Apply for African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program!

Deadline: 13 October 2017

Applications are open for African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program that supports young African professionals to become leaders in public policy and administration. This Program commemorates the late Nelson Mandela’s commitment to social justice and equity.

Components

The ALT Scholarship has two components:

  • An academic component in which the scholars will:
    • Complete a one to two year Master’s level program in public administration, public policy or public finance at a Canadian university
  • A professional development component in which the scholars will:
    • Put together a comprehensive professional development plan;
    • Develop a case study focusing on their home country;
    • Be mentored by a Canadian expert;
    • Participate in webinars and networking events

Benefits

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

Eligibility Criteria

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.

  • Applicants must meet all the requirements to be eligible:
    • 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 (a minimum average of B [75%] – check equivalencies on the right handside of this page);
    • 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;
    • Meet the language requirements in French and/or English at the university where you will study;
    • Meet all the academic and admission requirements of the study program of choice
  • Applicants are not eligible if:
    • They are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or they have applied for permanent residency in Canada.
    • They are already enrolled in a degree or any program of study at a Canadian university.
    • They are currently employed by the Government of Canada.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their documents via given website.

Eligible Countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo DR,  Congo-Brazzaville, Cote d Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit African Leaders of Tomorrow.

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