African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program

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.
ALT Scholarship has two components:
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
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
ALT Scholarship includes:
  • Return
    airfare (at the beginning and at the end of the program)
  • Tuition
  • 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
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.
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
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
  • You
    are currently employed by the Government of Canada.
to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply

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