Scholarships for Nigerian students to study abroad and in Nigeria 2019-2020

Graduate Candidates Scholarship by Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. All people, no matter where their starting point in life, should have an equal chance to succeed. We believe that with access to education, financial services, and skills training, people can have that chance. Our focus is helping economically disadvantaged young people in Africa to find opportun... read more

Applications are open for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Sciences Po 2019/2020. 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.

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.

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

  • 20 scholarships to complete the Sciences Po Bachelor of Arts programme, Africa specialisation
  • 40 scholarships to complete a Master’s programme at one of our seven graduate schools
  • 60 scholarships reserved for Mastercard Foundation Scholars studying at other partner universities and who would like to attend Sciences Po Summer School.
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Graduate Candidates


Aim and Benefits

8 full scholarships are offered for 2019 to cover all tuition fees and living costs.

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

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


Requirements for Graduate Candidates Qualification

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 
  • You must study in one of the institutions partnered with Sciences Po for the programme and provide a letter of recommendation from this institution (see list of registered partners below)
  • 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

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Application Deadline

January 31, 2019 .


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Mastercard Foundation on www.sciencespo.fr to apply

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