Does UBC give full scholarships to international students?

Yes, UBC does give full scholarships to international students in Canada. There are a number of different scholarships available, both merit-based and need-based.

Full scholarships for international students at UBC

  • International Major Entrance Scholarship (IMES): Awarded to exceptional international students entering undergraduate programs at UBC. Scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years of study.
  • Outstanding International Student Award (OIS): One-time, merit-based entrance scholarship awarded to qualified students when they are offered admission to UBC.
  • Vantage One Excellence Award: 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. Awards range in value up to the full cost of a student’s academic program and living expenses.
  • International Tuition Award: All eligible international students in research-based programs automatically qualify for a tuition award of up to $3,200.
  • Graduate Support Initiative (GSI): Program for funding graduate students through entrance scholarships, multi-year funding packages, tuition awards and scholarship top-ups.
  • President’s Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award: Awarded to exceptional PhD students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, research potential, and leadership potential.

In addition to these specific scholarships, international students may also be eligible for other forms of financial assistance, such as work-study programs and loans.

How to apply for full scholarships at UBC

The application process for each scholarship varies, so it is important to check the specific requirements for each scholarship that you are interested in. Most scholarships require students to submit a completed application form, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.

Tips for applying for full scholarships

  • Start early. The application process for many scholarships can be time-consuming, so it is important to start early.
  • Be organized. Keep track of all of the deadlines and requirements for each scholarship that you are applying for.
  • Get help from others. Ask your teachers, counselors, and other mentors for help with your applications.
  • Proofread carefully. Make sure to proofread your applications carefully before submitting them.

There are a number of different full scholarships available to international students at UBC. By following the tips above, you can increase your chances of success in applying for these scholarships.