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2018 Fully-Funded Nelson Mandela’s African Leaders Of Tomorrow Scholarship Program – Canada

Note: To successfully apply for this scholarship, ensure you read all instructions on this page.

Are you an African student? Are you looking for a scholarship to study in Canada?

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is offering the Nelson Mandela’s African Leaders Of Tomorrow Scholarship Program to African students who wants to study in any Canadian University.

Application Timeline: 

  • Deadline to complete the Preliminary Questionnaire: 13th October, 2017
  • Selection process: 16th October to 31st December, 2018
  • Pre-selected candidates notified by email: January-February 9 2018
  • Admission to universities: January to March 2018
  • Pre-departure process (visa, accommodation, pre-departure orientation): February to July 2018
  • All other candidates notified of results: May 2018
  • Orientation session in Canada: Mid- August 2018
  • Start of study programs: End of August/beginning of September 2018

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Countries in sub-Saharan Africa

To be taken at (country): Canada

Eligible Fields Of Study: Public Administration, Public Policy or Public Finances

Type: Masters

Number Of Awardees: Not specified

Value Of Scholarship: Fully-funded

Duration Of Scholarship: The African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Programme funds studies in a Master’s degree programme in public administration, public policy or public finance for a maximum period of two years (24 months)

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen AND resident of sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Be between 22 and 35 years old (at the beginning of the study program);
  • Have completed a university degree meeting the minimum academic requirements for admission into a Master’s degree in Canada;
  • Have a minimum of two years and a maximum of five years of full-time work experience in the public sector, civil society sector or a research institute in Africa;
  • Be fluent in  French or English;
  • Meet all the academic requirements of the study program of choice

How To Apply: The following are required during application:

  • A CV or resume
  • All official transcripts and diplomas for every university program completed or in progress (with official translation if the transcripts are not in English or French)
  • An abstract for a case study
  • A 500 to 750 word letter of intent to explain why you want to study in public administration and how you will use the training on return to your country
  • Three reference letters (two academic and one professional). If you are currently employed, one of the support letters should be from your employer
  • A copy of your valid passport or a copy of the application form for a passport if you do not have a valid passport along with a national identity card
  • Language test results if you have never studied in the language of instruction at the Canadian university where you want to study (English or French) (g. TOEFL, Alliance française)
  • Eligible candidates must click here to complete the Preliminary Inquiry Questionnaire.

Visit The Scholarship Webpage For More Information

Award Provider: The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) manages the ALT Scholarship Program in partnership with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and in collaboration with the African Association of Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) and the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA).

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