If you are an international student applying to UBC, there are scholarships, awards, and other financial support available to you.
Awards for international students
International Community Achievement Awards
Awards of $5,000 each are available to continuing international undergraduate students who have demonstrated leadership in community service, international engagement, intercultural understanding, promotion of diversity, or intellectual, artistic, or athletic pursuits.
- You must be a continuing international student on UBC's Vancouver campus
- You must be studying on a Canadian study permit and be 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
How to apply
The 2020 ICAA Vancouver application is now closed. The 2021 application will be available in June 2021.
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 students’ 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%.
Thanks to the generosity of external donors and UBC faculties, the University is able to offer many awards to undergraduate students after their first year of study. These may be awarded in the form of scholarships, prizes, fellowships and other awards.
Individual faculties are responsible for recommending their students for these awards. They base their recommendations on a range of factors, such as academic achievement, leadership, UBC involvement, and participation on varsity athletic teams.
Receiving an award means that you'll be required to submit a T4A form at tax time.
If you haven’t yet, apply for your SIN or your ITN as early as you can. Note that applying for the ITN can take up to two months.
International Student Guide
Find everything you need to know about life as an international student at UBC's Vancouver campus.
If you have questions
For scholarship, award, and bursary inquiries, contact your Enrolment Services Advisor directly. If you do not have an assigned advisor, they are still available to help.
International Student Advising is ready to support you on questions related to immigration, health insurance, and life as an international student in Canada.