Fully funded mastercard scholarship for sub-saharan nations(including Ethiopia)

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

Sciences Po is a prestigious and influential academic institution in the social sciences in France.

Application deadline: January 15 2019 for Master’s degree, January 31 2019 for undergraduate level

Level of study: undergraduate and Masters Level

Available courses: all coarses available in the university

Offers: Undergraduate Candidates: Five full scholarships are offered for 2019 to cover    all tuition fees and living costs.

Graduate Candidates: 8 full scholarships are offered for 2019 to cover all tuition fees and living costs.

Acceptable nations: Ethiopia is on the list

 

Basic requirements:

Candidates must apply online on the dedicated website. There are two steps to the application:

  • First, candidates provide personal information and a letter of recommendation from the Sciences Po partner institution which is supporting their application through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.
  • After this first step to assess eligibility, applicants receive an email inviting them to complete the rest of the application: information on their financial situation, their educational background and extra-curricular experiences, and their plans for the future.

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

 

English Language Requirements: The language requirements depend on the programme you are applying to. When needed, test results must be attached directly to the online application. For Undergraduate programs:  You must have a very good level of French and English – minimum level B2 (see language requirements) and for Graduate Candidate: Minimum C1 level in English or French depending on the programme you are applying to (see language requirements).