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July 18, 2024 4:32 am

Study For Free In Canada: The McGill University Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2024

Exploring Opportunities: McGill University Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2024

Embarking on a transformative academic journey is a dream for many, and McGill University in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation is offering a unique opportunity to turn this dream into reality through the McGill University Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2024.

About the Program:

McGill University, known for its academic excellence and commitment to fostering global leaders, partners with the Mastercard Foundation to provide comprehensive scholarships for talented and deserving African students. The program is designed to empower scholars academically, personally, and professionally, creating a network of leaders who will contribute to positive change in their communities and beyond.

Key Features:

1. Full Scholarships:

Selected scholars will receive full financial support, covering tuition, accommodation, books, and a stipend for living expenses throughout their academic journey.

2. Leadership Development:

The program goes beyond academics, offering leadership development opportunities to equip scholars with the skills needed to make a meaningful impact in their respective fields.

3. Community Engagement:

Scholars will be actively involved in community service, leveraging their skills and knowledge to contribute to positive change in their home countries.

4. Mentorship:

Beneficiaries of the program will have access to a mentorship network, connecting them with experienced professionals in their chosen fields.

5. Global Network:

Joining the McGill University Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program means becoming part of a diverse and dynamic global network of scholars, alumni, and leaders.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be admissible to one of the eligible non-thesis programs at McGill University:
  • Have never registered for /completed any graduate studies;
  • Be a citizen of, and reside in a Sub-Saharan African Country (see list of eligible countries)
  • Have a valid passport and be admissible to Canada as an International Student (requiring a Study Permit). Those with dual citizenship, asylee, refugee or permanent resident status in the US, Canada, UK or EU are not eligible.
  • Have an exceptional record of service and activity in your school and/or community;
  • 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;
  • Must be less than 35 years old at the time of application.

How to Apply:

Do not pay the application processing fee right away, but complete all other steps.

  • 2.) Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program: Complete the  Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Application Form to have your eligibility for the study program and scholarship assessed. Only complete applications from candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered.

Application Forms:
McGill Graduate Programs: Begin McGill University Graduate Application, prospective applicants should not proceed with the payment of the application, but complete all other components.
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program: Complete the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Application form in order to have your application pre-screened for academic and scholarship eligibility. Only complete applications that meet the minimum eligibility requirements will be considered.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the McGill University MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2024

Make sure to review the eligibility criteria and provide all necessary documentation to support your application. The deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2023., so don't miss out on this incredible opportunity.