UBC Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Visiting Scholarships, 2017
- 9 January 2017
UBC Faculty of Forestry is pleased to invite applications from outstanding students from India and Commonwealth countries in Africa currently enrolled in a postgraduate program to apply for funding to be a visiting scholar at UBC for up to four months.
The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships aim to activate a dynamic community of young global leaders across the Commonwealth to create lasting impacts at both home and abroad through inter-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences.
To be eligible, applicants must be:
- 35 years of age or under at the time of application
- Proficient in English
- Currently enrolled as a master’s or PhD student in India or Commonwealth countries in Africa
- Citizens of a Commonwealth country (but not Canadian). Anyone who has applied for Canadian citizenship or permanent residency is not eligible.
- Scholars must agree to return to their home country after the study visit and sign a form to this effect as part of their acceptance of the award.
- Scholars must participate in community engagement activities in Canada.
The TOEFL® test is a popular option for students to meet the English-language requirements for scholarships.
The scholarship provides the airfare (max C$2,100), and living expenses (C$1,550 per month for up to 4 months).
Application materials should be emailed to Gayle Kosh (gayle.kosh-at-ubc.ca). To apply, please send:
- Cover letter outlining your motivation to apply for the visiting scholarship, proposed activities while at UBC, and how you will contribute to community engagement activities in Canada
- One-page summary of your current or planned research work
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of support from current supervisor at home institution, outlining your current research, intellectual preparedness, and how a visiting scholarship will contribute to your work
- Letter of support from a UBC faculty member outlining a fit between their current research and applicant’s proposed plan, and commitment to mentor the applicant during their stay at UBC.
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