Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Undergraduate (bachelors, post-secondary)
Provider: University of British Columbia
Country to Study in: Canada
The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, attracts and provides Bachelors degree to talented secondary and post-secondary students from around the world.
UBC honours the achievements of incoming undergraduate international students through the provision of the need-based International Leader of Tomorrow (ILOT) Scholarship Program.
The International Leader of Tomorrow Award recognizes international undergraduate students who demonstrate superior academic achievement, leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, recognized achievement in fields of endeavour such as the performing arts, sports, debating or creative writing, or external academic competitions and examinations.
You must be an international student entering a UBC undergraduate program directly from secondary school or transferring from college/university, and you must be eligible to study in Canada on a Canadian study permit.
Award candidates must be nominated by the high school they are currently attending, recently graduated from, or the college/university they are transferring from. To be considered for an ILOT Award you must:
- be applying for their first undergraduate degree
- be entering a UBC undergraduate degree program from a recognized secondary school, college or other university
- be admissible to the first choice program you are applying to, including meeting UBC’s English Language Admission Standard
- have an excellent academic record (at least an “A” average or equivalent standard)
- be an international student, who is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident of Canada, and who will be studying in Canada on a Canadian Study Permit (visa)
- demonstrate a level of financial need that would otherwise prevent you from pursuing a UBC degree.
Citizens of ALL countries (secondary and post-secondary students)
University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada
Fields of study
All field that are undergraduate degree level courses offered by UBC
Number of awards
Not specified by provider - but several will be given
The award can be renewed for up to three (3) additional years of undergraduate study, or to degree completion, whichever is less, provided the student achieves satisfactory academic standing in their faculty, continues to demonstrate financial need, and continues to hold a valid Canadian study permit (visa).
The value of awards is commensurate with demonstrated financial need, and includes costs of tuition for the relevant program of study, fees and living costs, minus the financial contribution the student and their family can make annually towards these costs
Method of Application
Award candidates must be nominated by their current school or college/university. UBC does not send packages directly to students. If you wish to be considered for an award, speak to your counsellor who can request a nomination package from UBC.
Nominees must also complete the online application for academic admission into UBC.
Nomination packages must be postmarked by December 1, 2016. Nominees must also complete the online application for academic admission to UBC by December 1, 2016 and meet the UBC English Language Admission Requirement by January 31, 2017.
Although applicants to UBC can specify two program choices in their application for admission, an ILOT Award nomination will be considered only in relation to the nominee's first choice program. Early application is encouraged, to ensure an application decision can be made in time for nomination consideration.
Application Deadline: 1 December 2016
Open to International students: Yes
More Scholarship Information and Application
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