Canada Scholarship: Here is a scholarship opportunity to study in Canada. Suitable and qualified students are invited to apply for the 2022 University of British Columbia Scholarships for International Students.
This scholarship award is fully sponsored by the Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award.
Application for the 2022 Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award is open for all international students to study at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
The Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award honors international undergraduate students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, and other key achievements.
About The University of British Columbia (UBC)
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public research university in Kelowna, British Columbia, with campuses near Vancouver. It is British Columbia’s oldest university, having been founded in 1908. The university is ranked among the top three in Canada. UBC funds over 8,000 projects each year with an annual research budget of $759 million.
The University of British Columbia is a global center for teaching, learning, and research that is consistently ranked among the world’s top 20 public universities.
UBC values innovation and turns ideas into action. UBC has been providing opportunities for people with the curiosity, drive, and vision to shape a better world since 1915.
Brief Scholarship Details
Sponsor(s): Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award
Host Country: Canada
Academic Level: Undergraduate
Award Value: Fully Funded and $25,000 Annually
Eligible Countries: All Countries
Application Deadline: 31 January 2023
UBC’s International Scholars Program offers four prestigious need-and-merit-based awards. Every year, UBC awards approximately 50 scholarships across all four awards. When you submit your application, you will not be able to choose which award you want to receive; instead, our team will automatically consider you for the awards for which you are eligible.
The four categories are:
- Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award: This award recognizes international undergraduate students who demonstrate superior academic achievement, exceptional leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, and recognized achievement in other key areas.
- Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award: This award recognizes outstanding international undergraduate students from impoverished or war-torn areas who have achieved academic excellence under challenging circumstances, and who would be unable to attend university without significant financial assistance.
- International Impact Award: This award is offered to exceptional students who have expressed commitment to and solutions for social justice issues, climate change, equity and inclusion, societal health and wellness, and freedom of expression.
- Vantage One Excellence Award: This award is offered by UBC Vantage College for academically outstanding international students who do not yet meet the English Language Admission Standard for direct admission to UBC. The awards range in value up to the full cost of a student’s academic program and living expenses.
NOTE: 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 Requirements for the University of British Columbia Scholarships
To be considered for the Award, you must:
- Be an international student who is willing to study in Canada
- Have graduated from high school no earlier than the month of June one year prior to the academic year you are applying to. For example, applicants for 2023 must have graduated from high school no earlier than June 2022
- Be applying for your first undergraduate degree
- Demonstrate superior academic achievement (achieve all As or equivalent standard).
- Demonstrate a level of financial need that would otherwise prevent you from pursuing a UBC degree. (UBC automatically considers all international students for the merit-based International Major Entrance Scholarships and Outstanding International Student Awards scholarships, totalling a maximum value of $25,000 per year. If this amount does not cover your needs for tuition and basic living expenses, you are eligible to apply for the International Scholars Program.)
- You must meet UBC’s admission requirements, including general and degree-specific requirements and the English Language Admission Standard.
Documents Requirement for the Scholarship Award
To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;
- Application Form to be filled online via the school website
October 2022: Application for admission.
November 15: You must have submitted your online application for admission to UBC, and submitted your International Scholars Program application. Although you can specify two-degree choices in your application, only your first-choice degree will be considered for an International Scholars Program award.
January 31: Meet UBC’s English Language Admission Standard for direct-entry, or the English language requirement for UBC Vantage College if you have applied to a Vantage One program and are hoping to be considered for the Vantage One Excellent Award.
January 31: Submit any documents required for your admission to UBC. Please submit by this deadline, not the date indicated in your “next steps” email.
Mid-April: You will be informed if you have received an award.
Application Procedure and Instruction for the University of British Columbia Scholarship
- Decide on the academic program you want to study, and which campus you want to choose.
- Submit your application to UBC.
- To apply for the International Scholars Program, you must be nominated by your school or non-profit, and submit a reference from an academic referee. Confirm that your school or non-profit is able to nominate you, and inform your nominator and academic referee that you’d like to apply for the International Scholars Program.
A single high school, college, or university may nominate up to three students for UBC Vancouver (including Vantage College), and one student for UBC Okanagan. A non-profit may only nominate a high school student who is involved with their organization. This nomination will count towards the total nominations permitted from a student’s school.
Important Notice: your nominator should be your school counselor or equivalent, and your academic referee should be someone who is familiar with you and your work – for example, your teacher for your chosen area of study.
- Gather your required financial information, as well as notes on any extracurricular activities and awards.
- Apply for the International Scholars Program by completing the form.
Kindly click on the “Apply Button” below to begin your application.
Also, note that the application for admission will commence in October 2022.