126 Mastercard Scholars to study at Sciences Po

An exceptional scholarship programme for students from Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Current Mastercard scholars ©Sciences PoCurrent Mastercard scholars ©Sciences Po

The Mastercard Foundation, partnered with Sciences Po, provides full scholarships to students from Sub-Saharan Africa who have great academic potential but limited financial resources. Over six years (from 2017 to 2023), this programme will support a total of 126 students admitted to its undergraduate, graduate and summer programmes. This exceptional scholarship programme aims to recruit talented students who aspire to shape the future of the African continent and help them develop their full potential.

No Barriers to Education: Financial Aid at Sciences Po

4 in 10 Sciences Po students benefit from financial aid
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At Sciences Po, we firmly believe that financial barriers should not get in the way of education. That is why each year we dedicate 10.5 million euros in scholarships and financial aid. Thanks to this proactive social policy, every year we help 4 in 10 students (figures from 2017-2018).

"Even small actions can have a great ripple effect"

Interview of Mastercard Foundation Scholar Zipporah Gakuu
  • Portrait of Zipporah Gakuu ©Didier Pazery / Sciences PoPortrait of Zipporah Gakuu ©Didier Pazery / Sciences Po

Zipporah Gakuu is a first-year student and part of the first cohort of Mastercard Foundation scholars at Sciences Po. From Kenya to her first steps on campus to today, her commitment to giving back to society and defending women and children’s rights is growing everyday.

A healthy passion for helping others

Meet Ashale Chi, a student on the Reims campus
  • Ashale Chi ©Didier PazeryAshale Chi ©Didier Pazery

Ashale Chi from Cameroon is part of the first cohort of MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Sciences Po. Ashale talked to us about her first months in the Europe-Africa programme on the Sciences Po campus in Reims and her healthy passion for helping others.

Headed for an EU Career

Meet the first recipient of the Stephen M. Kellen scholarship
  • Licinia Güttel is the first recipient of the Stephen M. Kellen scholarshipLicinia Güttel is the first recipient of the Stephen M. Kellen scholarship

Licinia Güttel, 19, was born and raised near the small town of Koblenz, Germany. After graduating with honours from Werner Heisenberg Gymnasium Neuwied, she enrolled to study for the Sciences Po-Freie Universität Berlin dual Bachelor’s degree in political and social sciences. She is also the first recipient of the Stephen M. Kellen scholarship, a dedicated scholarship for students on the Sciences Po-Freie Universität Berlin dual BA programme.

Financial aid for your housing

All students need to know about the C.A.F.
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The following information is important to keep in mind when filing for housing aid. 

A new scholarship for Filipino students

  • Patricia Lucuanan (CHED) and Frédéric Mion (Sciences Po) ©Sciences PoPatricia Lucuanan (CHED) and Frédéric Mion (Sciences Po) ©Sciences Po

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of the Philippines has signed an agreement with Sciences Po to finance at least ten full scholarships for Filipino students admitted to Sciences Po at graduate level. Each scholarship covers tuition fees, living expenses, health insurance, the visa application and a return airfare ticket. In addition, Sciences Po will help subsidise scholarship students’ tuition fees.

Discover the Kuwait Scholarship Programme

  • A KSP Scholar at Sciences PoA KSP Scholar at Sciences Po

The Kuwait Scholarship Programme (KSP) Excellence Scholarship supports outstanding students admitted to Sciences Po and enrolled in a programme at Master’s level.

Students may apply in one of the three categories outlined below depending on their eligibility:

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