Awards for international students

Entrance awards

If you're an international student applying to UBC, there are scholarships, awards, and other financial support available to you.

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International Community Achievement Awards

Awards of $5,000 each are available to continuing international undergraduate students who have demonstrated leadership in the following:

  • Community service
  • International engagement
  • Intercultural understanding
  • Promotion of diversity
  • Intellectual, artistic, or athletic pursuits

Eligibility requirements

You must meet all the following requirements to apply:

  • You must be a continuing international student on UBC's Vancouver campus.
  • You must be studying on a Canadian study permit and paying international undergraduate tuition and fees.
  • You must have been registered for the previous Winter Session.
  • You must be registered for the current Winter Session.

To retain eligibility for international student awards, students should be continuing as an international student. Change in citizenship status or tuition fee rate will affect award eligibility and may result in recovery of award funding.


  • Applications open: Fri, Jul 26, 2024
  • Applications close: Thurs, Oct 3, 2024 at 12:00 pm (noon)

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Recommended awards

Thanks to the generosity of external donors and UBC faculties, UBC offers many awards to undergraduate students after their first year of study. These awards may be in the form of scholarships, prizes, fellowships, and more.

Individual faculties are responsible for recommending their students for these awards. Their recommendations are based on a range of factors, such as academic achievement, leadership, UBC involvement, and participation on varsity athletic teams.

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Tax information

If you receive an award, you're required to submit a T4A form at tax time.

Make sure your Social Insurance Number (SIN) or your Individual Tax Number (ITN) is updated in your Student Service Centre (SSC) as soon as possible so UBC can process your T4A form. 

If you haven’t applied for your SIN or ITN, do so as early as possible. It can take 2 months to process your ITN.

International Student Guide

Find everything you need to know about life as an international student at UBC's Vancouver campus.

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If you have questions

You can connect with International Student Advising for questions related to immigration, health insurance, and life as an international student in Canada.