Scholarships are awarded in collaboration with a network of partner institutions authorized to nominate candidates. 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.
Eligible candidates will receive email notification that they can apply online to the program of their choice without having to pay the application fee. Eligibility for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program does not guarantee admission to Sciences Po, which entails a separate application process.
Detailed information on the application process can be found on our website.