MasterCard Foundation Scholarship (Undergraduate & Masters) for African Students, Canada 2016/2017 – see Eligibility and how to Apply

The University of British
Columbia, Canada partner with the MasterCard
foundation Scholarship Program to grant $25M
Scholarships for African students; Over the next
10 years, 77 undergraduate and 35 master’s
degree students will go through the Program.
Eligible Field of Study: Development related
fields
About Scholarship
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is
a $500 million initiative to inspire young people —
particularly from Africa — to lead change through
education.
The University of British Columbia, Canada 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.
More than 110 students from Africa will receive
comprehensive scholarships to live and learn at
the University of British Columbia thanks to a $
25 million grant from The MasterCard
Foundation. The first cohort of Scholars will
arrive at UBC this fall. Over the next 10 years,
UBC expects to welcome 77 undergraduate and
35 master’s degree students through the
Program.
UBC is among the first Canadian universities to
join The MasterCard Foundation Scholars
Program and one of 15 institutions in the world
participating in the $500 million global education
initiative.
Scholarship Offered Since: 2013
Scholarship Type: Undergraduate and Master’s
Scholarships for African students
Undergraduate Eligibility and Selection Criteria
To be eligible for consideration as an
undergraduate for The MasterCard Foundation
Scholars Program at UBC, the nominee must:
be a citizen of and residing in a Sub-Saharan
African country;
present economically disadvantaged financial
circumstances, and be able to show they lack
financial means from family or other sources
to pursue post-secondary (university)
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 outside the
classroom, in the school and/or community;
be graduating/recently graduated from a
recognized senior secondary school;
be applying for their first undergraduate
degree in one of the following Faculties at
UBC’s Vancouver campus:
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Applied Science (Engineering)
Faculty of Forestry (Bachelor of Science
in Forestry)
Faculty of Land & Food Systems
(including Global Resource Systems;
Food, Nutrition & Health; Applied Biology
[Applied Animal Biology, Applied Plant &
Soil Sciences or Food & the Environment])
Sauder School of Business (Bachelor of
Commerce)
be an international student who will be
studying at UBC on a Canadian Study Permit;
commit to returning to Africa immediately
after graduation from UBC in order to apply
their training and skills to the betterment of
others.
Graduate Eligibility and Selection 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;
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 Programs
Faculty of Forestry
Master of Science (MSc)
Master of Applied Science (MASc)
Master of Sustainable Forest
Management (MSFM)
Master of International Forestry (MIF)
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)
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.
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
Eligible Countries: African countries
To be taken at (country): University of British
Columbia, Canada
Application Deadline: December 10, 2015
Offered annually? Yes
How to Apply
Nominees must also complete the online
application for academic admission to UBC.
For more information about how to apply to
University of British Columbia, Canada for The
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, visit
Scholarship webpage
Sponsors: MasterCard Foundation

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