Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2021/2022

Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2021/2022

The application for the Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2021/2022 is now open. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Sciences Po aims to support 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 change makers in their home countries.

The scholarships are merit-based for students from sub-Saharan African countries with an outstanding academic record and strong leadership potential, but who face financial and other barriers to higher education. These highly selective scholarships are open to candidates applying to our Bachelor’s program, one of our seven graduate schools, or the Sciences Po Summer School.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Sciences Po aims to support 126 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 change makers in their home countries.

Benefits To Students

The program offers students the scholarships to:

  • complete the Sciences Po Bachelor of Arts programme, Africa specialisation
  • complete a two-year Master’s programme at one of the seven graduate schools
  • attend Sciences Po Summer School

The scholarships cover the full cost of tuition fees at Sciences Po and living costs in France.

The scholarships are awarded to students from sub-Saharan African countries with an outstanding academic record and strong leadership potential. In addition, the students need to show they face financial and other barriers to higher education.

As well as funding their studies, Sciences Po will offer scholars a specific suite of resources to ensure they have appropriate academic support and to facilitate their transition from education to employment:

  • An orientation programme and individualised academic advising throughout their studies at Sciences Po
  • A mentor programme offered in collaboration with the Africa Division of Sciences Po Alumni
  • Career guidance and support: an online job platform dedicated to professional opportunities in Africa (internships and first jobs), access to business incubator and the network of employers and alumni working in Africa, and specific career workshops.

2020-2021 Application Deadlines

Application deadlines for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarships for the year 2020-21 are:

  • Master:
  • Summer School:
    • Apply for the Scholarship before January 31, 2021
    • Apply to the Sciences Po Summer School before February 28, 2021

How To Apply?

Scholarships are awarded in collaboration with a network of partner institutions accepting the terms and conditions of the nomination framework.

For more information on the application and selection process, visit the Official Web page of the Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2021/2022.

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