McGill University 2021 Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Is Out

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This program provides academically talented young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with access to a world-class university education.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill will welcome Scholars from Sub-Saharan Africa, including some at the Master’s level, over a ten year period. Unique to McGill, some Scholars are from French-speaking countries and receive intensive English language training before starting their degree programs.


  • The scholarship provides financial support which includes, but is not limited to, tuition fees, accommodation, books, and other scholastic materials.


  • You must be eligible to one of the eligible programs at McGill University;
  • Have never registered for or completed any graduate studies;
  • Be nominated by a current McGill Professor or Staff Member from the department you wish to apply to;
  • Be a citizen of and have lived a significant part of your life in a Sub-Saharan African Country;
  • Have an exceptional record of service and activity in your school and/or community;
  • Have an intention 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;
  • Must be less than 35 years old at the time of application.

Eligible Master’s Programs (Non-Thesis ONLY)

  • Master of Architecture (M. Arch.- Professional)
    • Architecture
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)
    • Educational Psychology
  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
    • Counselling Psychology
    • Education & Society
    • Educational Leadership (Requires at least 2 years of teaching or similar experience)
    • Political Science
    • School/Applied Child Psychology
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
    • Bioresource Engineering
    • Biostatistics
    • Epidemiology
    • Food Science & Agricultural Chemistry
    • Public Health
  • Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering (Requires at least 1st class degree classification or a 3.7/4.0 CGPA)
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Materials Engineering
    • Mining Engineering
  • Master of Science Applied (M .Sc.A.)
    • Animal Science
    • Bioresource Engineering
    • Biotechnology
    • Human Nutrition – Project option
    • Occupational Health
  • Master of Information Studies (M.I.St.)
    • Information Studies
  • Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.)

How To Apply

Applicants must be nominated by a current McGill professor or administrative staff member of the program of your choice. See nomination form here.

Complete application instructions is available here.

For more information, visit Mastercard Foundation

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

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