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External Award: African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarships

September 25, 2017

The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program commemorates the late Nelson Mandela’s commitment to social justice and equity. It supports young African professionals to become leaders in public policy and administration. The ALT Scholarship Program grants full scholarships for 1-2 year programs based on merit to women and men from sub-Saharan Africa to pursue a Master’s degree in public administration, public policy or public finances in one of 28 universities across Canada.

Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen and resident of sub-Saharan Africa
  • Be between 22 and 35 years old
  • Have completed a university degree meeting the minimum academic requirements for admission into a Master’s degree in Canada
  • Have 2-5 years full-time work experience in the public sector, civil society sector or a research institute in Africa
  • Meet language requirements in French and/or English at the university where you will study
  • Meet all the academic and admission requirements of the study program of choice

Canadian citizens or permanent resident/permanent residency applicants, those already enrolled in a degree or any program of study at a Canadian university, or those currently employed by the Government of Canada are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

In order to apply, please complete the Preliminary Questionnaire by October 13, 2017. Eligible candidates will receive a link to the online application platform, and will be required to submit a CV or resume, all official transcripts and diplomas, a case study abstract, a letter of intent, 3 reference letters, copy of their valid passport and their language test results if they have never studied in the language of instruction at the university where they want to study (English or French).

For more information, visit African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program or view the inforgraphic below:

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