The UBC MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
The University of British Columbia (UBC) 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 through The UBC MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program thanks to a $25 million grant from The MasterCard Foundation.
The first cohort of Scholars arrived at UBC in fall 2013. Over the following 10 years, UBC expects to welcome 77 undergraduate and 35 master’s degree students through the Program.
Undergraduate Eligibility and Selection Criteria:
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC for undergraduate students is open to first-time applicants who are residents and citizens of a Sub-Saharan African country.
To be eligible for consideration as an undergraduate for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC, students must be nominated. The nominee must:
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 campuses:
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)
Course(s) Offered: Development related
Course Level: Bachelors, Masters
Provider: MasterCard Foundation
be a universal understudy will’s identity learning at UBC on a Canadian Study Permit;
focus on coming back to Africa instantly after graduation from UBC keeping in mind the end goal to apply their preparation and aptitudes to the advancement of others.
Graduate Eligibility and Selection Criteria:
To be qualified for thought for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Masters’ Degree Program at UBC, the candidate must:
have finished a Bachelor’s degree;
be a native of and have carried on a huge piece of their life in a Sub-Saharan African nation;
introduce monetarily impeded money related conditions, and have the capacity to show absence of budgetary means from family or different sources to seek after graduate training in their nation of origin or somewhere else;
have accomplished scholastic brilliance under troublesome conditions, and show administration qualities or potential;
exhibit an enthusiasm for and responsibility to offering back to his/her home group in ways that improve the monetary development and social advancement of Africa, through engagement in exercises in their present calling, college or group;
be applying for a Master’s degree in one of the accompanying Faculties and projects at UBC’s Vancouver grounds;
Sauder School of Business
Full-Time MBA Programs
Personnel of Forestry
MASTER of Science (MSc)
MASTER of Applied Science (MASc)
MASTER of Sustainable Forest Management (MSFM)
MASTER of International Forestry (MIF)
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)
be someone who requires a Canadian study permit to study in Canada;
focus on coming back to Africa instantly after graduation from UBC with a specific end goal to apply their preparation and aptitudes to the advancement of others.
Researchers in the Program have an exhibited duty to offering back to their groups and build up the administration expected to add to social and monetary change over the mainland.
Subjects and inhabitants of any sub-Saharan African nation
Institution of Study
College of British Columbia, Canada
Fields of study
All advancement related fields are qualified under the resources and offices recorded previously
Number of honors
More than 110 understudies will get scolarships over a 10-year time frame – 77 undergrad and 35 graduate degree understudies
Entire span of both the undergrad and masters program
The MasterCard establishment allows a $25M Scholarships for African understudies at UBC. Chosen understudies will get a grant equal to the costs identified with achieving a degree, including travel, educational cost, reading material, lodging, sustenance, and everyday costs.
You will likewise get money related, scholastic, social, and post-graduation bolster which will empower you to construct encounters and skills basic for scholarly achievement.
Strategy for Application
Intrested college understudies must be assigned. Nonetheless, chosen people should likewise total the online application for scholastic induction into UBC furthermore present the Undergraduate MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program application. Designations are right now open for the 2017-18 scholarly year.
Imminent graduate understudies from Sub-Saharan Africa who qualify under the MCF Scholarship qualification criteria must finish an application bundle to look for entrance into one of the above-recorded Faculties.
It is imperative to visit the official site (connection to it is underneath) for finish data on the most proficient method to apply to The University of British Columbia, Canada for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.
Applications for confirmation and grant will start in September 2016.
Secondary schools or non-benefit associations more likely than not designated qualified college understudies by November 15, 2016. Undergrad chosen people must finish the online application for scholarly admission to UBC by Thursday December 1, 2016 and present all supporting documentation as well as results by January 31, 2017.
Postgraduate candidates have until November 4th to submit Admissibility prerequisites; and in the wake of having gotten affirmation of suitability from their chose workforce can continue to present their finished MCFSP application until November sixth, 2016. UBC Faculty of Forestry and Faculty of Land and Food Systems applications are expected JANUARY 1, 2017. UBC MBA Applications are expected JANUARY 11, 2017.
If you don’t mind NOTE:
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a $500 million activity to move youngsters — especially from Africa — to lead change through instruction. UBC was among the principal Canadian colleges to join The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program and one of couple of (around 15) organizations on the planet taking an interest in the $500 million worldwide instruction activity.
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program offers optional and college training to scholastically gifted understudies who originate from financially impeded groups in Africa.
Application Deadline: 6 Nov/1 Dec 2016 || 1 Jan/11 Jan/31 Jan 2017
Open for International Students: No (ONLY Africans)