The Fully Funded Mastercard Foundation Scholarships at Sciences Po aims to support 126 talented African students through their studies and to offer the next generation of leaders a world-class social science education, so they can go on to become changemakers in their home countries.
The Mastercard Foundation works with forward-looking organizations to provide greater access to education, training and financial services for economically disadvantaged people, primarily in Africa. As one of the world’s largest private foundations, its mission is to advance education and promote financial inclusion in order to forge an inclusive and equitable world. The Foundation is based in Toronto, Canada, and has operated independently of Mastercard International since its inception in 2006.
Sciences Po is the first university in continental Europe to join the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. Within this international network, 27 prestigious institutions in Africa, America, and Europe have a commitment to ensuring that all young people, whatever their background, have the same opportunities to get a quality education and fulfill their potential.
The Fully Funded Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program offers scholarships at Sciences Po to:
The recipients will receive benefits that include coverage of the full cost of tuition fees at Sciences Po. Further, the MasterCard Foundation also covers the accommodation and meals of the recipients.
Additionally, Sciences Po will offer scholars a specific suite of resources to facilitate their transition from education to employment:
Candidates eligible for the Fully Funded Mastercard Foundation Scholarships in Undergraduate as well as Masters program if they abide by the following criteria:
For the Summer School, the residents/citizens of a Sub-Saharan African Country are eligible if they are:
Eligible candidates can make an application for the undergraduate, masters as well as summer school program at Sciences Po by completing and submitting the online application. Along with the application, the candidates must also submit:
Candidates can make an application for the Fully Funded Mastercard Foundation Scholarships for:
Candidates can apply for the Fully Funded Mastercard Foundation Scholarships for