McGill University Mastercard Foundation Scholarships for Masters Students from Africa

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill

Course(s) Offered: Several disciplines
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: McGill University / MasterCard Foundation
Country to Study in: Canada

Scholarship Description
McGill University and The Mastercard Foundation are pleased to offer full scholarships to economically challenged, academically gifted Master’s students from Sub-Saharan Africa through The 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 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.

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill University

To be eligible for consideration for The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Master’s Program at McGill, you must:
  1. Be admissible to one of the eligible programs at McGill University;
  2. Have never completed any graduate studies;
  3. Be nominated by a professor of a recognized Mastercard Foundation Partner University, or;
  4. Be nominated by a current McGill Professor or Staff Member (see link to Nomination Form below);
  5. Be a citizen of and have lived a significant part of your life in a Sub-Saharan African Country;
  6. Have an exceptional record of service and activity in your school and/or community;
  7. 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;
  8. Demonstrate that your financial status is in the lowest two quintiles of your country.
Eligible groups
Citizens of African countries (see List 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). See eligible Programs List

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Covers the whole duration of your studies

Scholarship benefits
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 the 2019 Nomination Form.pdf).

It is important to carefully read the FAQs, 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 (but no later than February 4th)

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Selection Committee begins to make scholarship offers by March 14, 2019.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program provides 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)

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