African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship for Sub-Saharan Africans


African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT)

The ALT Scholarship Program grants full scholarships based on merit to women and men from sub-Saharan Africa to pursue master’s degree in public administration, public policy or public finances in Canada. The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program commemorates the late Nelson Mandela’s commitment to social justice and equity. It supports young African professionals to become leaders in public policy and administration. the objective of contributing to a strong and effective public sector in sub-Saharan Africa. Special consideration will be given to equitable representation across the continent and to the advancement of women leaders. This program is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), and The MasterCard Foundation.
Who Can Apply

Candidates must meet all the eligibility requirements: 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 an undergraduate university degree (4 years of university) with a minimum average of B (75%); Have two to five years of work experience in the public sector, civil society sector or research and academic institutions in Africa; Be fluent in French or English.

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Which Countries can Apply?

Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Closing Date

13 October 2018
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