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Mastercard Scholarships in France for Sub-Saharan Africans at Sciences Po: 2019 Entry

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Application for the Mastercard Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans at Sciences Po in France for 2019 entry is now open.

Mastercard Scholarships in France for Sub-Saharan Africans at Sciences Po: 2019 Entry

The Sciences Po and the Mastercard Foundation is inviting applications for up to 120 Mastercard Scholars to study at Sciences Po. Full scholarships are available to students from sub-saharan African countries.

This exceptional scholarship program aims to recruit talented students who aspire to shape the future of the African continent and help them develop their full potential.

Sciences Po is an international research university, both selective and open onto the world, ranking among the finest institutions in the fields of humanities and social sciences.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world.  The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

MASTERCARD SCHOLARSHIPS ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility for the scholarship is determined in light of candidates’ academic record and socio-economic situation.

Undergraduate Candidates

Eligible applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • You must be in your final year of high school and not yet have started a post-secondary education
  • You must have a very good level of French and English – minimum level B2 (see language requirements)
  • 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

Graduate Candidates:

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 (see language requirements)
  • 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

Summer School Candidates:

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

English Language Requirements: The language requirements depend on the programme you are applying to.

*Applicants who are non-native speakers of English must provide evidence of English language proficiency.

SCIENCE@LEUVEN SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Candidates who are eligible for the scholarship must then apply to Sciences Po .

Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before the slated deadline will be considered for the scholarship. Deadlines to apply are January 15, 2019 for the Master’s scholarship, January 31, 2019 for the Bachelor’s scholarship and February 18, 2019 for the Summer School scholarship.

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