The Mastercard Foundation, which is based in Canada, is funding full scholarships for students from Africa to attend the University of British Columbia, either as undergraduates or to enroll in professional Master’s programs.
For September 2014 entry, students can apply to any of our undergraduate programs. These cover Forest Resources Management, Forest Sciences, Natural Resources Conservation and Wood Products Processing. Details of these programs, and the various specializations within them, are available at http://www.forestry.ubc.ca/undergraduate/prospective/degree-programs/. These are four-year programs, and the Foundation will cover all travel, living and tuition costs. It will also cover return travel costs during the summer breaks – students are expected to return to Africa to undertake volunteer or paid work opportunities during the summers. Students can also apply for one-year Master’s program in Sustainable Forest Management, details of which are provided at: http://cbm.forestry.ubc.ca/master-of-sustainable-forest-management-msfm-degree/.
Details of the Mastercard Program at the University of British Columbia, together with application forms, are available at: http://internationalscholars.ubc.ca/mastercardfoundation/. Please note that the program is aimed at helping economically disadvantaged students who have the potential to return to their home regions to help reduce poverty through providing leadership.