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The African Development University (ADU) is an innovative, not-for-profit university whose mission is to prepare the most talented young people in Niger and Africa to design and drive the development of their nations as effective ethical leaders in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. A.D.U. is the first non-profit university located in Niamey, Niger, and the first institution to offer a world-class education to students from the Sahel region….
The African development University has partnered with the Mastercard Foundation in its global Scholars’ Program: an educational initiative that provides academically talented young people from economically disadvantaged communities in Niger and the rest of Africa with access to quality university education.
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at A.D.U. provides full-cost scholarships to young Africans who are first-time undergraduate first degree-seeking applicants. The scholarships ensure a premium educational package that will produce graduates whose qualifications are internationally recognised and locally applicable, and whose transition into the workforce is underpinned by values of engaged citizenship and social justice.
These scholarships cover the full period of study and are renewable annually subject to satisfactory performance and participation in the activities and opportunities offered by the programme. Successful candidates will be required to commit themselves to returning to their home countries and to invest their gained skills and education in their country’s social and economic growth.