University of British Columbia International Tuition Awards for Master of Science in Forestry Students (Study in Canada)

Master of Science in Forestry (MSc)

Course(s) Offered: Agriculture and Forestry
Course Level: Graduate (MSc, MASc)
Provider: University of British Columbia
Country to Study in: Canada

Scholarship Description
International Tuition Awards (ITA) assist international graduate students with their tuition fees if they are registered full-time in research-oriented master’s and doctoral programs. If you are eligible, you can apply it towards your Master of Science in Forestry (MSc) programme.

UBC Forestry offers a research (thesis) -based Master's program within a Science (MSc) or an Applied Science (MASc) credential. Thesis Master's students receive training in research techniques, and also make contributions in their own right to the body of knowledge. The type of work undertaken by an MSc or MASc student tends to be focused, looking at a specific problem, and is generally completed within 2-3 years.

In addition to being part of the Faculty of Forestry, MSc and MASc students are also considered members of one of our three Faculty departments, based on their supervisor’s affiliation.

Admission to the Master of Science (MSc) program requires an academic background in science, applied science, agricultural sciences, social science or forestry. Admission to the Master of Applied Science (MASc) program requires an academic background in applied science or engineering.

Criteria for International Tuition Award (ITA):
Students are eligible for the International Tuition Award if they meet the following criteria:
  • Students must hold a valid Student Authorization (Study Permit)
  • Students must be registered full-time in one of the eligible graduate programs, like the thesis-based MSc or MASc in Forestry. 
  • Students who receive external funding (e.g., their home government, Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship, or other funding agencies like CIDA, WUSC, DAAD, CONACYT, CONICYT, NSF, etc.) for their tuition which is equal to or higher than the value of the International Tuition Award are not eligible.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country

Participating Institutions
Faculty of Forestry, Graduate School, University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada

Fields of study
Research (thesis) -based Master's program in Forestry. Note this is DIFFERENT from a course-based Master programs (MF, MIF, MSFM, MGEM)

Number of awards
We have approximately 85-95 thesis-based master’s students in any given year, which is about 30% of our total Forestry graduate student population

Sponsorship duration
The scholarship is paid in 3 equal instalments - one at the beginning of each term. September and January instalments are assigned in late August each year. May instalment is assigned in late April each year

Scholarship benefits
The Faculty of Forestry offers excellent courses and cutting edge research across a spectrum of disciplines related to forestry, and opportunities for interdisciplinary learning. Graduate students work with leading scientists in state-of-the-art facilities within the Forest Sciences Centre and at any of two research forests.

Method of Application
COURSE APPLICATION: See course overview here.
For applicants with Canadian or USA credentials, we require the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall average in the B+ range in third- and fourth-year courses (i.e. at UBC, courses numbered 300-499). Please be sure to read full details about minimum admission requirements for master’s degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
For applicants with International credentials, we require an academic degree and GPA as detailed by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies International Evaluation Manual.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: Students do not need to apply for the International Tuition Awards, as all international students who are eligible are automatically considered for this scholarship. Awards are assigned on the Student Information System, and, once assigned, can be viewed by logging onto the Student Service Centre. Students must verify that they meet the eligibility requirements accepting the scholarship online, via the Student Service Centre.

It is important to explore the Master of Science / Master of Applied Science website, and also visit ITA scholarship webpage (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply

Application deadlines for the research (thesis) -based Master's in Forestry program are November 15 for the Summer Term (May), March 15 for the Fall Term (September) and July 15 for the Winter Term (January).

Students who have not been assigned the International Tuition Award by the start of the term and believe themselves to be eligible should contact the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (all emails should include your student number)

The University of British Columbia is a public research university with campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna, British Columbia. Established in 1908, UBC is British Columbia's oldest institution of higher learning. The university is ranked among top 20 public university worldwide and top two in Canada.

Application Deadline: 15 Nov 2018 || 15 Mar 2019
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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