Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for African Students in France 2020/2021
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Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for African Students in France 2020/2021

Good news! Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for African Students is currently open.The Platform targets to assist 126 giftedAfrican scholars via their studies and to offer the next generation of leaders a world-class social science education, so they can go on to grow into change makers in their home countries. Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for African Studentsare given to scholars from sub-Saharan African nations with an exceptional academic record and strong leadership prospects, but who face monetary and other obstacles to higher education. The grants are given for a duration of three years for the Bachelor’s degree, two years for the Master’s degree and one month for the Summer School. They take care the whole cost of tuition costs at Sciences Po and living costs in France during the study period.

The Mastercard Foundation works with forward-looking organizations to deliver greater access to education, training and monetary services for economically underprivileged individuals, primarily in Africa. Being one of the world’s biggest private foundations, its duty is to progress education and promotes financial inclusion in order to forge an inclusive and equitable world. The establishment is based in Toronto, Canada, and has run independently of Mastercard International since its commencement in 2006.

Sciences Po is the first institution of higher education in continental Europe to join the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. From this global network, 27 prominent institutions in Africa, America and Europe are committed to ensuring that all young people, whatever their background, have the same opportunities to get a quality education and fulfill their potential.

Application Deadlines:

  • Master:
    • Apply for the Scholarship before November 25, 2020
    • Apply for your master before December 6, 2020
  • Summer School:
    • Apply for the Scholarship before January 31, 2021
    • Apply to the Sciences Po Summer School before February 28, 2021

Eligible Countries: Africans

To Be Taken At (Country): France

Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for African Students Details

Scholarship awards for the 2020/2021 academic calendar are given in collaboration with a network of partner institutions authorized to nominate candidates.

It is the first institution of higher education in continental Europe to join the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. In this international network, 27 esteemed institutions in Africa, America and Europe are dedicated to guaranteeing that all young individuals, whatsoever their background, have equal opportunities to get a quality education and meet their potential.

More than six years (2017 – 2022), the Scholars Program will fund:

  • Twenty (20) scholarship awardsto finish the Sciences Po Bachelor of Arts program
  • Africa specialization
  • Forty (40) scholarship awards to finish a Master’s program at one of our seven graduate schools
  • Sixty (60) awards earmarked for Mastercard Foundation Scholars studying at other partner institutions and who would like to attend Sciences Po Summer School.

Type: Masters, Shortcourse (summer school)

Eligibility for Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for African Students

The scholarship awards are granted to scholars from sub-Saharan African nations with an exceptional academic record and strong leadership prospects, but who face monetary and other barriers to higher education.

Sum of Scholarships: 120 for a period of 5 years.

Benefits of Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for African Students

These scholarship awards cover the complete expenses of tuition fees at Sciences Po and living costs in France throughout the study.

Furthermore to financing their educations, Sciences Po will offer scholars a precise suite of resources to make sure they have suitable academic support and to enable their transition from education to employment:

  • An orientation platform and personalized academic advising throughout their studies at Sciences Po
  • A mentor program offered in partnership with the Africa Division of Sciences Po Alumni
  • Career guidance and support: an online job platform devoted to professional prospects in Africa (internships and first jobs), access to our business incubator and the network of employers and alumni working in Africa, and precise career workshops.

Length of Program: The scholarships are granted for a period of three years for the Bachelor’s degree, two years for the Master’s degree and one month for the Summer School.

How to Apply for Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for African Students

Further information on the application and selection procedure and dates:

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