University of British Columbia Donald Wehrung International Student Award in Canada for Undergraduate Students
Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award
Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Undergraduate
Country to Study in: Canada
The University of British Columbia (UBC) grants the Donald Wehrung International Student Award to non-Canadian international students for undergraduate study at UBC’s Vancouver or Okanagan campus.
The Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award is available to outstanding international undergraduate students from impoverished or war-torn areas, who have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances and who would be unable to pursue post-secondary education without financial help.
Nominations will be accepted from secondary schools, recognized international development agencies and their affiliates, registered local or international charitable and not-for-profit organizations.
A school or organization may nominate one student for UBC’s Donald Wehrung International Student Award for undergraduate study at UBC’s Vancouver or Okanagan campus.
To be eligible for consideration for the Donald Wehrung International Student Award, the nominee must 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)
- from a war-torn or politically unstable part of the world, and/or from an economically disadvantaged part of the world, and has achieved academic excellence under hard circumstances, with no financial assistance from family or other sources to pursue post-secondary education, either in their own country because it is not available or unattainable, or outside their country because it is beyond their means
- graduating or recently graduated from a recognized senior secondary school; applying for their first undergraduate degree;
- able to show superior academic achievement (at least an ‘A’ average or equivalent standard) and leadership potential
If a school nominates one student for the Donald Wehrung International Student Award, a non-profit organization may NOT nominate another student from that same school for this award.
Citizens of ALL countries (EXCEPT Canada)
The University of British Columbia (UBC); Vancouver or Okanagan campus; Canada.
Nominations will be consideres from secondary schools, recognized international development agencies and their affiliates, registered local or international charitable and not-for-profit organizations.
Fields of study
Any undergraduate level course offered at the UBC
Number of awards
Not specified by UBC
Renewable for up to three additional years of undergraduate study, or to degree completion, whichever is less, given the recipient achieves satisfactory academic standing in their faculty, continues to show financial need, and maintains their Canadian Study Permit (visa).
The value of awards is commensurate with showing financial need, and sufficient to cover tuition costs for the relevant program of study, and living expenses.
How to Apply
Secondary schools and recognized international, community-based, and non-governmental organizations may nominate candidates through the nomination form, found on the official webpage. Download the Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award Nomination Package(PDF) to nominate a student for this award.
Early application is recommended, to ensure an application decision can be made in time for nomination consideration.
It is important to visit the official website for complete information on this award.
Nomination packages must be postmarked by December 1, 2016. Nominees must also complete the online application for academic admission to UBC by December 1, 2016and 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 award nomination will be considered only in relation to the nominee’s first choice program.
Application Deadline: 1 December 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes