Fully Funded McGill Mastercard Scholars Program
McGill University Scholarship: The application is open for the McGill University fully funded scholarship for exceptional African students. This is an opportunity for students who want to pursue their master’s degree at the prestigious University of McGill.
About the McGill Mastercard Scholars Program
A central goal of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is to create a globally educated and highly qualified group of future leaders, who, upon graduation, can return to Africa to help foster the region’s development. Toward these ends, McGill complements Scholars’ education with a comprehensive support system that includes mentorship, tailored support services, community service opportunities, and sustained programming relevant to their personal development. Scholars also receive guidance and funding for two internships in their home countries during their studies. These internships aim to sustain the Scholars’ connection with their home countries and build a path toward meaningful employment post-graduation.
Brief Program Details
Sponsor(s): Mastercard Foundation
Host Country: Canada
Study Institution: McGill University
Type of Program: Master’s degree
Eligible Country: Nigeria
Application Deadline: 5 December 2023
Full Benefits of the McGill University Mastercard Scholars Program
The scholarship covers application preparation support, orientation, tuition and fees, health insurance, travel and basic living expenses, and project, and entrepreneurship support. Scholars also have access to a range of resources that support their well-being and academic success.
All applicants, regardless of country of origin or educational background must meet these minimum academic requirements:
- A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent as recognized by McGill University) in a subject closely related to the one selected for graduate studies.
- Unless otherwise specified, the Master’s program at McGill requires the completion of a four-year undergraduate degree in a related area at a recognized institution. Admission to a doctoral (PhD) program generally requires the completion of a Master’s degree in a related area at a recognized institution.
- Outstanding applicants with an undergraduate (i.e., Bachelor’s) degree who have extensive research experience may be admitted to a doctoral (PhD) program without completing a Master’s degree first. For more information, consult the Admission to PhD1 (Direct Entry) webpage.
- The minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is 3.0 out of a possible 4.0, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2 out of 4.0 in the last two years of full-time studies. In some departments, a higher CGPA may be required for admission. Consult your program requirements for details.
- Your educational credentials will be assessed for equivalency with a McGill University degree. Please consult the Degree Equivalency page for more information.
- Proficiency in English: The primary language of instruction at McGill is English. You may make arrangements to write papers, examinations, or theses in French, except in cases where knowledge of the English language is one of the objectives of the course. Prior to admission, you may need to demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English.
Below are the eligible non-thesis programs. Any program outside the below-mentioned won’t be considered for the Mastercard scholarship:
- Animal Science: Sustainable Agriculture
- Bioresource Engineering – Environmental Engineering (Master of Science Applied)
- Bioresource Engineering – Integrated Food & Bioprocessing (Master of Science Applied)
- Bioresource Engineering – Integrated Water Resource Management
- Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry – Food Science
- Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry – Food Safety
- Human Nutrition: Project
- Public Health
- Public Policy (maximum of 5 Scholars per year)
Visit here to see the full list of requirements.
How to Apply
Suitably qualified candidates should visit the McGill Mastercard Foundation Scholars application page via the Apply Button below to apply.