Fully funded


Type: Undergraduate

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The Schwarzman Scholars program is a fully-funded scholarship for most promising leaders from all around the world, which allows the world’s best and brightest students to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The program also provides Scholars with unparalleled learning opportunities with leaders from China and the world through high-level interactions at lectures, an internship program, a mentor network, and intensive deep-dive travel seminars.


Schwarzman Scholars Program is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business, or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.
The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and innovative Masters of Global Affairs degree program at Tsinghua University, one of the country’s leading universities. Drawing on the best traditions of Tsinghua and top academic institutions around the world, the curriculum bridges the academic and professional societies to educate students about leadership and China’s expanding role in the world.

Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators, and senior leaders in business, politics, and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development, and cultural exchange, they learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders that will strengthen strong ties between China and the rest of the world.
Every year, up to 200 Schwarzman Scholars will represent the world’s next generation of leaders — high-caliber individuals with open minds and limitless potential — a network of leaders who will serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world.
For those ready to make their mark on the world, Schwarzman Scholars represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


Tsinghua University in Beijing

Schwarzman scholars program




Global Affairs




Applicants selected as Schwarzman scholars are provided

  • Tuition Fees
  • Room and board
  • Travel fare to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
  • An in-country study tour
  • Required course books and supplies
  • Health insurance
  • A stipend of $4,000 for personal expenses



  • Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to complete all degree requirements before August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study; all fields are welcome, but it is essential for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.
  • Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year.
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong English skills, as all teaching will be conducted in English. If the applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application. This requirement is waived for applicants who studied at an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least two years of the applicant’s academic program. The requirement will also be waived for applicants who have studied in English for two or more years at a Master’s degree level or higher. Acceptable test options are:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT). A minimum score of 600.
  • Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT). A minimum score of 100.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum score 7.
  • Grade point average/class rank/prerequisites. Academic excellence is a requirement for successful applicants, but there is no minimum GPA or class rank required to apply. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated excellence in their academic studies, and the most competitive candidates are among the top students in their graduating class. There are no course prerequisites for applicants to the program, although some individual courses at Tsinghua University may have prerequisites.


September 22, 2020.


Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on not only their academic aptitude and intellectual ability, but also their leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, ability to anticipate and act on emerging trends and opportunities, exemplary character, and desire to understand other cultures, perspectives, and positions.
The process includes an online application and evaluation as well as in-person regional interviews.
Selections will be made in November 2020.


Application for the Schwarzman Scholars Program is via an online form.



  • Online application
  • Resume (2-page maximum)
  • Transcripts/Academic Records
  • Essays (2): Each applicant is required to provide two essays and one short answer. These can be completed offline but they must be added in the text field and uploaded to the application. The two required essays are a Leadership Essay (750 words) and a Statement of Purpose (500 words)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3): One letter from a professor who can speak to your intellect and academic abilities. • One letter addressing your leadership abilities with examples (this can be from an employer, supervisor, mentor, faculty member, or other). It is a requirement to have at least one letter which speaks to the applicant’s demonstrated leadership and potential. • For the third letter, identify a recommender who can offer further insight that best reflects your current profile as an applicant: a letter from an employer or mentor commenting on leadership abilities, an additional academic endorsement, or some combination of the above options.
  • Video (optional) : Provide a short video self-introduction of no more than 1 minute. Introduce yourself in any style or setting you think best conveys your interests and personality.

Remember all uploads are required to be in .PDF format





Type: Undergraduate

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The Humphrey Fellowship program is a fully funded fellowship that provides avenue for young professionals from various fields and nationalities to come together in order to broaden their perspectives, enhance their capability to assume greater career responsibilities, and provide opportunities to establish useful professional contacts.


The Humphrey Fellowship is a program for young and mid-career professionals from designated countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe and Eurasia with an opportunity to enhance their professional capabilities through participation in specialized, 10-month, non-degree programs developed specifically for small clusters of Humphrey Fellows at selected U.S. universities.
Despite being a non-degree program, fellows may complete academic coursework at their host university to update their academic and professional knowledge in their field. Fellows are not permitted to choose which university they would attend. Instead, they are assigned in diverse groups of 7-15 to the most appropriate institution based on their area of interest and professional field.
The objective is to provide Humphrey Fellows with an overall experience that broadens their perspectives, enhances their capability to assume greater career responsibilities, and provides opportunities to establish useful professional contacts.


The United States of America.


  • You are eligible to apply for the Humphrey Fellows program if you;
  • Hold at least a first-level university or Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to a B.A. or B.S.) to enable them to undertake graduate-level study in the U.S.
  • Are proficient in English as measured by the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a minimum score of 525 in the PBT version or 195 in the CBT version of the test.
  • Have a minimum of five years of full-time professional experience in any of the fields of interest
  • Have not visited or had limited experience in the United States
  • Show leadership ability and broadly defined commitment to public service
International fellowship for young professionals in the US
Humphrey Fellowship for young professionals

You are ineligible for this Fellowship if you belong to any or all of the categories stated below.

  • Recent university graduates (even if they hold significant positions).
  • University teachers with no management or policy responsibilities, except for teachers of English as a Foreign Language and specialists in drug abuse prevention and treatment.
  • Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for one academic year or more during the seven years before the date of application.
  • Individuals with recent U.S. educational or work experience (more than six months during the five years before the date of application).


Sustainable Development:

Agricultural and Rural Development
Economic Development
Finance and Banking
Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
Urban and Regional Planning

Democratic Institution Building

Communications and Journalism
Law and Human Rights
Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
Trafficking in Person Policy and Prevention
Technology Policy and Management
Human Resource Management


Educational Administration Planning and Policy
Higher Education Administration
Teaching of English as a foreign language

Public Health

Public Health Policy and Management
HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention


To accomplish the earlier stated objectives, the programs are designed to include various combinations of course work, independent projects, internships, consultations with U.S. faculty experts, field trips, and special seminars. Under the guidance of a designated faculty advisor or “coordinator,” Fellows plan programs that best suit their individual career development needs.
Shortly after arriving in the US, Fellows will prepare individual program plans for their professional development, detailing their goals and objectives for the year, including courses, seminars, special projects, professional and community activities.
The main program components are;
Humphrey Seminars
Academic enrichment
Professional Development
The Washington Global Leadership Forum
English Language Courses


The Fellowship provides for:

  • Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host university;
  • Pre-academic English language training, if required;
  • A maintenance (living) allowance, including a one-time settling-in allowance;
  • Accident and sickness coverage;
  • A book allowance;
  • A one-time computer subsidy;
  • Air travel (international travel to and from the U.S. for the Program and domestic travel to required program events);
  • A Professional Development allowance for professional activities, such as field trips, professional visits, and conferences.


Fellows are selected based on their potential for national leadership and commitment to public service in either the public or private sector in the Humphrey Fellowship Program Fields listed above. The selection passes through the following processes.

Stage 1: National Screening
The Humphrey Program is facilitated overseas by Binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or the Public Affairs Sections of U.S. Embassies. Commissions and Embassies review applications submitted for the Humphrey Fellowship Program, invite selected applicants for interviews, and determine which applications are to proceed for further consideration to the Institute of International Education in Washington, D.C. Please contact the Embassy or Commission in your country to learn of its selection criteria.

Stage 2: Screening by the Institute of International Education
Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education (IIE) office in Washington, DC, by October 1. The deadline for applicants to submit their applications to the Embassy or Commission varies by country. Please check with the Embassy or Fulbright Commission in your country to learn of its application deadline.

IIE reviews all submitted applications for basic eligibility and then convenes regional Candidate Review Committees (CRC) to evaluate the applications.

Stage 3: Candidate Review Committees
Candidate Review Committees convene in Washington, DC, in December. Independent expert panelists with regional experience who work in academia, international organizations, or non-governmental organizations are recruited to review applications from a particular region of the world.

Stage 4: Approval by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) was created by Congress to supervise the Fulbright Program and other Fulbright exchange activities, including the Humphrey Fellowship Program. The FSB sets policies and procedures for the administration of the Humphrey Fellowship Program, has final authority for selection of all Fellows, and supervises the conduct of the Program both in the United States and abroad.

Stage 5: Placement of Selected Humphrey Fellows
After receiving approval from the FSB, the Department of State will announce the final selection results to participating U.S. Embassies and Binational Fulbright Commissions, who will inform candidates of their status. The Institute of International Education places the approved candidates at U.S. universities that have been selected to host Humphrey Fellows. Placements are determined by candidates’ fields of study and the program plan statements expressed in their applications.


June 15, 2020 ( Varies per country)


  • Copy of degree
  • Copies of transcripts for four undergraduates study years
  • Two letters of recommendation (1 from university teacher & 1 from the professional field).
  • Professional CV
  • An essay on how applicants and their home institutions and countries could benefit from experiences to be acquired under the Program.


To access the Humphrey Fellowship application and learn more about applying, please contact the U.S. Embassy (Public Affairs Section) or Binational Fulbright Commission in your country.

List of Participating Countries

Visit the Humphrey Fellow Program official website for more information


University of British Columbia MasterCard Foundation Scholarship

Application deadline: December 13, 2019

Type: Post Graduate

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The University of British Colombia in partnership with MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program is offering fully funded scholarships to promising and under privileged citizens and refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa to commence graduate study in Canada.


The University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to be partnering with The Mastercard Foundation which is aimed at developing Africa’s next generation of leaders. The scholarship allows students whose talent and promise exceed their financial resources to complete their education. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at University of British Columbia will provide 163 academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people from Sub-Saharan Africa with access to quality and relevant university education at the University of British Columbia.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program is a 10-year global initiative to educate and develop next-generation leaders who will contribute to social and economic progress. The Program enables young people from economically disadvantaged communities to complete quality secondary and tertiary education, and make successful transitions to further education, or to the workforce in their home countries. Through comprehensive support, Scholars receive learning opportunities that equip them with knowledge, skills, and values needed to succeed in the economy, and make positive impacts in their communities.

In addition to their curricula engagement, the scholars will be mentored, engaged in leadership capacity building, participate in local and international community service learning, and take up summer internships in Africa to foster their interest and capacity to return to Africa to give back to their communities




The MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program at UBC is open to applicants who are interested in Graduate Studies


Only applicants who are interested in studying any of the following courses at graduate level and meet the eligibility criteria would be considered for the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship

MasterCard Foundation Scholarship


To qualify for the UBC Mastercard Foundation Scholarship, applicants must

  • have completed a Bachelor’s degree;
  • must not already have a graduate or PhD degree;
  • be a citizen or a refugee of a Sub-Saharan African country;
  • have lived a significant part of their life in a Sub-Saharan African country
  • present economically disadvantaged financial circumstances, and be able to show lack of financial means from family or other sources to pursue graduate education in their home country or elsewhere;
  • have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances and show leadership qualities or potential;
  • demonstrate an interest in and commitment to giving back to his/her home community in ways that enhance the economic growth and social development of Africa, through engagement in activities in their current profession, university or community;
  • be applying for a Master’s degree in one of the following Faculties and programs at UBC’s Vancouver campus
  • be 35 years old or under at the time they apply.


The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program covers all expenses associated with UBC tuition, housing and food. Scholars also receive a stipend each month to support their lives in Vancouver.


Step 1: Admissibility Submission: November 6, 2019

Step 2: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Application December 13, 2019

Step 3: UBC Faculty Applications:

  • Arts: January 2, 2020
  • Education:
    • *Masters in Science Education (SCED) – December 1, 2019*
    • Masters of Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAL) – January 2, 2020
    • Masters of Higher Education (HIED) – January 2, 2020
  • *Forestry: January 13, 2020*
  • Land and Food Systems: January 2, 2020
  • Medicine: January 2, 2020
  • Science: January 2, 2020
  • Sauder School of Business: January 2, 2020

These dates may vary from those posted on faculty websites. Please note that if you are applying for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC, you must submit all your documents (including your reference letters) by the dates requested above.



  • Decide your program of interest from the list. Ensure to check the minimum requirements for the program of interest here
  • Apply to MasterCard Foundation Scholarship, before you apply for admission to UBC
  • Once your Mastercard Foundation Application is complete, you will receive an email with instructions to submit an online application
  • If your Bachelor’s degree was not taught in English, make arrangements to take an English Proficiency Exam (TOEFL or IELTS) and have the results sent to UBC. Confirm if you need an English Proficiency Exam


To make a valid application, the following documents are required for the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship with UBC

  • Complete the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Eligibility Form.
  • Submit the Personal Statements.
  • Submit a CV/resume.
  • Provide two reference letters
  • Transcripts.


In February 2020, Faculties will nominate admitted candidates for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship. A university-wide selection committee will review scholarship applications from all six Faculties, rank them and select award recipients. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted at this time and invited to submit a video interview.

Visit the official school websites for more information about the scholarship