2016/2017UBC MasterCard Scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate

ubccccThe University of British Columbia, Canada is partnering with the MasterCard foundation Scholars Program to award about $25M Scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate african students to study free in one of Canada’s elite universities.  Over the next 10 years, 77 undergraduate and 35 master’s degree students will go through the Program.  This is a study abroad free scholarships for international students

Accepted Courses: Development related fields

Eligible Field of Study: Development related fields

Scholarship Type: Undergraduate and Master’s Scholarships for African students

Undergraduate Eligibility and Selection Criteria

If you want to be considered as an undergraduate applicant for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC, the nominee has to be:

  • citizen ofand residing in a Sub-Saharan African country;
  • economically disadvantaged, and be able to prove they lack the financial wherewithal  from family or other sources to pursue post-secondary (university) education in their home country or elsewhere;
  • academically excellent under difficult circumstances, and show clear 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

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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