African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship for Sub-Saharan Africans, 2016

African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship for Sub-Saharan Africans, and applications are submitted till November 2nd, 2015. Applications are invited for African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program. Scholarship is awarded for pursuing one to two year Master’s level program in public administration, public policy or public finance at a Canadian university. Applicants must be a citizen and resident of sub-Saharan Africa and must be between 22 and 35 years old are eligible to apply. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Canada

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

Field(s): Scholarship is available in the field of public administration, public policy or public finances.

Deadline: November 2nd, 2015.

Funded By: The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) in collaboration with The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC)

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship is targeted for applicants from sub-Saharan African countries (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville),Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: not specified

Scholarship Duration: The ALT scholarship allows studies in a Master’s degree program in public administration, public policy or public finance only and for a maximum period of two years (24 months). There are no other programs that will be eligible.

Scholarship covers: The ALT scholarship includes:

  • Return airfare (at the beginning and at the end of the program)
  • Tuition fees
  • Monthly living allowances and one time installation allowance
  • Fixed allowance to cover purchase of books and attend conferences in Canada
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Fees for study permit.

Description


‣ The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program commemorates the late Nelson Mandela’s commitment to social justice and equity by supporting young African professionals to become leaders in public policy and administration.

‣ The African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship will grant scholarships to young African women and men to pursue a Master’s degree in public administration, public policy or public finances.

‣ Scholarships will be awarded based on merit to young professionals from sub-Saharan Africa. The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) in collaboration with The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) will implement the ALT Scholarship Program with 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.


Eligibility




Candidates must meet all the eligibility requirements to apply for African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship:

‣ 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

‣ Meet all the academic requirements of the study program of choice


Eligibility restrictions

‣ Candidates who have obtained Canadian citizenship, who are permanent residents or who have applied for permanent residency in Canada are not eligible.

‣ Candidates who are already enrolled in a degree or any program of study at a Canadian university are not eligible.


Selection criteria for African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

Eligible candidates with complete files will be assessed against the following criteria by a national selection committee:

  • Academic merit;
  • Professional experience;
  • Relevance and merit of the case study;
  • Recommendation letters;
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity; and
  • Potential contribution to public administration and public policy upon the candidate’s return to his/her home country.
  • In awarding the scholarships, considerations will be given to gender equity and equitable representation from across sub-Saharan Africa.


Scholarship Application Method

‣ The 2016 Competition is now open. Deadline to apply is November 2nd, 2015 at 23:00 GMT. Candidates are required to communicate with us at alt-at-cbie.ca to find out if they meet the eligibility requirements, and to receive an access code and link to the online application form.

‣ Candidates are required to fill out an electronic application form and submit the following documents to be eligible:


  • A CV or resume
  • All official transcripts and diplomas for every university programs 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 they want to study in public administration and how they will use the training upon their return to their country.
  • Three reference letters (two academic and one professional). If the candidate is currently employed, one of the support letters should be from their employer.
  • A copy or their valid passport or a copy of the application form for a passport if the candidate does not have a valid passport
  • A copy of the result of the language test if the candidate has never studied in the language of instruction (TOEFL, Alliance française)
  • Please note that candidates cannot submit their files in between competition, and that documents sent by email to alt-at-cbie.ca will not be accepted.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on November 2nd, 2015.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.



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