MasterCard Foundation Scholarship in University of British Columbia 2019


    The MasterCard foundation is calling on African students to apply for the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship At University of British Columbia for African Students2018/2019 At Canada, Only eligible African applicants will be considered for this program, hurry and apply!!!

    The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a $500 million initiative to inspire young people — particularly from Africa — to lead change through education.

    Brief Description

    The University of British Columbia, Canada is pleased to partner with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to provide comprehensive scholarships to students from Sub-Saharan Africa. The Program provides access to education for academically talented, yet economically marginalized young people. More than 110 students from Africa will receive comprehensive scholarships to live and learn at the University of British Columbia thanks to a $25 million grant from The MasterCard Foundation.

    UBC is among the first Canadian universities to join The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program and one of 15 institutions in the world participating in the $500 million global education initiative.

    What You Need To Know About The MasterCard Foundation Scholarship in University of British Columbia for African

    Level/Field of study:

    The scholarships are available for pursuing Undergraduate in Development related fields.

    Eligible Fields of Study: Interested candidates must be applying for a Master’s degree in one of the following Faculties and programs at UBC’s Vancouver campus;

    • Sauder School of Business
    • Faculty of Forestry
      • Master of Science (MSc)
      • Master of Applied Science (MASc)
      • Master of Sustainable Forest Management (MSFM)
      • Master of International Forestry (MIF)
      • Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM)
    • Faculty of Land and Food Systems
      • Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE)
      • Master of Food Science (MFS)
      • Master of Land and Water Systems (MLWS)
    • Faculty of Education
      • Master of Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAL)
      • Master of Higher Education (HIED)
      • Master of Education in Science Education (SCED)
    • Faculty of Medicine
      • Master of Public Health (MPH)
    • Faculty of Science

    Host Nationality:

    Eligible Nationality:

    Scholarship Benefits:

    Selected students will receive a scholarship equivalent to the costs related to attaining a degree, including travel, tuition, textbooks, housing, food, and living expenses. You will also receive financial, academic, social, and post-graduation support which will enable you to build experiences and competencies critical for academic success

    Scholarship Number:

    The number of offers differs according to the different scholarships.


    • be a citizen of and residing in a Sub-Saharan African country;
    • present economically disadvantaged financial circumstances, and be able to show they lack financial means from family or other sources to pursue post-secondary (university) 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 outside the classroom, in the school and/or community;
    • be graduating/recently graduated from a recognized senior secondary school;
    • be applying for their first undergraduate degree in one of the following Faculties at UBC’s Vancouver campus:
      • Faculty of Arts
      • Faculty of Applied Science (Engineering)
      • Faculty of Forestry (Bachelor of Science in Forestry)
      • Faculty of Land & Food Systems (including Global Resource Systems; Food, Nutrition & Health; Applied Biology [Applied Animal Biology, Applied Plant & Soil Sciences or Food & the Environment])
      • Sauder School of Business (Bachelor of Commerce)
    • be an international student who will be studying at UBC on a Canadian Study Permit;
    • commit to returning to Africa immediately after graduation from UBC in order to apply their training and skills to the betterment of others.

    Application Procedure:

    Undergraduate Scholarship: A student must be nominated for the Undergraduate MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of British Columbia. Nominations will be accepted from secondary schools and recognized international development agencies and their affiliates, or registered local or international charitable and not-for-profit organizations. Each school or organization may nominate a maximum of three students.

    Note that you will need to apply online to the University of British Columbia and also submit the Undergraduate MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program nomination package.

    Nominations: When students are confirmed for nomination, their  high school or recognised non-profit organisation must use the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program nomination package. Find the Nomination package in the link below.

    Application Deadline:

    Step 1: Admissibility Submission:

      • Sauder Admissibility Submission: October 25, 2018
      • All other faculties: November 9, 2018

    Step 2: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Application November 16, 2018

    Step 3: UBC Faculty Applications:

      • Forestry: December 14, 2018
      • Land and Food Systems: December 14, 2018
      • Education:
        • Masters of Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAL) – TBC
        • Masters of Higher Education (HIED) – TBC
        • Masters in Science Education (SCED) – December 1, 2018
      • Medicine: December 14, 2018
      • Sauder School of Business: December 14, 2018
      • Science: January 13, 2019

    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 by the dates requested above. 

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