Mastercard Foundation Scholars Masters’ Degree Program 2019 at University of British Columbia

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Masters’ Degree Program 2019 at University of British Columbia

Deadline: November 1, 2018

The University of British Columbia is pleased to partner with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to provide the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Masters’ Degree Program 2019 at UBC to students from Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is a 10-year global initiative to educate and develop next-generation leaders who will contribute to social and economic progress. The Program enables young people from economically disadvantaged communities to complete quality secondary and tertiary education, and make successful transitions to further education, or to the workforce in their home countries.

Through comprehensive support, Scholars receive learning opportunities that equip them with knowledge, skills, and values needed to succeed in the economy, and make positive impacts in their communities.


  • 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.


  • Applicant must have completed a Bachelor’s degree;
  • Be a citizen of and 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 applying for a Master’s degree in one of the following Faculties and programs at UBC’s Vancouver campus;
    • 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
  • Be a person who requires a Canadian study permit to study in Canada;
  • Commit to returning to Africa immediately after graduation from UBC in order to apply their training and skills to the betterment of others.


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For more information, visit MCF Scholars Program at UBC.