October 13, 2017




(Fully Funded)


 The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program

The ALT Scholarship Program grants full scholarships based on merit to women and men from sub-Saharan Africa to pursue a Master’s degree in fields as like public administration, public policy or public finances in Canada.

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The ALT Scholarship has two components:

An academic component in which the scholars will:

  • Complete a one to two year Master’s level program in public administration, public policy or public finance at a Canadian university

A professional development component in which the scholars will:

  • Put together a comprehensive professional development plan;
  • Develop a case study focusing on their home country;
  • Be mentored by a Canadian expert;
  • Participate in webinars and networking events

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Required Languages

French and/or English

Eligible Countries


Program Period

One to two year Master’s level

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Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • 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 a university degree meeting the minimum academic requirements for admission into a Master’s degree in Canada (a minimum average of B [75%]
  • Have a minimum of two years and a maximum of five years of full-time work experience in the public sector, civil society sector or a research institute in Africa.
  • Meet the language requirements in French and/or English at the university where you will study.
  • Meet all the academic and admission requirements of the study program of choice.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

The ALT Scholarship includes:

  1. Return airfare (at the beginning and at the end of the program)
  2. Tuition fees
  3. Monthly living allowances and settling-in allowance
  4. Fixed allowance to cover purchase of books and attend conferences in Canada
  5. Health insurance coverage
  6. Fees for study permit

How to Apply

  • to complete the Preliminary Inquiry Questionnaire. You will need to provide information about your GPA from your undergraduate degree and any post-graduate programs (if applicable).
  • ONLY eligible applicants will receive an email containing an Access Code and Password and instructions on how to submit a full application.
  • Applicants who receive an Access Code and Password for the online application form will be required to complete the online application form and upload the following documents to the form:
  • A CV or resume
  • All official transcripts and diplomas for every university program completed or in progress (with official translation if the transcripts are not in English or French)
  • An abstract for a case study
  • A 500 to 750 word letter of intent to explain why you want to study in public administration and how you will use the training on return to your country
  • Three reference letters (two academic and one professional). If you are currently employed, one of the support letters should be from your employer
  • A copy of your valid passport or a copy of the application form for a passport if you do not have a valid passport along with a national identity card
  • Language test results if you have never studied in the language of instruction at the Canadian university where you want to study (English or French) (g. TOEFL, Alliance française)

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