Study in France with Mastercard Fully-Funded Foundation (Sciences Po) Scholarships 2020/2021


The Mastercard fully funded Scholarships (Sciences Po) 2020/2021 is currently open as applications are been received for the Sciences Po – for African students to study in France.

The Mastercard Full scholarships are offered to 126 talented outstanding African students to take on a Bachelors or Master degree program in any university of higher learning of their choice in France.

The Mastercard Foundation Full scholarships Program at Sciences Po aims to support 126 talented African students through their studies and to offer the next generation of leaders a world-class social science education, so they can go on to become change makers in their home countries.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Mastercard Foundation/Sciences Po.

Scholarships to be taken at: Universities in France.

Scholarship Type: Fully funded scholarships.

Scholarship level: Bachelors and Masters

Slots: 126 scholarships available

Scholarship Worth: Fully-Funded.

Subject Eligibility: All subjects areas

Country/Candidate Eligibility: African students

 Basic Eligibility Requirements:

  • The scholarships are awarded to students from sub-Saharan African countries with an outstanding academic record and strong leadership potential, but who face financial and other barriers to higher education.
  • The scholarships are awarded for a period of three years for the Bachelor’s degree, two years for the Master’s degree and one month for the Summer School.

Scholarship Benefits and Duration:

They cover the full cost of tuition fees at Sciences Po and living costs in France during the study period. The scholarships are awarded for a period of three years for the Bachelor’s degree, two years for the Master’s degree and one month for the Summer School.

As well as funding their studies, Sciences Po will offer scholars a specific suite of resources to ensure they have appropriate academic support and to facilitate their transition from education to employment:

  • An orientation programme and individualised academic advising throughout their studies at Sciences Po
  • A mentor programme offered in collaboration with the Africa Division of Sciences Po Alumni
  • Career guidance and support: an online job platform dedicated to professional opportunities in Africa (internships and first jobs), access to our business incubator and the network of employers and alumni working in Africa, and specific career workshops.

How to Apply for the Mastercard Foundation (Sciences Po) Scholarships 2020/2021to study in France

Scholarships for the 2020/2021 academic year are awarded in collaboration with a network of partner institutions accepting the terms and conditions of the nomination framework.

To apply, you should get more information on the application and selection process and dates for each of the category:

  • Undergraduate Candidates
  • Graduate Candidates
  • Summer School Candidates

Visit the Official Webpage for Further Details

Application deadlines:  deadlines for the Mastercard Foundation (Sciences Po) Scholarships 2020/2021 are as follows:

  • Bachelor: sep 29, 2020
  • Master: Dec 5, 2020

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