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University of British Columbia Vancouver Awards 2024/2025, Canada

International students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to significantly influencing their communities are eligible to apply for the University of British Columbia Scholarship.

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With an annual budget of over $30 million, UBC honors the academic achievements of exceptional students from around the globe with awards, scholarships, and other types of financial support for international undergraduate students.

Scholarship Deadline

Deadline to Apply: November 15, 2024
December 1: Your online application must have been completed to be admitted to UBC. Only your first-choice degree will be considered for an award from the International Scholars Program, even if you can list two-degree choices in your application.

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About the Scholarship

International students who exhibit exceptional academic achievement, leadership qualities, involvement in student affairs and community service, and recognized achievement in extracurricular activities like sports, debating, creative writing, or the performing arts are recognized with the University of British Columbia’s UBC-Canada International Leader of Tomorrow (ILOT) Award.

A standard needs assessment is conducted based on the financial data that students and their families supply.

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Eligibility & Selection Criteria

Recipients must be recommended by the college or university they are transferring from, the high school they are currently attending, or the high school from which they recently graduated. For the

International Leader of Tomorrow Award to be given consideration:

  • You must be an international student with valid study permission to study in Canada.
  • It would help if you came to UBC from an accredited institution, university, or secondary school.
  • It is required that this be your first undergraduate application.
  • You must fulfill all prerequisites for admission to UBC, including the English Language
  • Admission Standard and requirements relevant to your degree.
  • You must have exceptional academic success (a minimum of an A average or a comparable benchmark).
  • You must prove that you have a financial need that would keep you from going to UBC.

How to Submit an Application

  • Download Documents
  • The “PSI Fellowship Application Instructions 2024-2025” and “PSI Fellowship Application 2024-2025” files can be downloaded.
  • Edit and Save
  • Rename the file to save the edited version of the downloaded form.
  • Apply using the following name: LastName_FirstName_PSI.
  • Fill out the application completely
  • To fill out the Application form, adhere to the given instructions.
  • Please take note that the “Outline of Proposed Scholarly Work” and “Relationship of Proposal to PSI Goals” sections are each limited to a maximum of one page and 4000 characters.
  • Place Documents Online:
  • Put your Canadian Common CV and the filled-out “PSI Fellowship Application 2024-2025” form into a single PDF file.
  • Make sure all the necessary documents are ready before continuing and upload the PDF file to the Qualtrics form page.
  • Submission of a Qualtrics Form
  • Go to the Qualtrics form page and thoroughly read the Overview section.
  • Fill out the form completely, it should take about five minutes, to ensure that it is submitted correctly.
  • Support from Supervisor and Collaborators
  • Point them to the Qualtrics form page for submission of the required supervisor letter of support and the optional letter(s) of support from collaborators.

Application Completion

After completing the Qualtrics form and successfully submitting all necessary paperwork, your application procedure is over. To guarantee a successful and correct application for the PSI Fellowship for the 2024–2025 term, carefully follow these instructions.

Important Information

Nominations for the International Leader of Tomorrow Award will only be considered concerning the nominee’s first-choice program, even if applicants to UBC may list two program options in their application. Early application is urged to guarantee that a decision may be made in time for nomination consideration.

UBC’s International Scholars Program offers four categories of outstanding need-and-merit-based grants. When you submit your application, their team will automatically consider you for the prizes you are eligible for; you won’t have the option to choose which award you wish to earn.

Karen McKellin Award for International Leader of the Future

This award honors outstanding aspiring foreign undergraduate students who excel academically and have commendable leadership qualities that uplift and empower people via cooperation, understanding, and attentive listening.

It honors students who have excelled in other academic or extracurricular endeavors and made a positive influence via their participation in a variety of school and community service projects and activities.

The International Student Award for Donald A. Wehrung

This prize honors exceptional overseas undergraduate students from war-torn or impoverished regions who have overcome great obstacles to attain academic success and would only be able to attend college with substantial financial aid. Pupils should be able to take on leadership roles and strongly desire to improve their communities.

Global Impact Honor

This award is given to outstanding students who have shown leadership qualities and a dedication to finding solutions for issues related to natural resource management and conservation, social justice, equity and inclusion, climate change, and sustainability and climate change. First-generation students and those with varied life experiences are given priority.

Vantage One Excellence Award

UBC Vantage College is offering this grant for internationally talented students who have not yet achieved the English Language Admission Standard for direct admission to UBC. The value of the scholarships varies and can cover all living expenses and the cost of the student’s academic program.

Leadership abilities, significant participation in student affairs and community service, and noteworthy accomplishments in other extracurricular or academic endeavors are all expected of students.

Academic Scholarship Conditions

  • It would help if you did the following to be eligible for the University of British Columbia Scholarship:
  • You must be an international student with valid study permission to study in Canada.
  • You must be transferring from your first year at a post-secondary college or another university or starting at UBC from a recognized secondary school.
  • You must have completed your high school education by one gap year before the academic year you are applying. For instance, candidates for the Winter Session 2024 must have completed their high school education by November 2024.
  • It is required that this be your first undergraduate application.
  • You must exhibit exceptional academic success (get all As or meet a comparable benchmark).
  • You must prove that you have a financial need that would keep you from going to UBC. (All overseas students are automatically considered by UBC for the $35,000 annual maximum value of the merit-based Outstanding Overseas Student Awards and International Major
  • Entrance Scholarships. If this sum is insufficient to pay for your tuition and living expenses, you can apply for the International Scholars Program.)
  • You must fulfill all prerequisites for admission to UBC, including the English Language Admission Standard and requirements relevant to your degree.

Scholarship Award and Duration

Your financial need determines the worth of the UBC International Scholars Program. The amount of money you and your family can contribute each year is subtracted from your living expenses, tuition, and fees to calculate your financial need. Your family’s financial information forms the basis of a typical needs assessment.

If you maintain your Canadian study permit (student visa), demonstrate financial need, and achieve satisfactory academic standing in your faculty, your award may be renewed for up to three more years of undergraduate study or until you complete your degree, whichever comes first.