UBC International Merit Scholarships

  • Bachelor
  • 15 January 2023

UBC recognizes the academic achievement of outstanding students from around the world by devoting more than $30 million annually to awards, scholarships, and other forms of financial support for international undergraduate students.


To be considered for the IMES, you must: • Be new 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 IMES eligibility.) • Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and intellectual promise, as well as impressive extracurricular and community involvement. • Not be nominated for a need-and-merit-based International Scholars award.

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The Outstanding International Student (OIS) Award is a one-time, merit-based entrance scholarship awarded to qualified students when they are offered admission to UBC. Students selected for this award show strength academically and display involvement outside of the classroom.


If you apply to UBC by January 15, you will be automatically considered for the IMES.

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