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Fully Funded Mastercard Foundation Scholarships at UBC, Canada 2024–2025

If you are a student from Sub-Saharan Africa, seeking to study in Canada, there good news for you! Applications are now open to students from Sub-Saharan Africa who wish to enrol for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarships at the University of British Columbia University (UBC), Canada.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholarships offers awards for students to help them pursue their dreams. This scholarship opportunity is only available to students with good leadership skills and students who are willing to give back to their communities and ready to contribute to the economic growth of the nation.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): UBC & Mastercard Foundation

Name of Institution(s): University of British Columbia, Canada

Funding Amount: Not Specified

Number of Scholarships: Several

Study Level: Postgraduate (Masters)

Nationality: African

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for Sub-Saharan African Students, applicants have to meet the requirements below:

1. Must have completed a Bachelor’s degree;

2. Applicants must not already have a graduate or PhD degree;

3. Applicants must be 35 years old or younger at the time of application (i.e. born in 1988 or after);

4. Must be a citizen or a refugee of a Sub-Saharan African country

5. Applicant must have lived a significant part of their life in a Sub-Saharan African country;

6. Applicant’s present economically disadvantaged financial circumstances

7. Applicant must have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances

8. Applicant must show leadership qualities or potential;

9. Demonstrate an interest in and commitment to giving back to their home community

10. Be a person who requires a Canadian study permit to study in Canada;

Eligible Programs

1. Faculty of Forestry:

  • Master of Sustainable Forest Management (MSFM)
  • Master of International Forestry (MIF)
  • Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM)

2. 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)

3. Faculty of Science:

  • Master of Data Science

Application Procedures

If you are interested in the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for Sub-Saharan African Students, complete your application form online.  Submit the Checklist, Application Form, Personal Statements, CV, two reference letters on official letterhead, transcripts, and signed declaration.

You are expected to also submit the package electronically in a single PDF document via email to [email protected]

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