University of British Columbia - International Scholars Program

The University of British Columbia International Scholars Program, Canada

Deadline: 15th December, 2020

The University of British Columbia International Scholars have the potential to make a difference in the world. They are high academic achievers, they have demonstrated exceptional extracurricular activities, and they are dedicated to giving back to their communities.

UBC’s International Scholars are part of the International Scholars Program, which offers the chance to:

Earn a globally recognized degree at a top university

A UBC degree opens doors and connects you to a vast alumni network across the globe.

Study with the brightest students in the world

You’ll join a community of engaged and supportive young leaders and study among the best and the brightest. You and your fellow Scholars will enrich UBC and the global community with your diverse perspectives, committed involvement, and innovative initiatives.

Take advantage of unique learning opportunities

You’ll have access to numerous opportunities inside and outside the classroom that will enrich your university experience.

  • Study-abroad exchange programs can take you to emerging countries where you’ll address local challenges in health, agriculture, social infrastructure, education, and sustainable development.
  • Community-based experiential learning projects can help you apply your academic interests to the needs and issues of the local or global community.
  • Annual retreats will help you connect with your community while you plan for the year ahead and develop your leadership skills.
  • An annual workshop series will provide leadership, community development, career preparation, and networking opportunities throughout your degree.
  • Receptions and celebratory events are hosted throughout each year to recognize your achievements and connect you to the Scholars community on campus.

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Access dedicated advising and support

You’ll be supported by a network of staff from across UBC’s faculties and services who will encourage your academic, personal, and career development. A dedicated advisor will be your first point of contact for support throughout your time at UBC.

Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award

This need-and-merit-based award recognizes international undergraduate students who demonstrate superior academic achievement, leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, and recognized achievement in other key areas.

The value of your Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award is proportional to your financial need. A standard needs assessment is based on the financial information provided by you and your family.

Your award may be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study or to degree completion – whichever comes first – provided you achieve satisfactory academic standing in your faculty, continue to demonstrate financial need, and maintain your Canadian study permit (student visa).

Eligibility

  • Be an international student who will be studying in Canada on a Canadian study permit.
  • The applicant must be entering UBC from a recognized secondary school, college, or other university.
  • Applying for your first undergraduate degree.
  • Meet UBC’s admission requirements, including general and degree-specific requirements and the English Language Admission Standard.
  • You must demonstrate superior academic achievement (achieve all As or equivalent standard).
  • You must demonstrate a level of financial need that would otherwise prevent you from pursuing a UBC degree.

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Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award

This need-and-merit-based award recognizes outstanding international undergraduate students from impoverished or war-torn areas who have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances, and who would be unable to attend university without financial assistance.

The value of your Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award is proportional to your demonstrated financial need and sufficient to cover living expenses and tuition costs for your degree of study.

Your award may be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study or to degree completion – whichever comes first – provided you achieve satisfactory academic standing in your faculty, continue to demonstrate financial need, and maintain your Canadian study permit (student visa).

Eligibility

  • Must be an international student who will be studying in Canada on a Canadian study permit.
  • Must be graduating or have recently graduated from a recognized senior secondary school.
  • Applying for your first undergraduate degree.
  • Meet UBC’s admission requirements, including general and degree-specific requirements and the English Language Admission Standard.
  • Demonstrate superior academic achievement (achieve all As or equivalent standard) and leadership potential.
  • Must come from a war-torn, politically unstable, or economically disadvantaged region of the world.
  • You must have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances and have no financial means from family or other sources to pursue post-secondary education in your own country (because it is unavailable or unattainable) or outside your country (because it is unaffordable).

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Nominations

Applications for the award will open on November 1, 2020.

Deadlines

  • December 15: Submit your award application and complete the online application for admission to UBC. Although you can specify two degree choices in your application. Only first-choice degree will be considered for the purposes of this award.
  • January 31: Meet UBC’s English Language Admission Standard.
  • Mid-April: Nominees are informed if they have received an award.


For more information on the International Scholars Program, visit the official webpage here.

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