The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program commemorates the late Nelson Mandelaâ€™s commitment to social justice and equity. It supports young African professionals to become leaders in public policy and administration.
Course Level:Â Masters
The ALT Scholarship has two components:
An academic component in which the scholars will:
- Complete a one to two year Masterâ€™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
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
The ALT Scholarship Program grants full scholarships based on merit to women and men fromÂ sub-Saharan AfricaÂ to pursue aÂ Masterâ€™s degree in public administration, public policy or public financesÂ in Canada.
- Be aÂ citizenÂ ANDÂ residentÂ ofÂ 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 Masterâ€™s degree in Canada (a minimum average of B [75%] â€“ check equivalencies on the right handside of this page);
- Have aÂ minimumÂ of two years and aÂ maximumÂ 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
You are not eligible if:
- You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or you have applied for permanent residency in Canada.
- You are already enrolled in a degree or any program of study at a Canadian university.
- You are currently employed by the Government of Canada.
Method of Application:
Interested and qualified candidates shouldÂ Click Here to Apply