Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program?

The UBC Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) provides opportunities for students from Sub-Saharan Africa to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies at UBC.
The University of British Columbia is pleased to partner with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to provide comprehensive scholarships to students from Sub-Saharan Africa. The Program provides access to education for academically talented, yet economically marginalized young people. Scholars in the Program have a demonstrated commitment to giving back to their communities and develop the leadership needed to contribute to social and economic transformation across the continent.
If you do not fit these requirements you can find more information regarding international undergraduate here and graduate funding at UBC here.

How do I apply?

The UBC Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program has completed its Scholar recruitment and will no longer be accepting new scholarship applications. For other international undergraduate scholarship information at UBC, please visit Undergraduate Programs and Admissions Page. For other international graduate scholarship information at UBC, please visit the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website. You can also learn more about other partner institutions offering the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program here.


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