The MasterCard Foundation is calling on African students to apply for the MasterCard Foundation Scholarships at the University of British Columbia for African Students 2020 in Canada.
African applicants who are deemed eligible will be considered for this program so it’s in your best interest to apply as an African student. Mastercard Scholarshipsfor International students at UBC is an undergraduate and Master’s scholarship program.
This scholarship program is a $500 million initiative to inspire young people — particularly from Africa — to lead change through education.
What is the MasterCard Scholarship Program for African Students in Canada?
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.
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.
Level/Field of Study
Host & Eligible Nationality
To be part of the Undergraduate program, the student must be nominated for the Undergraduate MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of British Columbia.
Nominations will be accepted from secondary schools and recognized international development agencies and their affiliates and registered local or international charitable and not-for-profit organizations.
Each school or organization may nominate a maximum of three students.
To be eligible for consideration as an undergraduate for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC, you must:
- be a citizen of and be currently residing in a Sub-Saharan African country;
- present economically disadvantaged financial circumstances, and be able to show you lack of 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 mirrored leadership qualities or potential;
- demonstrate an interest 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 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 their country and individuals.
- be applying for their first undergraduate degree in one of the following Faculties at UBC’s Vancouver campus:
- 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)
However, if you’re seeking a Master’s program under the MasterCard Scholarship for Africans, you need to;
- have completed a Bachelor’s degree;
- not have a Graduate degree already;
- 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 a 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 shown 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 willing to run after this program in one of the eligible courses given above;
- 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.
The MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Application Procedure
The application procedure for the Mastercard Scholarship for Africans is in five steps and they are clearly outlined for your understanding. The stages include;Step One: Submission of AdmissibilityStep Two: Additional testsStep Three: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Eligibility PackageStep Four: UBC Faculty ApplicationsStep Five: Reviewing Process
MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Deadline
The Mastercard Foundation Scholarships for Africans is closed for the year 2019. We, however, promise to update you as soon as it reopens.Application Link
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