African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program Canada



Young African professionals are welcome to apply for the Fully Funded African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program In Canada 2018

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.

Eligibility Requirements:

You must meet ALL the requirements to be eligible:

  • Be a citizenAND residentof 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%] – check equivalencies on the right handside of this page);
  • Have aminimum 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


The ALT Scholarship includes:
  • Return airfare (at the beginning and at the end of the program)
  • Tuition fees
  • Monthly living allowances and settling-in allowance
  • Fixed allowance to cover purchase of books and attend conferences in Canada
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Fees for study permit

Important Dates

SEPT 7, 2017
  • Launch of 2018 Competition
OCT 13, 2017
  • Deadline to complete Preliminary Questionnaire
OCT 16 – DEC 31 2017
  • Selection process
JAN – FEB 9, 2018
  • Pre-selected candidates notified by email
JAN – MARCH, 2018
  • Admission to universities
FEB – JULY, 2018
  • Pre-departure process (visa, accommodation, pre-departure orientation)
MAY, 2018
  • All other candidates notified of results
AUGUST, 2018
  • Orientation session in Canada

Application Process

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)

Contact : 220 Laurier Avenue West, suite 1550, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5Z9 | Phone +1+613-237-4820 | Fax +1+613-237-1073 |

For More Information:

Application Deadline: October 13th 2017

Visit the Official Webpage of the African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program 2018

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