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.

Timeline

  • Applications open: July 2023
  • Applications close: September 2023

Trek Excellence Scholarship

Trek Excellence Scholarships are offered every year to students in the top 5% of their undergraduate year, faculty, and school. Rankings are based on a student's top 24 percentage-graded credits, as per Senate Award regulations.

International students can receive an award of $4,000. Awards of $1,000 are also given to international students who are in the top 5% to 10%.

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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

If you're an undergraduate student, please contact your Enrolment Services Advisor directly. To find your advisor’s contact information, log into your Student Service Centre (SSC) and select “UBC Contacts” under Personal Info.

Graduate, postgraduate, and all other students can contact an Enrolment Services Advisor by calling 604 822 9836 or submitting a question through the online form.

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