MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program


Likely November 2017

Annual Value

Tuition & Living expenses



Degree Level


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)

Application Procedures

Please review the application procedures at

Profiles of Award Holders

Samuel Adeyanju

Master of Science in Forestry (MSc)
Certification of community forestry regimes in Tanzania: Exploring the potentials of Forest Stewardship Council group certification scheme.

Further Information

MasterCard Foundation Website:

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