International student awards

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Scholarship for International Students

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) Scholarships are awarded to continuing international undergraduate students entering second, third, or fourth year at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Scholarships are based on academic achievement in the previous year and are awarded in the following levels:

Average Award
90% or greater $1,000
80% to 89.99% $500

Eligibility

Students are eligible for the award in the upcoming Winter Session if they were registered in at least 80% of a full-time course load for their program in each term of the previous Winter Session. Students must also be registered in a minimum 24 credits in the current Winter Session to be remain eligible (minimum 12 credits per term).

  • Note: 24 credits is the minimum requirement to keep the award in the current Winter Sssion only. In order to earn the DVC award in subsequent years, students must remain registered in 80% of a full-time course load in every session.
  • Students with a failed course in their previous Winter Session are not eligible.
  • Audited, wait-listed, and summer courses do not count toward credit requirements and are not used in the calculation of GPA.
  • GPA is calculated using the sessional average (grades from all eligible credits).
  • Students in the Faculty of Education are not eligible for this scholarship but continue to be eligible for faculty-recommended scholarships.

*Award appeals will be accepted until October 30th of each Winter Session

How do I receive my award?

  • You do not need to apply for this award. All eligible continuing international students are automatically considered for the DVC Scholarship for international students.
  • You will be notified by email of your eligibility.
  • The award will be applied directly to your tuition and fees account.
  • Full award and installment details will be available through the Student Service Centre.

What if I’m on exchange?

Students on exchange who earned a DVC scholarship in the previous academic session will receive their scholarship during their exchange year, provided they are registered in a minimum 12 credits in their non-exchange term. Students on a year exchange are considered to be full-time for both terms and will receive their DVC award in one or two installments depending on the level of their award. To be considered for a DVC Scholarship when you return from your exchange, you must submit your transcript to Student Services by September 30. You will not automatically be considered for this award during your exchange year.

Dr. Spiro Yannacopoulos International Engineering Student Memorial Award

Awards of up to $10,000 each are offered to continuing international undergraduate students in the School of Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus. This award is offered in the memory of Dr. Spiro Yannacopoulos and his 10 years of service to the School on Engineering on UBC’s Okanagan campus. International students selected for these awards must have completed 30 credits towards their bachelor degree or be entering the second year of their program. Students must demonstrate strong academic achievement and engagement in their faculty, as well as the potential to make a scholarly contribution within their chosen field of study. The scholarships are awarded on the recommendation of the School of Engineering within the Faculty of Applied Science.

Application

This is a faculty-recommended award and does not require an application. Eligible students will be automatically considered for the award each year.

How will I know if I have been offered an award?

If you are offered an award, we will email you with information on how to accept your offer. We will also update your Student Service Centre account, under Finances > Awards & Financial Assistance.

International Community Achievement Award

Awards of $5,000 each are offered by the International Student Initiative (ISI) to continuing international students at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus who have demonstrated leadership in one or more of the following areas: community service, cross-cultural relations, promotion of diversity, intellectual pursuits, and artistic or athletic endeavours. The award is made on the recommendation of Student Development in consultation with the International Student Initiative and Faculties at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus.

Eligibility

Candidates for the award must demonstrate the following criteria:

  • Must be an international undergraduate student who will be returning to the UBC’s Okanagan Campus in the following winter session
  • Must be registered in a minimum of 24 credits
  • Must be academically strong (Minimum 75% GPA in their top 24 credits, with no failed courses)
  • Must demonstrate ability in one or more of the following areas: artistic endeavours, community service, athletic pursuits, original intellectual work, cross cultural relations, promotion of diversity, or other campus activities

Application

​For the application form, visit the International Programs & Services website.

You can also read about previous years’ recipients and their involvement on campus.

Deadline

For application deadline, refer to the application form.

International Student Faculty Award (Okanagan)

Awards of up to $10,000 each are offered to continuing international undergraduate students at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus. International students selected for these awards must have completed 30 credits towards their bachelor degree or be entering the second year of their program. Students must demonstrate strong academic achievement and engagement in their faculty, as well as the potential to make a scholarly contribution within their chosen field of study. The scholarships are made on the recommendation of the faculty in which the student is registered.

​Application

This is a faculty-recommended award and does not require an application. Eligible students will be automatically considered for the award each year.

How will I know if I have been offered an award?

If you are offered an award, we will email you with information on how to accept your offer. We will also update your Student Service Centre account, under Finances > Awards & Financial Assistance.