The diversity that international students contribute to our community enriches it immeasurably. UBC recognizes the academic achievement of outstanding students from around the world by devoting more than $8 million Canadian annually to awards, scholarships and other forms of financial assistance for international undergraduate students.
The University of British Columbia, commonly referred to as UBC, is a public research university with campuses and facilities in British Columbia, Canada.
Founded in 1908 as the McGill University College of British Columbia, the university became independent and adopted its current name in 1915. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in British Columbia and enrolls over 57,000 students at its Vancouver and Okanagan Valley campuses. UBC's 4.02 km2 (993-acre) Vancouver campus is located within the University Endowment Lands, about 10 km (6.2 mi) from Downtown Vancouver. The 2.09 km2 (516-acre) Kelowna campus, acquired in 2005, is located in the Okanagan Valley.
UBC is consistently included among the top three research universities in Canada, and among the top research universities in the world. As of the 2013–2014 school year, UBC was ranked second in Canada among national research universities, and consistently ranks among the top 50 global universities. UBC faculty, alumni, and researchers have won seven Nobel Prizes, 68 Rhodes Scholarships, 64 Olympic medals, 180 fellowships to the Royal Society of Canada, and alumni include two Canadian prime ministers. UBC is a research-intensive university that funds more than 8,000 projects with its $519 million research budget.
McGill University Information
Founded in 1821, McGill University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Montréal (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Quebec. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur, Québec (Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Quebec), McGill University is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. McGill University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 198 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.
To be eligible for consideration for the IMES Award, you must:
• be a new student 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 scholarship eligibility
• demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, extraordinary intellectual promise, as well as, impressive extracurricular and community involvement