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Fully-Funded Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill 2020/21


Mastercard Foundation in partnership with McGill University – Canada is welcoming applications from African students for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2020/2021.

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program offers its beneficiaries the change to pursue a fully-funded Masters program at the partnered university (McGill University) and upon return to home, countries are also offered internships to enhance their skills.

A central goal of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is to create a globally educated and highly qualified group of future leaders, who, upon graduation, can return to Africa to help foster the region’s development.

Toward these ends, McGill complements Scholars’ education with a comprehensive support system that includes mentorship, tailored support services, community service opportunities, and sustained programming relevant to their personal development.

Scholars also receive guidance and funding for two internships in their home countries during their studies. These internships aim to sustain the Scholars’ connection with their home countries and build a path toward meaningful employment post-graduation.

Eligibility Criteria

There are no specific eligibility criteria for this program, but applicants for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill should note:

  • Scholarships are for scholars from sub-Saharan Africa Prospective applicants can find the full list of MCF eligible programs.
  • Applicants should have completed their first-degree program prior to applying to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill.
  • Selection will be by nomination based on departmental admission proceedings.

The scholarship, aside from covering full sponsorship, comprises of the following components:

  • Leadership Development
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Faculty Mentorship and
  • Internships

How to Apply

Prospective applicants will have to first selcet the course of their choixw from the list of MCF eligible programs here.

Once a program of interest has been identified, the applicant must consult the departmental requirements as well as the standard graduate admission requirements, to verify that they are eligible to apply.

Please note that meeting the minimum graduate admissions requirements does not guarantee nomination for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program or admission to McGill University. If the minimum requirements are met, the applicant may request nomination from the department via email. This request should have the following information enclosed:

    • University Transcript
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Short Personal Statement (max. 350 words).

Successful applicants will be notified in April 2021 if they have been selected for the 2021 Cohort of the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program at McGill University.

Application Deadline: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program – Masters Studies (Non-Thesis) for Fall 2021 is now OPEN. This application is for MASTER’s (non-thesis) applicants only.

You can Visit the Official Website for More Information.

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