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

Further Information

MasterCard Foundation Website:

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