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