University of British Columbia Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2020/2021 for study in Canada (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: December 13, 2019

The University of British Columbia 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. 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.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

To be eligible for consideration for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Masters’ Degree Program at UBC, the applicant must:

  • 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.

Please note that the Mastercard Foundation Scholars program only covers expenses of the admitted scholars.

Please note that Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents are not eligible to apply for this award.

Please note that funds from the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC cannot be applied to pursue programs at other academic institutions.

DEADLINES

Step 1: Admissibility Submission: November 6, 2019

Step 2: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Application December 13, 2019

Step 3: UBC Faculty Applications:

  • Arts: January 2, 2020
  • Education:
    • *Masters in Science Education (SCED) – December 1, 2019*
    • Masters of Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAL) – January 2, 2020
    • Masters of Higher Education (HIED) – January 2, 2020
  • *Forestry: January 13, 2020*
  • Land and Food Systems: January 2, 2020
  • Medicine: January 2, 2020
  • Science: January 2, 2020
  • Sauder School of Business: January 2, 2020

These dates may vary from those posted on faculty websites. Please note that if you are applying for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC, you must submit all your documents (including your reference letters) by the dates requested above. 

*Applicants applying to these programs should consider the different deadlines. Late submissions will not be accepted.

APPLICATIONS

Step One: Admissibility Submission

  1. Decide your Program(s) of Interest from the list.
  2. Consult the link/chart below identifying the Minimum Academic Requirements/International Credentials for Graduate Students, listed by country to determine your academic eligibility for the program and MCF.*Given that the number of applicants exceeds the number of positions available, a record that satisfies basic entrance requirements does not guarantee admission to graduate studies* https://www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/application-admission/minimum-academic-requirements-international-credentials
  3. Consult the program website to determine if you possess the appropriate background experience.
  4. If you meet the minimum academic requirements and have the appropriate background, complete the eligibility verification form (at the bottom of this page) to verify your eligibility for the scholarship. We will accept and verify Admissibility Submissions until November 6th,2019.

For applicants interested in the Full-time MBA program, please contact the Sauder MBA Admission office at [email protected] to determine your eligibility.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of British Columbia Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2020/2021

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