Awards for international students

Are you an outstanding international undergraduate student on UBC's Vancouver campus? You may be eligible to apply for an award.

Entrance awards

If you are an international student who is new to UBC, visit for a comprehensive list of scholarships, awards and other financial support available to you.

Go to

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 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%.

Go to Trek Excellence Scholarship

Tax information

Contact Enrolment Services

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:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your name
  3. Your citizenship(s)
  4. All permit and visa expiration dates (if applicable)
  5. Currently in Canada (YES or NO)
  6. If you request specific assistance, please provide detailed information including applicable documents, such as a rejection letter
UBC Life Building
1200-6138 Student Union Blvd.
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1


9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm