The Mastercard Scholarships at the University of Toronto (U of T) offer comprehensive funding for postgraduate studies at Canada’s foremost institution dedicated to learning, exploration, and knowledge generation. U of T takes pride in being a globally renowned research-intensive university committed to pioneering and inventive endeavors.
As aspiring scholars embark on this journey, they will enhance their skills and build valuable networks, preparing them for various roles within diverse healthcare professions and ecosystems in Africa.
Upon successfully completing the program, it is anticipated that these scholars will return to their home countries. Their mission will be to either pursue self-employment ventures or contribute their expertise to a spectrum of health-related professions, thus propelling advancements in health outcomes within their respective nations.
- Host Country: Canada
- Study Abroad: Study in Canada
- Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships
- Eligible Countries: All Sub-Sahara African Countries
- Reward: Full Scholarship | Monthly Stipends | Accommodation | Airfare Ticket | Laptop
- No IELTS Required
- Deadline: December 10, 2023
Based in Toronto, Canada, the Mastercard Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to fostering opportunities for universal learning and prosperity.
Through partnerships with an extensive global network of educational institutions and non-governmental organizations, the Foundation actively advocates for financial inclusion and prosperity among individuals facing poverty.
At the core of its belief system is the conviction that the future of Africa is intricately tied to its youth. This includes individuals possessing academic prowess and a dedication to making meaningful contributions to their home countries.
To be considered for the IMES, you must:
- Be new to UBC, entering directly from secondary school.
- Be an international student who will be studying at UBC on a Canadian study permit (student visa). (Changes to your citizenship status will affect your IMES eligibility.)
- Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and intellectual promise, as well as impressive extracurricular and community involvement.
- Not be nominated for a need-and-merit-based International Scholars award.
- Apply to UBC by January 15.
Scholarship Duration and Reward
Scholars in the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at U of T are provided with
- full financial assistance for tuition,
- travel expenses to Canada (including obtaining a passport, visa application fees),
- housing, course materials, health insurance, laptop, food, books, and other expenses for the duration of their graduate degrees.
AREAS OF STUDY
In 2024/2025, we will be accepting applications to one of the following areas:
- Master of Health Informatics
- Master of Health Administration
- Master of Occupational and Environmental Health
- Master of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences
- Master of Health Administration
- Master of Financial Insurance
- Master of Engineering (Biomedical)
- Master of Biotechnology
To apply for the Doctorate in Public Health program, please find the application form here.
The University of Toronto (U of T) is collaborating with eight leading African universities to support their efforts to train and prepare young professionals for the meaningful work of growing African health sectors, with an emphasis on employment opportunities for women.
The African Higher Education Health Collaborative partners include:
- Addis Ababa University
- Ashesi University
- African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
- African Leadership University
- Amref International University/Amref Health Africa
- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
- Moi University
- University of Cape Town
Method of Application
We are pleased to announce the start of the 2024-2025 Mastercard Foundation graduate scholarship recruitment at the University of Toronto. To learn more about the scholarship and eligibility, please register to attend one of our information sessions
Interested and qualified applicants should apply using the link below;