Awards and scholarships

Over $1 million in scholarships and awards will be awarded this year to UBC students participating in international learning programs through Go Global.

While you're learning abroad, you remain a UBC student and are eligible for UBC awards, scholarships, and financial assistance. This includes student loans (exchange students only), affiliation scholarships, and faculty- or department-specific awards.

Internal Awards

International learning awards can support your participation in a Go Global program. You will automatically be considered for some of these awards while others require an application. **Please refer to Deadlines for application closing dates**

Students who are eligible for awards (see specific criteria below) may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. Students are always offered the highest-value award that they are eligible for.

Awards values noted below are from the prior year; actual values are subject to change.

Award Value 
Eligibility/Programs 
 Deadline
Go Global Award
Up to $1000/term
All Go Global Exchange and Research Abroad
Automatically considered with program application
Go Global Scholarship
Up to $1500/term
Awarded to undergraduate students with the highest average participating in a Go Global Exchange or Research Abroad program
Automatically considered with program application
Go Global Research Program Awards 
Up to $2000/term All students participating in a Go Global Research Abroad Activity Automatically considered with program application 
Go Global Global Seminar Program Award
$1000
All Go Global Global Seminar Programs
Automatically considered with program application
Go Global Student-Initiated International Internship Award
Up to $2500/term  UBC Okanagan students pursuing international internships

Ongoing

Please see here for the application document

Choquette Family Foundation Student Mobility Award
 $10,000

The Choquette Family Foundation offers awards totaling $100,000 for undergraduate and graduate UBC students participating in a Go Global program. The intention of these awards is to support academically strong students who are interested in participating in an international experience but could not do so without financial assistance.

Value: $10,000 (10 awards available)

Eligibility: 

  • Full-year exchange or research abroad programs outside of Canada (excluding Quebec) and the US.
  • The international program must be at least eight months in duration.
  • Available only to students with demonstrated financial need. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • You must have an average of at least 70% on your best 24 credits in the Winter Session before your exchange (with no failed or incomplete courses). If you were on a co-op work term, you must have at least 70% on your best 12 credits in the other term.

You will also be required to submit a reference letter. Please use this template. Please submit your reference form online here and drop off your sealed reference letter with Go Global in UNC 207. 

Applications are now open for the 2018/19 academic year.

To complete the application, please logon to Gateway.

Please log on to the system and select the “scholarships” tab. You should be able to select the Choquette Scholarship from the list.

The deadline to apply is April 30, 2018 @ 4:00 PM.

One World International Scholarship
 $1000 - $10,000

Eligibility:

  • You must have been nominated to participate in a Go Global study exchange in the Winter Session.
  • You must achieve at least 75% on 27 credits (with no failed or missing marks) in the Winter Session prior to your exchange (or 13.5 credits if you were participating in co-op for one of the terms.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and have been a resident of BC for at least the past 12 months.
  • You must be participating in a Go Global exchange outside of Canada and the US and not in a country from which you immigrated in the past 10 years.
  • You must meet the criteria identified on the One World International Scholarship application.

Required form

The Premier’s and One World scholarshipslinks to external site are two separate applications. Students must fill out a separate Premier’s application (similar to but distinct from the One World application) in addition to a One World application if they wish to be considered for both.

You should submit the One World application package to UBC via our secure upload link, and submit the Premier’s application directly to the IKB Scholarship Society office by April 30.

Each application requires separate references. If you are using the same referrers for both, you should ask for two copies of the letters. If you are unable to obtain multiple copies, you can photocopy the references yourself as we will accept references even if they’re not in sealed envelopes.

This award was created by the Province of BC and the Irving K Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society to expand educational opportunities for students at post-secondary institutions across BC.

 

Applications are now open for the 2018/19 academic year.

The deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.

For more information, please see here

Killam American Fund Student Mobility Award
$2100

Full-time incoming and outgoing undergraduate Exchange students (US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents)

Eligibility: 

  • You must be nominated to attend a US partner university by Go Global.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • You must have at least 75% in the Winter Session before your exchange (and no failed, standing deferred, or incomplete courses).
  • You must be registered for at least 27 credits in the Winter Session. If you are on a co-op work term for one of the terms in the Winter Session, you must be registered for at least 13.5 credits in the other term.
Automatically considered with program application
UBC-NUS Lee Foundation Student Mobility Award
$2500 (varies each year)

Eligibility: 

  • You must be nominated for a Go Global program to the National University of Singapore
  • You must have completed at least 18 credits in the year prior to your exchange with an average of at least 70% with no failed or incomplete courses.
Automatically considered with program application
Samson Sum Award - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Award $2000 (one award available)

Eligibility: 

  • You must have been nominated to participate in a Go Global program at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
  • You must have at least 75% in the Winter Session before your exchange (and no failed, standing deferred, or incomplete courses).
  • You must be registered for at least 27 credits in the Winter Session. If you are on a co-op work term for one of the terms in the Winter Session, you must be registered for at least 13.5 credits in the other term.

Automatically considered with program application
Graduate Student International Research Mobility Award $1855 Full-time UBC and partner university graduate students February, June, and October
Gary & Consuelo Corbett Canada - US Fellowship Program
$6000

Eligibility: Students applying to attend the University of Washington for exchange. 

  • You must be an undergraduate student in good standing at UBC whose educational goals would be well served by a year of study at The University of Washington, Seattle. 
  • You must hold Canadian citizenship or P.R. and have attended high school in the lower mainland. This is a cash award of $6,000 (U.S.) to help defray the additional travel costs and living expenses. Under the UW-UBC exchange agreement, UBC students pay regular UBC tuition, plus miscellaneous fees, to study at the University of Washington.

Applications for 2018/19 are now open.

You can apply directly to the award, the successful candidate will be guaranteed an exchange at the University of Washington. To apply for the award: Check the complete eligibility requirements for exchange log on to Gateway

Click on the “Search Experiences” tab. Search “Corbett” in the “Keywords” section. This will bring up the application. Select Term 2 as the term you wish to be abroad and complete your application.

Foreign Government Awards - France
€1060
Must be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident in Canada
Must not be a resident in the province of Quebec at the time of application
Must have an undergraduate degree
Must not be a French National residing in Canada

Currently closed 


UBC and University of Warwick International Learning Award

$5000 for UBC students to Warwick

$5000 for Warwick students to UBC

Eligibility:

  • Available to undergraduate and graduate students in History, Political Science, Math, Creative and Performing Arts, or English.
  • Students will be required to provide a statement on application for exchange or research abroad that indicates how their proposed studies will advance their understanding of Anglo-Canadian relations.
  • Open to UBC students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada; open to Warwick students who are British citizens.
  • Undergraduate students have an average of at least 70% on your best 24 credits in the Winter Session before your exchange (with no failed or incomplete courses). Undergraduate students who have been on a co-op work term in this session, must have at least 70% on your best 12 credits in the other term.
  • Graduate students must be in good standing with their program and have the support of their program to participate in the exchange or research placement.

Applications for the 2018/19 academic year are now open.

Deadline: Applications are due on April 30, 2018 @ 4:00 PM​

To complete the application, please logon to Gateway.

Please log on to the system and select the “scholarships” tab. You should be able to select the Warwick Scholarship from the list.

 

Receiving your scholarship

Student will be notified by email when they have received an award (which typically coincides with the beginning of the exchange term). To receive the award, login to your SSC account and accept the award.  The award will be placed towards any tuition owing. If you are not owing any tuition, and have set up direct deposit banking, the award will then be directly deposited to your personal bank account. If you have not set up direct deposit, the award will be made available to you via cheque. The cheque may be forwarded to your home address - for this to happen, please contact sis.ubco@ubc.ca or (250) 807-9100. 

Please note: Students are only eligible for one award via Go Global, and will automatically receive the higher valued award. For example, if you receive the Choquette ($10,000) award, you will not receive the Go Global award ($1000).  

Ensuring future scholarships eligibility

If you are currently in receipt of a UBC scholarship and want to be considered for scholarships following your Exchange, you will need to meet the following requirements: 

  • Return to full-time studies after your Exchange
  • Meet the applicable regulations governing University awards
  • For Trek Excellence Scholarships and scholarship renewals
  • For awards recommended by faculties
    • Before you leave, meet with your faculty to confirm your faculty’s requirements

External Awards

Awards Descriptions:

Go Global Award

Value: Up to $1,000 per term 

Eligibility: All students nominated for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Group Study programs will be considered for awards. A separate application is not required. If you meet the eligibility criteria, then you will be notified of your award after nomination to the program.

To be eligible for the award, you must have an average of at least 70% on your best 18 credits in the Winter Session before your exchange (with no failed or incomplete courses). For example, if you are going on exchange in the Winter 2018 session (in Term 1, Term 2, or for the full year), then your eligibility will be determined by your average and credits in the Winter 2017 session. If you were on a co-op work term, you must have at least 70% on your best 9 credits in the other term.

Graduate students that are full-time and in good standing with their program are also eligible for the Go Global Award.

Go Global Scholarship

Value: Up to $1500 per term

Eligibility: All undergraduate students nominated for exchange or research abroad will be considered for awards.  A separate application is not required.  The scholarship will be given on a competitive basis to those with the highest averages (minimum 75%) on their best 27 credits in the Winter Session before the exchange (with no failed or incomplete courses). For example, if you are going on exchange in the Winter 2018 session (in Term 1, Term 2, or for the full year), then your eligibility will be determined by your average and credits in the Winter 2017 session. If you were on a co-op work term, then you must have at least 13.5 credits in the other term.

Go Global International Research Abroad Program Award

Value: Up to $2000 per term

Eligibility: All undergraduate students nominated for exchange or research abroad will be considered for awards.  A separate application is not required. If you meet the eligibility criteria, then you will be notified of your award after nomination to the program. To be eligible for the award, you must have an average of at least 70% on your best 24 credits in the Winter Session before your exchange (with no failed or incomplete courses). If you were on a co-op work term, you must have at least 70% on your best 12 credits in the other term.

Graduate students that are full-time and in good standing with their program with no outstanding or failed grades are also eligible for the Go Global Award. 

Go Global Global Seminar Award

Value: $1000

Eligibility: All students accepted into Global Seminar programs will be considered for the Global Seminar Award. A separate application is not required.  To be eligible, you must successfully achieve 70% on your best 9 credits of Term 1 (with no failed or incomplete courses).  For programs running outside of the Summer session, eligibility is determined based on performance in the Term 2 preceding the Global Seminar. 

Graduate students that are full-time and in good standing with their program with no outstanding or failed grades are also eligible for the Go Global Award.

** This is different from other Go Global programs, due to the Award being paid out before the Summer Session in which you will go on your Global Seminar **

Go Global Student-Initiated International Internship Award - Open to Okanagan students only

Value: $2500

Eligibility:The Go Global International Internship Awards support UBC Okanagan students undertaking international internships where the experience will add significant value to their academic studies and career development.  Internships formally integrate academic learning with career development through work experience and help students to expand their knowledge, skills, and professional network.

These awards are administered by Go Global as part of the International Learning Awards, and are intended to help off-set the travel and living costs associated with undertaking an internship abroad.  

For 2017/18, up to four awards of $2500 are available on a competitive basis for internships taking place during the Winter Session (17W) or Summer Session (18S), beginning between September 2017 and August 2018. Students whose internships started just prior to September may also be considered.

Definition of an internship: For the purposes of the award, an internship is defined as a short-term (approx. 6 – 16 weeks) experience in a workplace setting that supports and enriches the student’s academic studies and career goals.  The internship may be part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid. The internship may include a combination of professional observation, training, business/program development tasks, and research.  

The internship may not be purely service-based, nor primarily academic research. The internship may not be part of a Faculty Co-op program. 

Preference will be given to students undertaking full-time (25 – 40 hours/week), unpaid internships.

Student Eligibility:

  • UBC Okanagan degree-seeking students returning to their studies in the term following the internship

  • 2nd, 3rd or 4th year undergraduate students in good standing

  • Minimum 70% average over the best 24 credits in the 2016-2017 Winter Session with no failed courses or pending grades

  • Have a confirmed internship outside of Canada that supports the student’s academic studies and career development

  • The student’s internship must meet the Definition of an Internship above

  • Internships may not be in a location subject to a Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) official travel warning (i.e. ‘avoid non-essential travel’ or ‘avoid all travel’). For more on travel restrictions see the UBC student safety abroad website at: http://safetyabroad.ubc.ca/.

  • Student must agree to take part in required pre-departure preparation offered by Go Global.

We encourage all students to contact the Go Global office prior to completing an application. Students must apply online by email to goglobal.okanagan@ubc.ca with the attached application. The application is ongoing throughout the year and are evaluated as they come in until the award money is exhausted for the year.

Choquette Family Foundation Student Mobility Award

Value: $10,000 (10 awards available)

The Choquette Family Foundation offers awards totaling $100,000 for undergraduate and graduate UBC students participating in a Go Global program. The intention of these awards is to support academically strong students who are interested in participating in an international experience but could not do so without financial assistance.

Eligibility:

  • Full-year exchange or research abroad programs outside of Canada (excluding Quebec) and the US.
  • The international program must be at least eight months in duration.
  • Available only to students with demonstrated financial need. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • You must have an average of at least 70% on your best 24 credits in the Winter Session before your exchange (with no failed or incomplete courses). If you were on a co-op work term, you must have at least 70% on your best 12 credits in the other term.
  • Required form: Choquette Personal Reference 2018-19

Deadline:

Applications are due on April 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm. To submit your application, please logon to your Gateway account, click on the scholarships tab, and search "Choquette". You may submit your application online. You will also be required to submit a reference letter (see above form). Please submit your reference form online here and drop off your sealed reference letter with Go Global in UNC 207.

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One World International Scholarship

This award was created by the Province of BC and the Irving K Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society to expand educational opportunities for students at post-secondary institutions across BC.

Value: $1,000 - $10,000

Eligibility: To be considered for this scholarship, you must have been nominated to participate in a Go Global study exchange in the Winter Session.

To be eligible:

  • You must achieve at least 75% on 27 credits (with no failed or missing marks) in the Winter Session prior to your exchange (or 13.5 credits if you were participating in co-op for one of the terms.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and have been a resident of BC for at least the past 12 months.
  • You must be participating in a Go Global exchange outside of Canada and the US and not in a country from which you immigrated in the past 10 years.
  • You must meet the criteria identified on the One World International Scholarship application.
  • Required Formlinks to external site to apply

The Premier’s and One World scholarshipslinks to external site are two separate applications. Students must fill out a separate Premier’s application (similar to but distinct from the One World application) in addition to a One World application if they wish to be considered for both.

You should submit the One World application package to UBC via our secure upload link, and submit the Premier’s application directly to the IKB Scholarship Society office by April 30.

Each application requires separate references. If you are using the same referrers for both, you should ask for two copies of the letters. If you are unable to obtain multiple copies, you can photocopy the references yourself as we will accept references even if they’re not in sealed envelopes.

This award was created by the Province of BC and the Irving K Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society to expand educational opportunities for students at post-secondary institutions across BC.

Deadline:

Applications for these awards are being accepted until April 30, 2018

Killam American Fund Student Mobility Award

This award has been endowed by the Constance Killam Trust and the Elizabeth Killam Rogers Trust for full-time undergraduate students who are participating in a recognized UBC exchange with a partner institution in the United States of America. The award is open to both incoming and outgoing exchange participants who are US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Value: $2,100

Eligibility: To be considered for this award, you must have been nominated to participate in a Go Global program to a US partner university.

To be eligible:

  • You must have at least 75% in the Winter Session before your exchange (and no failed, standing deferred, or incomplete courses).
  • You must be registered for at least 27 credits in the Winter Session. If you are on a co-op work term for one of the terms in the Winter Session, you must be registered for at least 13.5 credits in the other term.
  • You must be nominated to attend a US partner university by Go Global.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

UBC–NUS Lee Foundation Student Mobility Award

Thanks to a generous contribution from the Lee Foundation of Singapore, UBC students nominated for a Go Global program to the National University of Singapore are eligible for a UBC–NUS Lee Foundation Student Mobility Award. The amount of the award varies each year. This year the award is valued at SGD $2,500.

There is no application required for this award. All students meeting the requirements above who have been accepted to participate in a Go Global program will be considered. Only those students selected will be contacted.

Samson Sum Award – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Award

Value: $2,000

Eligibility: To be considered for this award, you must have been nominated to participate in a Go Global program at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

To be eligible:

  • You must have at least 75% in the Winter Session before your exchange (and no failed, standing deferred, or incomplete courses).
  • You must be registered for at least 27 credits in the Winter Session. If you are on a co-op work term for one of the terms in the Winter Session, you must be registered for at least 13.5 credits in the other term.

There is no application required for this award. All students meeting the requirements above, who have been accepted to participate in a Go Global program at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, will be considered. Only those students selected will be contacted. Conditional nominations for this award will be announced in late February.

Graduate Student International Research Mobility Award

In partnership with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and UBC’s Go Global program, the Office of the Vice-President, Research invites applications from UBC graduate students who wish to participate in a research abroad opportunity at a leading institution outside North America, and from UBC faculty who desire to host an overseas graduate research student at UBC. Visit the Office of the Vice President Research for details.

Students must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at UBC or at a university outside of North America at the time of application. Priority is given to PhD students.

Foreign Government Award-France

The Government of France, through the Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in Canada offers scholarships to increase the mobility of Canadian students and post-doctoral researchers to France. These scholarships are based on reciprocal agreements between the governments of France and Canada.

To be eligible, applicants:

  • must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada;
  • must not be a resident in the province of Quebec at the time of application;
  • must have an undergraduate degree; and
  • must not be a French national residing in Canada.

Please visit the award website for more information

UBC and University of Warwick International Learning Award

Value: $5,000 (2 awards available; one for outbound UBC student, one for inbound Warwick student)

Eligibility:

  • Available to undergraduate and graduate students in History, Political Science, Math, Creative and Performing Arts, or English.

  • Students will be required to provide a statement on application for exchange or research abroad that indicates how their proposed studies will advance their understanding of Anglo-Canadian relations.

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    Open to UBC students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada; open to Warwick students who are British citizens.

  • Undergraduate students have an average of at least 70% on your best 24 credits in the Winter Session before your exchange (with no failed or incomplete courses). Undergraduate students who have been on a co-op work term in this session, must have at least 70% on your best 12 credits in the other term.

  • Graduate students must be in good standing with their program and have the support of their program to participate in the exchange or research placement.

     

Deadline:

Applications are due on April 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm. To submit your application, please logon to your Gateway account, click on the scholarships tab, and search "Warwick". You may submit your application online.

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