Africa Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

Africa Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship for young Africans (study in Canada)

The Africa Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship program supports young African professionals to become leaders in public policy and administration.

Apply and the program will grant you full scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in public administration, public policy or public finance.

Full scholarship, here, means return airfare, tuition fees, settling-in allowance, monthly living allowance, fixed allowance to cover book purchases and conferences attendance. The program will also cover health insurance and the fees for study permit.

There are two components to the Africa Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship. An academic and a professional component.

Academic component: Complete a 1 or 2 year Master’s program in public administration, public policy or public finance at a Canadian University.

Professional component: You will need to put together a detailed professional development plan, develop a case study focusing on Kenya, accept to be mentored by a Canadian expert and participate in webinars and networking events.


  • You must be a citizen and resident of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • Be aged between 22 and 35 years
  • You must have completed a University degree meeting academic and admission requirements to pursue a Master’s degree in Canada
  • Meet the language requirements in English and/or French at the University where you will study
  • Have a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 5 years full-time work experience in the public sector, civil society or a research institute in Africa

Once you receive the access code and password to complete the online application form, you will also have to upload the following:

  1. Your CV
  2. All official transcripts and diplomas for every University program you have completed
  3. An abstract for a case study
  4. A 500-750 words letter of intent explaining why you want to study and how you will use the training on returning home
  5. 3 reference letters (two academic and one professional)
  6. A copy of your valid passport (or one of the application form of a passport along with that of your ID card)
  7. Language test result if you have never studied in English or French

Deadline to complete the preliminary questionnaire is 13th October, 2017. Start applying today by visiting the program’s official website.