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McGill University Canada MasterCard Foundation Scholarships 2020/2021 for African Students

The McGill University, Canada is partnering with the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MFSP) to offer Masters Scholarships to eligible African students for the 2020/2021 academic session.

Application Deadlines:

  • Deadline to submit the Application for Admission in uApply: Your program’s deadline
  • Deadline to submit MCF Supporting Documents in uApply: January 31, 2020

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan African countries

To be taken at (country): McGill University Canada

About Scholarship: McGill University and The Mastercard Foundation are pleased to offer full scholarships to economically challenged, academically gifted Master’s students from Sub-Saharan Africa through The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

Watch Tutorial: How to Apply to Win the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship program is designed to sponsor outstanding, community engaged students to attend university who otherwise would not have the opportunity, thereby, fostering the development of future Sub-Saharan African leaders and entrepreneurs.

In addition to financial support, Scholars are provided with a comprehensive support network that includes an array of mentoring and support services to ensure each student’s academic success community service engagement and transition to socially relevant employment opportunities, when they return to Africa at the conclusion of their studies.

Offered Since: 2013

Type: Masters ((non-thesis)


  1. Be admissible to one of the eligible programs at McGill University (see Program List below);
  2. Have never completed any graduate studies;
  3. Be nominated by a professor of a recognized Mastercard Foundation Partner University, or;
  4. Be nominated by a current McGill Professor or Staff Member (see Nomination Form);
  5. Be a citizen of and have lived a significant part of your life in a Sub-Saharan African Country (see List of
    Eligible Countries);
  6. Have an exceptional record of service and activity in your school and/or community;
  7. Have an intent to return to your country immediately upon the completion of your degree with the goal
    of transforming your community through social and economic development;
  8. Demonstrate that your financial status is in the lowest two quintiles of your country.

Number of Scholarships: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at McGill will receive a holistic set of financial, social, and academic supports throughout their education and during their post-graduate transitions.

Duration of Scholarship: 2 years

How to Apply: Because applicants to The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program do not have to pay the $107.50 application fee, you must follow a special application procedure.

You will find detailed instructions on this special procedure, and complete information about applying to McGill as a MasterCard Foundation Scholar, from the link below.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for Details

Important Note: This application is for MASTER’s (non-thesis) applicants only.

  1. Dupe Ekom says

    The important note isn't clear.Does it mean no applications till September?Please shed more light on it.And thanks for posting

    1. Estifanos Gebreamlak says

      Hi sir first of all thanks.i am Estifanos Gebreamlak then l am graduated my bachelor degree with 3.6 GPA now i am going to apply full founded masters scholarship thanks so much sir fpr you are interested me.

  2. Tholang Mosisili says

    I'm a undergraduate student from Lesotho southern Africa.. Does it mean I don't qualify on Mc Gill scholarship? Plz advice me on scholarships that target southern African Students.. Thank u

  3. Lettie Muzamhindo says

    When is 2015 intake

  4. Amanuel Erem Goh says

    i'm undergraduate student from the sub saharan of ethiopian country, so how can i apply Mc gill sholarship with out $85 payment because i haven't get the exact mastercard application form, please i wait you response at [email protected] as soon as possile. THank you!

  5. Hlologelo Hope says

    How can a south African matriculate apply

  6. Ejike Nnamdi says

    how can a student from west Africa apply?

  7. Joseph mfonten says

    How can a Cameroon graduate in Economics and Management apply

  8. Joseph mfonten says


  9. Moses S. Zogar says

    I wish to be offered a full scholarship to study Development Studies or Public Policy at Master Degree level. I will return to my home country, Liberia after my study so that I can contribute to the development programs of my country, Liberia being a income country in West Africa.


    could i please get the requirements and procedures for application.thanks

  11. Emmanuel Ntekim says

    Where is the apply option in all the requirements stated here?

  12. Akighirga Nathan says

    please someone should help me am in danger
    please I need scholarship please

  13. tamen lucy says

    when do applications for 2021 start?

  14. Owotide says

    I wish to be awarded scholarship to study performing arts

  15. Ephrem Tefera says

    My name is Ephrem Tefera, from Ethiopia East Africa. Just I want to study my education but I am helpless because of my family income is low so that please give me your right hand and let me learn.

  16. Ogwal Moses says

    Am Ogwal Moses from Northern Uganda, young politician who is inspired to led my country as president in nearby future. Love to learn to acquire knowledge in good governance and related knowledge in leadership, please give me some opportunities to upgrade in your Sponsorship program

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