Application Process

The deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting applications for the January 2023 program.  However, we will be offering this program again in the Fall.  Please complete the form below so we can inform you when we begin to accept applications for the next offering.

Acceptance in this program is highly competitive. Participant selection is based on all application components listed below to ensure participants can understand the program, and complete it successfully, as evidenced by a comprehensive project/examination at the conclusion of the program.

Application Requirements

Applicants will be required to upload the following documents and a video (prepared in advance) at the time of applying.  

  1. Letter of Recommendation from a supervisor or senior officer.
  2. Letter of Intent, one page long,  highlighting reasons for applying, professional ambitions, and an explanation for how this program will help them to achieve these goals. 
  3. Resume 
  4. 2-minute video explaining why they would be a good candidate for the program. 

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree and will be asked to provide a copy prior to the start of the program, if accepted. This is not required as part of the application package. 

PLEASE NOTE: A virtual interview may be required.  Applicants will be informed by email if this is the case so a time and date can be decided.

Sign up here so we can inform you when we launch the next offering of the program.

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This program is brought to you by the University of Toronto in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation. The selected participants will receive a full scholarship that covers all tuition costs associated with participating in this program.

Program Acceptance

Applicants will be informed about the status of their application via email.

Assessment and Certification

Upon conclusion of ALL segments of the program (90% attendance is required), all participants will need to complete a final assignment or project or examination that will be assessed as pass/fail. Upon successful completion of the program, each participant will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion.