International Leader of Tomorrow Award
Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Undergraduate (bachelors, post-secondary)
Provider: University of British Columbia
Country to Study in: Canada
The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, attracts and gives Bachelor’s degree to talented secondary and post-secondary students from all over the world.
UBC honors the achievements of incoming undergraduate international students through the provision of the need-based International Leader of Tomorrow (ILOT) Scholarship Program.
The International Leader of Tomorrow Award recognizes international undergraduate students who show superior academic achievement, leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, recognized achievement in fields of live such as the performing arts, sports, debating or creative writing, or external academic competitions and examinations.
You need to be an international student entering a UBC undergraduate program directly from secondary school or transferring from college/university, and you need to be eligible to study in Canada on a Canadian study permit.
Award candidates must be nominated by the high school they are currently enrolled in, recently graduated from, or the college/university they are transferring from. To be considered for an ILOT Award you must:
- be applying for their first undergraduate degree
- be entering a UBC undergraduate degree program from a recognized secondary school, college or other institution
- be admissible to the first choice programyou are applying to, inclusive of meeting UBC’s English Language Admission Standard
- have an excellent academic history (at least an “A” average or equivalent standard)
- 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)
- show a level of financial need that would otherwise stop you from pursuing a UBC degree.
Citizens of ALL countries (secondary and post-secondary students)
University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada
Fields of study
All areas that are undergraduate degree level courses offered by UBC
Number of awards
Not specific detail by provider – but many will be given
The award is renewable for up to three (3) additional years of undergraduate study, or to degree completion, whichever is less, given the student achieves satisfactory academic standing in their faculty, continues to show financial need, and continues to hold a valid Canadian study permit (visa).
The value of awards is commensurate with evident financial need, and includes costs of tuition for the relevant program of study, fees and living costs, excluding the financial contribution the student and their family can make annually towards these costs
Method of Application
Award candidates should be nominated by their current school or college/university. UBC does not send packages directly to students. If you want to be considered for an award, speak to your counselor who may request a nomination package from UBC.
Nominees must also complete the online application for academic admission into UBC.
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 mention two program choices in their application for admission, an ILOT Award nomination will be considered only in relation to the nominee’s first choice program. Early application is advantageous, to ensure an application decision can be made in time for nomination consideration.
Application Deadline: 1 December 2016
Open to International students: Yes