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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.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC will take place over a ten-year period with a total of 163 Mastercard Foundation Scholars, including 77 undergraduate and 35 masters students. Beginning with five undergraduate students in 2013, in 2018 UBC will have more than 70 Mastercard Foundation Scholars.


The promise: academic faculties and research facilities globally recognized for their influence and impact. The outcome: knowledge, skills, hands-on experience and connections for life. The Vancouver campus is arguably the most beautiful places on earth to pursue your academic career.

Most international university in North America

Global top 40 university

At UBC’s Vancouver campus, you can get a top-tier education while living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This research-intensive campus is an incubator for bright ideas and a jumping-off point for adventure, both inside and outside the classroom.

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