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Summer School Candidates Scholarship by Mastercard Foundation

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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About 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 opportunities to move themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty to a better life.... read more


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Mastercard Foundation Summer School Candidates


Aim and Benefits of Mastercard Foundation Summer School Candidates

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


Requirements for Mastercard Foundation Summer School Candidates Qualification

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 (see list of authorised partners below)
  • You must demonstrate a track record of leadership and/or service within your community

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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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