MasterCard Foundation Scholarships For African Students At McGill University – Canada 2020

MasterCard Foundation Scholarships For African Students At McGill University – Canada 2020

McGill University and The Mastercard Foundation are pleased to offer full scholarships to economically challenged, academically gifted students from Sub-Saharan Africa through The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

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. 

Application Deadlines:

  • Deadline to submit the Application for Admission in uApply: Your program’s deadline
  • Deadline to submit MCF Supporting Documents in uApply: January 31, 2021

Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan African countries

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Type: Masters ((non-thesis)

Value of 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.

Number of Scholarships: Not specified

Duration of Scholarship: 2 years


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

      Relevant publications have been provided, kindly read through. If interested in any, please visit “The Official Website” of the institution to get guidelines on how to apply. Kindly reach out to the school directly If you have further issues applying for the scholarship.