- Bachelor: January 31, 2019
- Master: January 15, 2019
- Summer School: February 18, 2019
The Mastercard Foundation works with forward-looking organisations to provide greater access to education, training and financial services for economically disadvantaged people, primarily in Africa. As one of the world’s largest private foundations, its mission is to advance education and promote financial inclusion in order to forge an inclusive and equitable world. The Foundation is based in Toronto, Canada, and has operated independently of Mastercard International since its inception in 2006.
Sciences Po is the first university in continental Europe to join the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. Within this international network, 27 prestigious institutions in Africa, America and Europe are committed to ensuring that all young people, whatever their background, have the same opportunities to get a quality education and fulfil their potential.
Candidates must apply online on the dedicated website. There are two steps to the application:
- First, candidates provide personal information and a letter of recommendation from the Sciences Po partner institution which is supporting their application through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.
- After this first step to assess eligibility, applicants receive an email inviting them to complete the rest of the application: information on their financial situation, their educational background and extra-curricular experiences, and their plans for the future.
Eligibility for the scholarship is determined in light of candidates’ academic record and socio-economic situation.
APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Eligible candidates will receive email notification that they can apply online without having to pay the application fee.
Important: eligibility for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program does not guarantee admission to Sciences Po, which entails a separate application process.
APPLY TO SCIENCES PO
AWARD OF THE SCHOLARSHIP
Applications for the Mastercard Foundation scholarship will be considered only for candidates admitted to Sciences Po at the end of the admission process.
Important: admission to Sciences Po does not guarantee award of the scholarship. In case of a deferral, the Mastercard Foundation scholarship will be lost.