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University of British Columbia International Scholarship 2024-25

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Scholarship Description

University of British Columbia International Scholarship is an award program put together to recognizes the academic achievement of outstanding students from around the world by devoting more than $30 million annually to awards, scholarships, and other forms of financial support for international undergraduate students.

The International Major Entrance Scholarships is part of the International Scholars Program whose aim is to bring the world some of the world’s brightest young undergraduate to study at the UBC.

Outstanding international students enrolled in UBC’s undergraduate programs are given the opportunity to apply for International Major Entrance Scholarships (IMES). When a student enrolls in UBC for the first time, they receive their IMES, which they can keep for up to three more years of study. Depending on the amount of money available, different scholarships are given out each year in different amounts.

The value of IMES awards for the 2024–2025 academic year is $20,000.

Scholarship Level


Scholarship Benefits

  • Applicants get a share of more than $30 million devoted annually to awards, scholarships, and other forms of financial support for international undergraduate students.
  • Applicants gets to join a community of engaged and supportive young leaders who enrich UBC with their divers perspectives, involvement and innovation.
  • Successful applicants gets the opportunity to study at the top 40 Universities and North America’s most international university with the chance to grow, connect, research and innovate.

Opportunity Type

Scholarships and Fellowships

Eligible Nationality

All Nationalities


For any applicants to be considered for this award, he/she must:

  • Be new to UBC, entering directly from secondary school.
  • Be an international student who will be studying at UBC on a Canadian study permit (student visa). (Changes to your citizenship status will affect your IMES eligibility.)
  • Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and intellectual promise, as well as impressive extracurricular and community involvement.
  • Not be nominated for a need-and-merit-based International Scholars award.

Application Deadline

January 14th, 2024

Application Procedure

If you apply to UBC by January 14, you will be automatically considered for the International Major Entrance Scholarship.

Visit the official website for more details on how to apply.

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