunded via wire.