Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2021-22 for Masters Studies at McGill University (Fully-funded)

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2021-22 for Masters Studies at McGill University (Fully-funded)

Deadline: January 31, 2021

Applications are open for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2021-22 for Masters Studies at McGill University. 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.)


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.