McGill University and the Mastercard Foundation are pleased to announce the 2021 Mastercard Foundation Scholarships at McGill University in Canada. The program has been created to offer full scholarships to economically challenged, academically gifted Master’s students from Sub-Saharan Africa eligible countries.
This scholarship program is designed to sponsor outstanding, community engaged students to attend university who otherwise would not have the opportunity, thereby, fostering the development of future Sub-Saharan African leaders and entrepreneurs.
Founded in 1821, McGill University is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. The university is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and is known for attracting the brightest students from across Canada, the United States, and around the world. McGill University has the most internationally diverse student body of any research-intensive university in Canada, with students from over 150 countries.
- Host institution: McGill University, Quebec – Canada.
- Eligible Programs (non-thesis only): Please check the eligible fields section below.
- Number of Awards: Not specified
- Duration: Duration of the candidate’s program.
- Eligible Countries: This scholarship to study in Canada is opened for citizens of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Mastercard Foundation Scholarships at McGill University in Canada Benefits
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program provides financial, social, and academic support to Scholars. Financial support includes, but is not limited to, tuition fees, accommodation, books, and other scholastic materials.
In addition, Scholars are provided with a comprehensive support network that includes an array of mentoring and support services to ensure each student’s academic success, community service engagement and transition to socially relevant employment opportunities.
Eligible fields of study at the McGill University Canada
Here is the list of programs available under this scholarship to study in Canada.
- Master of Architecture (M.Arch.- Professional) – Architecture ;
- Master of Education (M.Ed.) – Educational Psychology ;
- Master of Information Studies (M.I.St.) – Information Studies.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
- Counselling Psychology ;
- Education & Society ;
- Educational Leadership (Requires at least 2 years of teaching or similar experience) ;
- Political Science ;
- School/Applied Child Psychology.
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
- Bio resource Engineering ;
- Biostatistics ;
- Epidemiology ;
- Food Science & Agricultural Chemistry ;
- Public Health.
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
- Aerospace Engineering ;
- Chemical Engineering ;
- Electrical Engineering (Requires at least 1st class degree classification or a 3.7/4.0 CGPA) ;
- Mechanical Engineering ;
- Materials Engineering ;
- Mining Engineering.
Master of Science Applied (M.Sc.A.)
- Animal Science ;
- Bio resource Engineering ;
- Biotechnology ;
- Human Nutrition – Project option ;
- Occupational Health.
Mastercard Foundation Scholarships at McGill University in Canada Eligibility
To be eligible for consideration for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill, you must:
- Be admissible to one of the eligible programs at McGill University (see Program List) ;
- Have never registered for /completed any graduate studies ;
- Be nominated by a current McGill Professor or Staff Member from the department you wish to apply to (see Nomination Form) ;
- Be a citizen of and have lived a significant part of your life in a Sub-Saharan African Country (see List of Eligible Countries) ;
- 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 ;
- Demonstrate that your financial status is in the lowest two quantiles of your country ;
- Must be less than 35 years old at the time of application.
- Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships to Canada;
- University of Toronto International Students Scholarship;
- University of Ottawa Differential Tuition Fee Exemption;
- Université de Montréal International Student Scholarship;
- University of Ottawa International Admission Scholarship;
- UC President’s Admission Scholarship in Canada;
Prospective candidates must identify their program of interest and consult the departmental requirements as well as the standard graduate admission requirements (on the university website), to verify that they are eligible to apply. If the minimum requirements are met, the applicant may request nomination from the department via email. This request should have the following information enclosed:
- University Transcript;
- Curriculum Vitae (CV);
- Short Personal Statement (max. 350 words).
Please use the Graduate Program Contacts 2021-22, to get in touch with potential nominators. The nomination made by the department acts as a verification step.
If an applicant has been nominated, they will be prompted to create an account on the uApply portal and share the username with the nominating department. The applicant MUST wait until they have been nominated before creating an account in order for the application to be considered for the MCF scholarship.
Once nominated, the applicant will be issued a fee waiver and should complete the admission application in uApply. They should upload the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Application Form, sponsor letter and bank statement to the uApply checklist. The applicant should request their Referee to complete the MCFSP Recommendation form and return the completed form by email to [email protected].
The deadline to submit your application for admission in uApply is your chosen program’s deadline. Most programs deadline fall between December 15th and January 15th. Please visit the university’s graduate programs page for precise deadline. The deadline to submit the MCF Supporting Documents in uApply is .
Successful applicants will be notified in April 2021 if they have been selected for the 2021 Cohort of the Mastercard Foundation Scholarships at McGill University in Canada. To know more about the Program, please visit the official page. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.