Everything You Need to Know Before Applying

everything you need to know before applying

Eligibility Criteria for Undergraduate Applicants to The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

  • You must qualify academically for admission to McGill University. Please note that admission is competitive; see Admissions Guide.
  • You must be a first-time applicant to university (transfer applicants are not eligible).
  • You must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country. French-speaking applicants are welcome; see PDF icon List of Eligible Countries
  • You must have an exceptional record of service and activity in your school and/or community.
  • You must have the potential for meaningful future service to your community as a leader engaged in dynamic local and global social change.


Undergraduate Admission to McGill University

The following pages will provide you with details on the academic requirements needed for admission to undergraduate programs at McGill. When you are ready to apply, please click the How to Apply link below to complete the application. In order to be considered for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, you must follow the special application procedures as described on the How to Apply page.


Undergraduate Acceptance to The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

  • You must demonstrate an exceptional record of service and leadership in your school and/or your community. This may include organizing youth programs, assuming leadership roles in school activities, participating in clubs and teams, taking on responsibilities at home, advocacy and/or volunteering in your community.
  • You must be admitted to an academic program at McGill.
  • You must be committed to returning to Africa after graduation to continue to give back to your community and country.
  • You must be from a low-income background. Your financial status will be verified.


Now that you are ready to apply, click on How to Apply.