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McGill University Canada MasterCard Foundation Scholarships 2020-2021 for African Students

Jun 24

McGill University Canada MasterCard Foundation Scholarships 2020-2021 for African Students

The McGill University, Canada, in conjunction with MasterCard Foundation, offers Masters Scholarships to eligible African students through MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program for 2020/2021 academic session.

In 2013, McGill University began its partnership with the Mastercard Foundation to offer the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill. This program provides academically talented young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with access to world-class university education.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill will welcome 91 Scholars from Sub-Saharan Africa, including 24 at the Master’s level, over ten years. Unique to McGill, some Scholars are from French-speaking countries and receive intensive English language training before starting their degree programs.


1. Be admissible to one of the eligible programs at McGill University;
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;
6. Have an exceptional record of service and activity in your school 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.

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.
Duration of Scholarship: 2 years

How to Apply:

Summary: Visit McGill Website and Fill their Nomination Form.

Prospective applicants can find the full list of MCF eligible programs here. Once a program of interest has been identified, the applicant must consult the departmental requirements as well as the standard graduate admission requirements, to verify that they are eligible to apply.

Please note that meeting the minimum graduate admissions requirements does not guarantee nomination for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program or admission to McGill University. If the minimum requirements are met, the applicant may request an appointment from the department via email. This request should have the following information enclosed:
University Transcript
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Short Personal Statement (max. 350 words).

The appointment made by the department acts as a verification step. If an applicant has been nominated, they will be prompted to create an account on the uApply portal and share the username with the nominating department. The applicant MUST wait until they have been nominated before creating an account in order for the application to be considered for the MCF scholarship. Please note that being nominated does not guarantee admission to McGill University.

Once nominated (department must send the completed nomination form to [email protected] ), the applicant will be issued a fee waiver and should complete the admission application in uApply. They should upload the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Application Form, sponsor letter and bank statement to the uApply checklist.

The applicant should request their Referee complete the MCFSP Recommendation form and return the completed form by email to [email protected] .

Once all of the requested documents have been received, the department will review the application. If the applicant is admitted to their program of study, their MCFSP application is pre-screened. If selected at the pre-screening stage, the application moves on to the MCFSP Selection Committee for review. If the applicant is refused admission, they are no longer eligible for the scholarship.

Successful applicants will be notified in April 2021 if they have been selected for the 2021 Cohort of the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program at McGill University.

Deadline: Applications close January 31, 2021

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