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The University of British Columbia Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2020/2021

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Deadline: 11 Dec,2020    Next term Starts:: 08 Jan,2020

About

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to be partnering with The Mastercard Foundation to foster the next generation of African leaders. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC will provide 163 academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people from Sub-Saharan Africa with access to quality and relevant university education at UBC. After graduating, the scholars will then utilize their learning and experiences to contribute to the economic growth and social transformation of their communities in Africa. On this website, you can learn more about the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC, find out how to apply, and meet UBC’s current scholars.

Eligibility and Criteria

To be eligible for consideration for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Masters’ Degree Program at UBC, the applicant must:

  • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree;
  • must not already have a graduate or Ph.D. degree;
  • be 35 years old or younger (i.e. born in 1985 or after);
  • 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 a person who requires a Canadian study permit to study in Canada;
  • commit to returning to Africa in order to apply their training and skills to the betterment of others;
  • be applying for a Master’s degree in one of the following faculties and programs at UBC’s Vancouver campus;

Awards and Benefits

  • Are you are in the process of completing your bachelor’s degree, you can submit an application.
  • You will need to provide proof of your bachelor’s degree prior to starting the graduate program and registering for classes.  

The Program will use your grades to date to calculate your current GPA.

  • Faculty of Forestry
    • 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 Science
    • Master of Data Science (MDS)

How To Apply

To Apply please click here