Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award

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The Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award recognizes outstanding international undergraduate students from impoverished or war-torn areas who have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances, and who would be unable to attend university without financial assistance. The host Institution is the University of British Columbia in Canada.  The level or field of study may be any eligible undergraduate degrees offered by UBC. The number of Awards is not specified. The target group is International students.

Host College/ University/ Organization

University of British Columbia

Scholarship Value

The value of the Award is proportional to your demonstrated financial need and sufficient to cover living expenses and tuition costs for your degree of study.

The Award may be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study or to degree completion – whichever comes first – provided you achieve satisfactory academic standing in your faculty, continue to demonstrate financial need, and maintain your Canadian study permit (student visa).

Eligibility to Apply

To be considered for the International Leader of Tomorrow Award:

  • • You must be an international student who will be studying in Canada on a Canadian study permit.
  • • You must be graduating or have recently graduated from a recognized senior secondary school.
  • • You must be applying for your first undergraduate degree.
  • • You must meet UBC’s admission requirements, including general and degree-specific requirements and the English Language Admission Standard.
  • • You must demonstrate superior academic achievement (at least an A average or equivalent standard) and leadership potential.
  • • You must come from a war-torn, politically unstable, or economically disadvantaged region of the world.
  • • You must have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances and have no financial means from family or other sources to pursue post-secondary education in your own country (because it is unavailable or unattainable) or outside your country (because it is unaffordable).

Link and Instructions

Applications for the 2019/20 academic year will be available at the official website in September 2018.

Submit your award application and complete the online application for admission to UBC by 1 December 2018. You must meet the UBC English Language Admission Requirement by 31 January 2019.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

http://you.ubc.ca/financial-planning/scholarships-awards-international-students/international-scholars/