University of British Columbia – List of Merit-based awards for international students 2019

University of British Columbia - List of Merit-based awards for international students 2019University of British Columbia (UBC) recognizes the academic achievement of outstanding students from around the world by devoting more than $20 million annually to awards, scholarships, and other forms of financial support for international undergraduate students. UBC invites international students to apply for the Merit based awards for the 2019-2020 academic year.

As soon as you receive an offer of admission to UBC, you’ll automatically be considered for these merit-based awards. Consideration is based on your demonstrated academic achievement and your extracurricular involvement.

Below is the List of Merit-based awards for international students in 2019


1.International Major Entrance Scholarship

About the award : International Major Entrance Scholarships (IMES) are awarded to exceptional international students entering undergraduate programs at UBC. Students receive their IMES when they enter their first year at UBC, and the scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years of study. The number and level of these scholarships awarded each year vary, depending on available funding.

Eligibility criteria

To be considered for the IMES, you must:

  • Be new to UBC, entering directly from secondary school or post-secondary (university or college).
  • Be an international student who will be studying at UBC on a Canadian study permit (student visa). (Changes to your citizenship status will affect your IMES eligibility.)
  • Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and intellectual promise, as well as impressive extracurricular and community involvement.
  • Not be nominated for a need-and-merit-based International Scholars award.
  • Apply to UBC by January 15.

Application process

If you apply to UBC by January 15, you will be automatically considered for the IMES.

Please note : You will be considered for this scholarship shortly after you receive an offer of admission to UBC.

Scholarship decisions : February 2019.

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 2. Outstanding International Student Award

The Outstanding International Student (OIS) Award is a one-time, merit-based entrance scholarship awarded to qualified students when they are offered admission to UBC. Students selected for this award show strength academically and display involvement outside of the classroom. 

Eligibility criteria

To be considered for an OIS Award, you must:

  • Be new to UBC, entering directly from secondary school or post-secondary (university or college).
  • Be an international student studying at UBC on a Canadian study permit (student visa). (Changes to your citizenship status will affect your scholarship eligibility.)
  • Demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and strong extracurricular involvement.
  • Not be nominated for a need-and-merit-based International Scholarsaward.
  • Apply to UBC by January 15.

Application process

If you apply to UBC by January 15, you will be automatically considered for the OIS Award.

Please note: You will be considered for this scholarship shortly after you receive an offer of admission to UBC.

Scholarship decisions : February 2019


For more information,please visit UBC Merit-based awards for international students

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