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.
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 public administration, public policy or public finances in Canada. Click here for an overview of the program.
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
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
“Through my Major Research Project (MRP) on the Rethink London Public Engagement Strategy, I continue to draw lessons and best practices on civic engagement in local government policy processes, an area I feel my home country Zimbabwe needs to be improved.”
-Elmond Bandauko, Zimbabwe
This program is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada and The MasterCard Foundation.
The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) manages the ALT Scholarship Program in partnership with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and in collaboration with the African Association of Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) and the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA).