2023 Masters Scholarship from The MasterCard Foundation at McGill University

Through The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme, McGill University and The Mastercard Foundation are proud to provide full scholarships to Sub-Saharan African master’s students who are both academically and financially talented.

This scholarship programme aims to support deserving, community-engaged students who would not otherwise be able to attend university, promoting the growth of future Sub-Saharan African leaders and businesspeople.

In addition to financial assistance, Scholars are given access to a wide range of mentoring and support services to ensure each student’s academic success, participation in community service, and transition into socially relevant employment opportunities when they return to Africa after finishing their studies.

About Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. All people, no matter where their starting point in life, should have an equal chance to succeed. We believe that with access to education, financial services, and skills training, people can have that chance. Our focus is helping economically disadvantaged young people in Africa to find opportunities to move themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty to a better life.

McGill University/ MasterCard Foundation Masters Scholarship

  • Type Postgraduate
  • Organization Mastercard Foundation
  • Country to study Canada
  • School to study McGill University
  • Course to study Not specified
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application DeadlineDecember 1, 2023

Aim and Benefits of McGill University/ MasterCard Foundation Masters Scholarship

  • The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at McGill will receive a holistic set of financial, social, and academic supports throughout their education and during their post-graduate transitions.

Requirements for McGill University/ MasterCard Foundation Masters Scholarship Qualification

  • Be admissible to one of the eligible programs at McGill University (see Program List below);
  • 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 Nomination Form);
  • Be a citizen of and have lived a significant part of your life in a Sub-Saharan African Country (see List of Eligible Countries);
  • 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.

Application Deadline

December 1, 2023

How to Apply

  • Because applicants to The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program do not have to pay the $107.50 application fee, you must follow a special application procedure.
  • You will find detailed instructions on this special procedure, and complete information about applying to McGill as a MasterCard Foundation Scholar, from the link.

For more details, visit McGill University website.

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