Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Countries in sub-Saharan Africa
To be taken at (country): Canada
Fields of Study: Public Administration, Public Policy or Public Finances
About the Award Programme: The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) administers the International Scholarships Program (ISP) of Global Affairs Canada. The ALT Scholarship Program by the CBIE 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.
Award Provider: The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) manages the ALT Scholarship Program in partnership with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and in collaboration with the African Association of Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) and the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA).
The African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Programme has two components:
- An academic component
- A professional component
Eligibility: You 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;
- 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.
- 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.
- Academic merit
- Professional experience
- Relevance and merit of the case study
- Recommendation letters
- Demonstrated leadership capacity
- Potential contribution to public administration and public policy upon the candidate’s return to his/her home country.
- 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
In awarding the scholarships, considerations will be given to gender equity and equitable representation from across sub-Saharan Africa
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Scholarship: Fully-funded Scholarship
Duration of Scholarship: A maximum period of two years (24 months). There are no other eligible programs.
How to Apply:
- Eligible candidates must click here to complete the Preliminary Inquiry Questionnaire.
- NOTE: You will need to provide information about your GPA from your undergraduate degree and any post-graduate programs (if applicable).
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Please Note: During the application process you select three (3) choices of universities and programs. You should consult the admission requirements and the program description to ensure that it meets your interest and qualifications. At this time, you do not need to apply to the university separately.