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University of British Columbia UBC International Major Entrance Scholarship for International Students, Canada 2024

Application is now open for the University of British Columbia UBC International Major Entrance Scholarship. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About the University of British Columbia and Scholarship

The University of British Columbia (UBC) stands as a distinguished public research institution with campuses near Vancouver and Kelowna, making it the oldest university in British Columbia since its establishment in 1908. UBC boasts an impressive annual research budget of $759 million, supporting over 8,000 projects annually.

Situated approximately 10 km west of downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver campus finds itself adjacent to the University Endowment Lands. Noteworthy facilities include TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, housing the world’s largest cyclotron. Collaborating with the Max Planck Society, UBC established the first Max Planck Institute in North America, specializing in quantum materials, alongside notable institutes like the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and the Stuart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute.


The UBC Library system, one of Canada’s largest, encompasses 21 branches and over 10 million volumes. In 2005, UBC expanded its footprint with the acquisition of the Okanagan campus in Kelowna, British Columbia.

UBC’s commitment to sustainability is underscored by its high ranking in the Corporate Knights school rankings, particularly in the integration of sustainability into the learning experience. The university offers a broad perspective on sustainability, encompassing both environmental and social concerns. In 2011, UBC achieved second place in the category of top 5 teaching programs. Notably, the law school secured the fifth position among Canadian law schools, while the Sauder School of Business earned the fourth spot for its MBA programs and the 11th position for its undergraduate business program.

The university’s global standing is reinforced by its consistent placement in various rankings. In the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities, UBC claimed the 44th spot globally and second in Canada. The 2024 QS World University Rankings positioned UBC at 34th globally and third in Canada, while the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked the university 41st worldwide and second in Canada.

UBC actively encourages applications from highly qualified international undergraduate students for the International Major Entrance Scholarship (IMES). These scholarships are awarded to outstanding international students entering UBC’s undergraduate programs. Recipients receive their IMES upon entering their first year and have the opportunity to renew the scholarship for up to three additional years, contingent on available funding.

Details about the University of British Columbia UBC International Major Entrance Scholarship:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of British Columbia, Canada

Scholarship Value: Not Stated

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): University of British Columbia, Canada

Eligibility Criteria for University of British Columbia UBC International Major Entrance Scholarship

Applicants are advised to meet the following requirements to be qualified for the University of British Columbia UBC International Major Entrance Scholarship:

  • Candidates have to be freshmen, coming straight out of high school to enroll at UBC.
  • Possess a Canadian study permit (student visa) and be an international student attending UBC. (Any modifications to your citizenship status will impact your eligibility for IMES.)
  • Exhibit outstanding intellectual potential and academic accomplishment in addition to noteworthy extracurricular and community commitment.
  • Not be considered for a merit-and-needs-based International Scholars.

Application Process for University of British Columbia UBC International Major Entrance Scholarship

Those who are interested in applying for the UBC International Major Entrance Scholarship for International Students should be aware that they will be automatically considered for the IMES if they apply to UBC before January 15.

Shortly after receiving an admissions offer from UBC, applicants will have their chances to win this award evaluated. Every year, scholarship selections are determined between the middle of March and the end of April. You can visit the official website for further details.

The Submission Deadline is: January 15, 2024

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