mastercard foundation scholarships at university of british columbia canada

The University of British Columbia, Canada in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is awarding comprehensive scholarships to students from Sub-Saharan Africa. This scholarship opportunity provides access to education for academically talented, yet economically marginalized young people.

 

Application Deadlines:

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

Eligible Countries: African Countries

Type: Masters

Number of Scholarships: 110 students over the next 10 years

Value of Scholarship: Selected students will receive a scholarship equivalent to the costs related to attaining a degree, including travel, tuition, textbooks, housing, food, and living expenses. You will also receive financial, academic, social, and post-graduation support which will enable you to build experiences and competencies critical for academic success.

Duration of Scholarship: Full period of study

 

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants 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;
  • 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

 

Application Process:

  • See Undergraduate Application Process HERE
  • See Postgraduate Application Process HERE

Visit The Scholarship Webpage For More Information

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