McGill University in association with the Mastercard Foundation offering full scholarships to economically challenged, academically gifted Master’s students from Sub-Saharan Africa through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. This scholarship program sponsors outstanding, community-engaged students to attend university who otherwise would not have the opportunity. Thereby, the Mastercard Foundation is fostering the development of future Sub-Saharan African leaders and entrepreneurs.
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.
The Mastercard Foundation provides financial support to Scholars studying at McGill University. Further, scholars will have an opportunity to indulge 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.
Mastercard Foundation will exempt the tuition fee of the candidates of 2020 Scholars Program at McGill University. Further, the foundation will also cover the living expenses of students for the duration of their Master’s Program.
The Mastercard Foundation Scholarship is an extensive scholarship opportunities for African students, available on a competitive basis. Hence, the candidates are eligible for the scholarship if:
Before applying to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, candidates must gain admission in one of the listed Master’s programs at McGill University. In order to apply for the master’s degree program, the candidates must complete the online application form. However, prior to that, the applicant must consult the departmental requirements as well as the standard graduate admission requirements, to verify that they are eligible to apply.
If the candidates meet the requirement, s/he may request a nomination from the department via email. In order to validate the nomination, the candidate must submit:
Once nominated, the applicant will be issued a fee waiver and should complete the admission application in uApply. They should upload the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Application Form, sponsor letter and bank statement to the uApply checklist. Further, the applicant should request their Referee to complete the MCFSP Recommendation form and return the completed form by email.
The Mastercard Foundation accepts the application for 2020 Scholars Program at McGill University until 31 January 2020.