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The MasterCard Foundation BA, MA & Summer School Scholars Program for Sub-Saharan Students at Sciences Po University 2019

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2019/02/18
The MasterCard Foundation BA, MA & Summer School Scholars Program for Sub-Saharan Students at Sciences Po University 2019

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The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Sciences Po aims to support 120 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.

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

About the Undergraduate Programme

The scholarship is awarded for the duration of the Science Po Bachelor of Arts programme (three years) and only for the Europe-Africa specialisation (dual-degree programmes excluded) taught on the Reims campus. The programme hinges on a multidisciplinary educational approach, offering a core curriculum in the social sciences - law, economics, history, political science, humanities and sociology - and a special focus on Africa. Students complete their third year on a university exchange at one ofSciences Po's partner universities in Africa.

Funding:

The scholarship covers full tuition fees and living costs.

Eligibility:

Eligible applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country.
  • You must be in your final year of high school and not yet have started a post-secondary education.
  • You must have a very good level of French and English - minimum level B2 (see language requirements).
  • You must study in one of the institutions partnered with Sciences Po for the programme and provide a letter of recommendation from this institution.
  • You must demonstrate a track record of leadership and/or service within your community.
  • You must be able to show that you lack financial means to pursue higher education.

Applications for eligibility must be received no later than midnight (Paris time) on 31 January 2019.

About the Graduate Programme

The scholarship is awarded for the duration of a Master's programme (two years). All the Master's programmes offered at Sciences Po's seven graduate schools are compatible with the scholarship, except for one-year Master's programmes and dual-degree programmes.

Most of the University's Master's programmes are taught in English and do not require prior knowledge of French.

Funding:

The scholarship covers full tuition fees and living costs.

Eligibility:

Eligible applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country.
  • You must have completed your undergraduate studies at a foreign higher education institution and have at least a Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum C1 level in English or French depending on the programme you are applying to (see language requirements).
  • You must study in one of the institutions partnered with Sciences Po for the programme and provide a letter of recommendation from this institution.
  • You must demonstrate a track record of leadership and/or service within your community.
  • You must be able to show that you lack financial means to pursue higher education.

Applications for eligibility must be received no later than midnight (Paris time) on 15 January 2019.

About the Summer School Programme

These scholarships are reserved for Mastercard Foundation Scholars studying at another of the Foundation's partner universities (undergraduate or graduate level). The scholarship is awarded for the duration of the Summer School's June session (one month). The Summer School offers two programmes, one in social sciences and the other in French. Scholarship winners choose one of the two programmes and also get to take a specific 24-hour course focused on transformative leadership in the African context.

Funding:

The scholarship covers full tuition fees and living costs.

Eligibility:

Eligible applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must be a citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country.
  • You must currently be a Mastercard Foundation scholar at a Mastercard Foundation partner institution.
  • You must be supported by an institution partnered with Sciences Po under the programme.
  • You must demonstrate a track record of leadership and/or service within your community.

Applications for eligibility must be received no later than midnight (Paris time) on 18 February 2019.

About the MasterCard Foundation & Sciences Po

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 fulfil their potential.

Eligibility

Nationality
Djibouti, Comoros, Mauritania, Sudan, Somalia
Country of residence
Djibouti, Comoros, Mauritania, Sudan, Somalia
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Cultural Exchange & Languages, Studying

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
School Students, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Funding
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Tuition fee, Travel costs
Opportunity will take place in
France
Required Documents
CV, Motivation Letter, Transcript of Records, Degree Certificate, Copy of Passport, Language Certificate, Recommendation Letter, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Art, Design, and Music, Languages and Literature, Law and Human Rights, Political Science and International Relations, History and Archeology
Educational Level
High School Diploma
Required Languages
English
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