The African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

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.

Competition 2017, to select scholars for the third year of the program, is now open. 

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

The ALT Scholarship Program has two components:

An academic component: 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.


The ALT scholarship includes:

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


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