Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill
Application Deadline:4 February 2019
Course(s) Offered:Several disciplines
Course Level:Graduate (masters)
Provider:McGill University / MasterCard Foundation
Country to Study in:Canada
McGill University and The Mastercard Foundation are pleased to offer full scholarships to economically challenged, academically gifted Master’s students from Sub-Saharan Africa throughThe Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.
This scholarship program is designed to sponsor outstanding, community engaged students to attend university who otherwise would not have the opportunity, thereby, fostering the development of future Sub-Saharan African leaders and entrepreneurs.This application is for MASTER’s (non-thesis) applicants only.
A central goal of theMastercard Foundation Scholars Programis 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.
To be eligible for consideration for The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Master’s Program at McGill, you must:
- Be admissible to one of the eligible programs at McGill University;
- Have never completed any graduate studies;
- Be nominated by a professor of a recognized Mastercard Foundation Partner University, or;
- Be nominated by a current McGill Professor or Staff Member (see link to Nomination Form below);
- Be a citizen of and have lived a significant part of your life in a Sub-Saharan African Country;
- Have an exceptional record of service and activity in your school and/or community;
- Have an intent to return to your country immediately upon the completion of your degree with the goal of transforming your community through social and economic development;
- Demonstrate that your financial status is in the lowest two quintiles of your country.
Citizens of African countries (seeList of Eligible Countries)
Fields of study
Eligible masters programs – non-thesis only. Include master of architecture (M.Arch.), master of arts M.A.), master of education (M.Ed.), master of engineering (M.Eng.), master of information studies (M.I.St.), master of science (M.Sc.), master of science applied (M.Sc.A), master of urban planning (M.U.P). Seeeligible Programs List
Number of awards
Covers the whole duration of your studies
In addition to financial support, Scholars are provided with a comprehensive support network that includes an array of mentoring and support services to ensure each student’s academic success, community service engagement and transition to socially relevant employment opportunities, when they return to Africa at the conclusion of their studies.
Method of Application
This application is for MASTER’s (non-thesis) applicants only.You must be nominated by a professor of a recognized Mastercard Foundation Partner University, or be nominated by a current McGill Professor or Staff Member (see the2019 Nomination Form.pdf).
It is important to carefully read theFAQs, and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this scholarship
Applications period begin September 15, 2018. Deadline to submit the Application for Admission in uApply and the Mastercard Scholars Program application documents in uApply is your choice program’s deadline (butno later than February 4th)
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Selection Committee begins to make scholarship offers by March 14, 2019.
TheMastercard Foundation Scholars Programprovides access to secondary and higher education for young people who are committed to giving back to their communities. It is designed to provide students with holistic support.McGill University(French: Université McGill) is a public research university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was established in 1821 and bears the name of James McGill, a Montreal merchant originally from Scotland whose bequest in 1813 formed the university’s precursor, McGill College.
Application Deadline:4 February 2019
Open to International Applicants:Yes (ONLY Africans)