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
Please download the application and read the complete instructions on the form. You'll need your referees to complete their own sections of the application as well. All sections must be emailed to email@example.com by the deadline.
The deadline for this award is September 30, 2020.
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.
Contact Enrolment Services
Enrolment Services Advisors
Contact International Student Advising
International Student Advising
Talk to an advisor
International Student Advisors are Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) or Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs) who can help.
When emailing us, include the following information in the email:
- Your student number in the subject line
- Your name
- Your citizenship(s)
- All permit and visa expiration dates (if applicable)
- Currently in Canada (YES or NO)
- If you request specific assistance, please provide detailed information including applicable documents, such as a rejection letter