The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a global initiative to educate and develop next-generation leaders from Africa who will contribute to social and economic progress. Over a ten-year period the initiative will fund 35 master’s students in selected graduate degree programs


The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC for graduate students is open to applicants who have a Bachelor’s Degree and are a citizen of and have lived a significant part of their life in a Sub-Saharan African country.

Only students applying to a Master’s degree in one of the following Faculties and programs at UBC’s Vancouver campus can be considered:

Sauder School of Business

Full-Time MBA Program
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)


Admissibility Submission:
Sauder Admissibility Submission: November 1, 2017

All other faculties: November 10, 2017
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Application November 17, 2017

UBC Faculty Applications:
Forestry: January 1, 2018
Land and Food Systems: January 1, 2018

Masters of Educational Administration and Leadership (M.Ed) – January 1, 2018
Masters of Higher Education (M.Ed) – January 1, 2018
Masters in Science Education (M.Ed) – December 1, 2017
Medicine: January 15, 2018

Sauder School of Business: January 15, 2018

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 by the dates requested above.


Please review the application procedures at


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