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Awards for international students
If you are an international student who is new to UBC, visit you.ubc.ca for a comprehensive list of scholarships, awards and other financial support available to you.
International Community Achievement Awards
Awards of $5000 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.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible, you must:
be a continuing international student on UBC's Vancouver campus
be studying on a Canadian study permit and be paying international undergraduate tuition and fees
have been registered for the previous Winter session
be registered for the current Winter session
How to apply
Download the application and read the complete instructions on the form. You will need your referees to complete their own sections of the application as well. All sections must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline.
The deadline for this award is September 30, 2019.
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 27 percentage-graded credits, as per Senate Award regulations.
International students 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. Make sure your Social Insurance Number (SIN) or Individual Tax Number (ITN) is updated on the Student Service Centre (SSC) as soon as possible so that we can process your T4A form. Applying for the ITN can take up to two months, so apply early.
Contact Enrolment Services
Enrolment Services Advisors
Contact International Student Development
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