Thursday, 14 September 2017

The ALT Scholarship Program grants full scholarships For Sub-Saharan Africa


 Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)’s application form for fully funded Nelson Mandela’s African Leaders Of Tomorrow Scholarship Program to study in any Canadian University is out.
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 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 Canada.

The ALT Scholarship includes:
Return airfare (at the beginning and at the end of the program)
Tuition fees
Monthly living allowances and settling-in allowance
Fixed allowance to cover purchase of books and attend conferences in Canada
Health insurance coverage
Fees for study permit
Application Timeline: 

  • Deadline to complete the Preliminary Questionnaire: 13th October, 2017
  • Selection process: 16th October to 31st December, 2018
  • Pre-selected candidates notified by email: January-February 9 2018
  • Admission to universities: January to March 2018
  • Pre-departure process (visa, accommodation, pre-departure orientation): February to July 2018
  • All other candidates notified of results: May 2018
  • Orientation session in Canada: Mid- August 2018
  • Start of study programs: End of August/beginning of September 2018
Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:
  • Be a citizen AND resident of sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Be between 22 and 35 years old (at the beginning of the study program);
  • Have completed a university degree meeting the minimum academic requirements for admission into a Master’s degree in Canada;
  • Have a minimum of two years and a maximum of five years of full-time work experience in the public sector, civil society sector or a research institute in Africa;
  • Be fluent in French or English;
  • Meet all the academic requirements of the study program of choice
Application form is online On the Scholarship link for interested candidates.


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