The MasterCard Foundation is calling on African students to apply for the MasterCard Foundation Scholarships at the University of British Columbia for African Students 2020 in Canada.
African applicants who are deemed eligible will be considered for this program so it’s in your best interest to apply as an African student. Mastercard Scholarships for International students at UBC is an undergraduate and Master’s scholarship program.
This scholarship program is a $500 million initiative to inspire young people — particularly from Africa — to lead change through education.
What is the MasterCard Scholarship Program for African Students in Canada?
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.
Level/Field of Study
The MasterCard scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate programs in development-related fields.
However, candidates under the Master’s scholarship can pursue their program at UBC’s Vancouver campus in any of the specific courses below;
Sauder School of Business
Full-Time MBA Program
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 Master of Data Science
Successful applicants will receive a scholarship equivalent to the costs related to attaining a degree including travel, tuition, textbooks, housing, food, and living expenses.
As a beneficiary, you will also receive financial, academic, social, and post-graduation support which will enable you to build experiences and competencies critical for academic success.
To be part of the Undergraduate program, the 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 and registered local or international charitable and not-for-profit organizations.
Each school or organization may nominate a maximum of three students.
To be eligible for consideration as an undergraduate for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC, you must:
- 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)
However, if you’re seeking a Master’s program under the MasterCard Scholarship for Africans, you need to;
The MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Application Procedure
The application procedure for the Mastercard Scholarship for Africans is in five steps and they are clearly outlined for your understanding. The stages include;
MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Deadline
The Mastercard Foundation Scholarships for Africans is closed for the year 2020. However, check for the deadline through this link. Other scholarships can be found here.