Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at University of British Columbia

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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program:

Applications for the 2021/22 Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program are now open. Interested and eligible applicants are hereby invited to put in their applications.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars program only covers expenses of the admitted scholars, hence the you will need to apply to study at University of British Columbia. Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents are, however, not eligible to apply for this award.


The University of British Columbia, Canada.

Degree level:

For Post-Graduate students

Field of Study:

You should be applying for a Master’s degree in one of the following faculties and programs at UBC’s Vancouver campus;

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

Scholarship Award: 

Fully Funded Scholarship. All Tuition expenses covered.



 Eligibility 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 PhD 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.

Applying procedure Instructions:

To apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at University of British Columbia for the 2021/2022 academic session, you should follow the steps as stated (see official website for details of the steps)

Step One: 

Confirm your eligibility for admission and choose program – Admissibility Submission.

Step Two: 

Check for English test you may need to take – Additional Tests.

Step Three: 

Check if you are eligibility and apply to Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program – Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program  Eligibility  Package.

Step Four: 

Apply to UBC Faculty of choice – UBC  Faculty Applications.

Apply Now.

Scholarship Deadline:

Step 1: Admissibility Submission: November 6, 2020

Step 2: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Application: December 11, 2020

Step 3: UBC Faculty Applications:

Forestry: January 13, 2021

Land and Food Systems: January 8, 2021

Science: January 8, 2021

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