CANADA: African Leaders of Tomorrow

Programme outline

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) in collaboration with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) is offering the African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program. ALT program commemorates the late Nelson Mandela's commitment to equity and social justice by offering young African women and men the opportunity to study a Master's degree in Canada.

Degree level



The application process opens on 8 September 2016. Contact: to receive the link to application form. The deadline for application submissions is 14 October 2016.

Who can apply?

• 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 a university degree meeting the minimum academic requirements for admission for a Master's degree in Canada
• Have a minimum of two years and maximum of five years of full-time work experience in the public sector, civil society or a research institute in Africa
• Be fluent in French or English
• Meet all the academic requirements of the study program of choice

Fields of Study

Public Administration
Public Policy
Public Finance

Selection Criteria

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
• Potential contribution to public administration and public policy upon the candidates return to his/her home country

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

Application process

All interested candidates who meet the above mentioned criteria, please email: to receive information on the application process.

Documents and links



Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above.