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University of British Columbia Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security for International Students in Canada for 2023/2024

Outstanding foreign students are invited to apply for the Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security, which is sponsored by the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. For the academic year 2023–2024, the award is available. The financing initiative seeks to assist both domestic and foreign students who wish to pursue a master’s or doctorate at UBC in Canada.

About the University of British Columbia

Why should one enroll at the University of British Columbia? The University of British Columbia (UBC) provides students with a stunning environment in which to learn by allowing them to select their coursework based on the subject areas that most interest them and by offering a wide range of educational service services.

A public research institution in British Columbia, the University of British Columbia (UBC) has campuses in Kelowna and close to Vancouver. The oldest university in British Columbia was founded in 1908. The university is one of Canada’s top three institutions of higher learning. UBC sponsors more than 8,000 projects annually with a research budget of $759 million.


About 10 kilometers (6 miles) west of Vancouver’s downtown, the University Endowment Lands border the Vancouver campus. The world’s biggest cyclotron is housed in TRIUMF, the national particle and nuclear physics laboratory of Canada, which is located at UBC. The Max Planck Society and UBC collaborated to create the first Max Planck Institute in North America, focusing on quantum materials, in addition to the Stuart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute and Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. The UBC Library system contains about 10 million books spread over its 21 locations, making it one of the biggest research libraries in Canada. In 2005, Kelowna, British Columbia, became the new home of the Okanagan campus.

Multiple post-secondary rankings have included the University of British Columbia. The institution received the second-best score in Canada and the 44th-best overall rating in the 2022 Academic Rating of World Universities. The University came in at number 47 overall and third in Canada in the 2023 QS World University Rankings. The University came in second in Canada and at number 40 overall in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The institution was second in Canada and 35th overall in the 2022–23 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Institution Ranking. In its 2023 reputation survey and category rankings for Canadian medical doctoral universities, the Canadian-based Maclean’s magazine placed the University of British Columbia third.

Benefits of Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security

For the academic year 2023-2024, the University of British Columbia will give local and foreign students a minimum of $1,000 to $1,500.

Eligibility for Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security

  1. All nationalities are eligible.
  2. Acceptable Courses or Subjects: Master and Ph.D. programs in global security and nuclear disarmament.
  3. Acceptable Standards: Application requirements for the Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security include:
  • be enrolled in a Ph.D. or Master’s program.

Application Procedure

  • You should apply for admission to the University of British Columbia’s Master’s and Doctoral degree programs if you wish to participate in the Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security program. Candidates will be considered for the scholarship after registering.
  • Supporting Documents: Candidates are required to provide two business reference letters as well as a one-page overview of their engagement in business and leadership philosophy.
  • Admission Requirements: Before applying for admission, applicants must confirm the program’s entry requirements.
  • Language Requirement: To be admitted to a university, applicants from outside their native country frequently need to fulfill strict English language requirements.

Click here to apply for the scholarship.

Deadline for Application: 30 June 2023

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