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Mastercard Foundation 2020-2021 Scholars Program at the University of British Columbia

Applications are currenlty being accepted by University of British Columbia for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2020-2021. The Program will provide academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people from Sub-Saharan Africa with access to quality and relevant university education at UBC. Scholars in the Program have a demonstrated commitment to giving back to their communities and develop the leadership needed to contribute to social and economic transformation across the continent.

In addition to their curricula engagement, the scholars will be mentored, engaged in leadership capacity building, participate in local and international community service learning, and take up summer internships in Africa to foster their interest and capacity to return to Africa to give back to their communities.

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About Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. All people, no matter where their starting point in life, should have an equal chance to succeed. We believe that with access to education, financial services, and skills training, people can have that chance. Our focus is helping economically disadvantaged young people in Africa to find opportunities to move themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty to a better life.... read more


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Aim and Benefits of Mastercard Foundation Masters Scholarship

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program covers all expenses associated with UBC tuition, housing and food. Scholars also receive a stipend each month to support their lives in Vancouver.


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Requirements for Mastercard Foundation Masters Scholarship Qualification

  1. Have completed a Bachelor’s degree;
  2. Must not already have a graduate or PhD degree;
  3. Be a citizen or a refugee of a Sub-Saharan African country;
  4. Have lived a significant part of their life in a Sub-Saharan African country;
  5. 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;
  6. Have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances and show leadership qualities or potential;
  7. 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;
  8. be applying for a Master’s degree in one of the following Faculties and programs at UBC’s Vancouver campus;
    1. Faculty of Arts
      1. Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs
    2. Faculty of Education
      1. Master of Educational Administration and Leadership (M.Ed)
      2. Master of Higher Education (M.Ed)
      3. Master of Education in Science Education (M.Ed)
    3. Faculty of Forestry
      1. Master of Science (MSc)
      2. Master of Applied Science (MASc)
      3. Master of Sustainable Forest Management (MSFM)
      4. Master of International Forestry (MIF)
      5. Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM)
    4. Faculty of Land and Food Systems
      1. Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE)
      2. Master of Food Science (MFS)
      3. Master of Land and Water Systems (MLWS)
    5. Faculty of Medicine
      1. Master of Public Health (MPH)
    6. Faculty of Science
    7. Sauder School of Business
  9. be a person who requires a Canadian study permit to study in Canada;
  10. mommit to returning to Africa in order to apply their training and skills to the betterment of others.

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Application Deadline

December 13, 2019


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Mastercard Foundation on mcfscholars.ubc.ca to apply
  1. Step 1: Admissibility Submission: November 6, 2019
  2. Step 2: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Application December 13, 2019
  3. Step 3: UBC Faculty Applications:
    1. Arts: January 2, 2020
    2. Education:
      1. Masters in Science Education (SCED) – December 1, 2019
      2. Masters of Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAL) – January 2, 2020
      3. Masters of Higher Education (HIED) – January 2, 2020
    3. Forestry: January 13, 2020
    4. Land and Food Systems: January 2, 2020
    5. Medicine: January 2, 2020
    6. Science: January 2, 2020
    7. Sauder School of Business: January 2, 2020

For more details, visit MasterCard Foundation website


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