Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Fully-funded scholarship at McGill University for students from Sub-Saharan Africa. Apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.


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.


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 (see Program List in the here);
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 the nomination form here)
Be a citizen of and have lived a significant part of your life in a Sub-Saharan African Country (see List of Eligible Countries here);
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.


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