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Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholarships 2022

Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholarships 2022 is now collecting applications for the fully-funded scholarship to study in France. Students from every part of the world seeking an opportunity to study in France should seize this opportunity and apply.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Sciences Po aims to support 126 talented African students through their studies and to offer the next generation of leaders a world-class social science education, so they can go on to become changemakers in their home countries.

About the Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation works with forward-looking organisations to provide greater access to education, training and financial services for economically disadvantaged people, primarily in Africa. As one of the world’s largest private foundations, its mission is to advance education and promote financial inclusion in order to forge an inclusive and equitable world. The Foundation is based in Toronto, Canada, and has operated independently of Mastercard International since its inception in 2006.

Sciences Po is the first university in continental Europe to join the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. Within this international network, 27 prestigious 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.

Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholarships 2022 Breakdown

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

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Details of the Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholarships 2022

  • LEVEL: Masters, Short course
  • FUNDING: Full tuition and living cost in France
  • ELIGIBLE NATIONALITIES: Africans
  • TYPE OF STUDY: Full-Time Course, Summer School
  • COUNTRY: France.
  • NUMBER OF AWARDS: 126

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be in one of the following categories:

  1. Youth not exceeding 29 years old in the following categories qualify:
    • Young women
    • Young men
    • Refugees and displaced youth
    • Youth with disabilities
  2. Scholars must demonstrate the following qualities:
    • Academic talent: They must value learning and have a personal motivation to complete their education. Must meet the university admissions requirement as per the Kenya Commission for University Education or its equivalent.
    • Commitment to giving back: Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to improving their communities through previous and/or past engagements with community outreach activities.
    • Leadership potential: Scholars must show commitment to becoming change makers, role models, and mentors who embrace ethical leadership.
  3. Must be interested in, and meet USIU-Africa’s admissions criteria and academic qualifications to undertake, any of the approved 11 undergraduate degree programs for the Scholars Program at USIU-Africa as follows:
    • School of Science and Technology (SST) – Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology;
    • School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) – Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics;
    • School of Communication, Cinematic and Creative Arts (SCCCA) – Bachelor of Arts in Animation, Bachelor of Arts in Film Production and Directing;
    • Chandaria School of Business (CSOB) – Bachelor of Science in Finance, Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Accounting;
    • School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) – Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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BENEFITS, FINANCIAL AID & CAREER PREPARATION

The scholarships are awarded to students from sub-Saharan African countries with an outstanding academic record and strong leadership potential, but who face financial and other barriers to higher education.

The scholarships are awarded 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. They cover the full cost of tuition fees at Sciences Po and living costs in France during the study period.

As well as funding their studies, Sciences Po will offer scholars a specific suite of resources to ensure they have appropriate academic support and to facilitate their transition from education to employment:

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

How to apply to Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholarships 2022

Scholarships are awarded in collaboration with a network of partner institutions accepting the terms and conditions of the nomination framework.

More information on the application and selection process follow the links:

2021-2022 DEADLINES

Application deadlines for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarships for the year 2021-22 are:

            OFFICIAL LINK

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