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Study Abroad: Canada and UK Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students

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1. Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships, University of Toronto

Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship program, offered by the University of Toronto provides an unparalleled opportunity for outstanding international students to study at one of the world’s best universities in one of the world’s most multicultural cities. The scholarship program is intended to recognize international students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and creativity and who are recognized as leaders within their school. A special emphasis is placed on the impact the student has had on the life of their school and community, and their future potential to contribute positively to the global community.  Awarded annually, these scholarships recognize outstanding students from around the world, including international students studying at Canadian high schools. This is U of T’s most prestigious and competitive scholarship for international students.  Each year approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.

To become a Pearson Scholar, you must be nominated by your school and apply to undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto. Ask your school guidance counselor about being nominated. Once you’ve been nominated and have applied to the University of Toronto, you will be sent a personalized, secure link to the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship application.

Pearson Scholars are students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and creativity, who are accepted as leaders within their school, and who have the potential to contribute to the global community in the future. They can be distinguished from other students who may have equally high academic results by virtue of their breadth of interest, intellectual energy, and impact on the life of their school and community.

Eligibility:

  • an international student (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit)
  • an original and creative thinker committed to school and community
  • a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits
  • enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration
  • have demonstrated strong leadership skills
  • currently in their final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June
  • intending to begin university in the upcoming academic year (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered)

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Status: close for nominations but open for application.

Application Deadlines:

  • School Nomination Deadline: November 20, 2020

  • Student OUAC application deadline: December 14, 2020 (Please note this is the final date to submit an application to the OUAC; however, it is recommended you apply for admission through the OUAC before November 7, 2020, as spaces in programs fill-up quickly and popular programs may close early.)
  • Student scholarship application deadline: January 18, 2021.

Award Type: Admission

Action: Nomination Required

Availability: International Students

Level of Study: Undergraduate

Value/Amount: The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto.

How to Apply: 

  • Warning message from the University of Toronto before you continue: "The University of Toronto has been alerted to fraudulent emails that offer to assist students with applications to our Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship program. Please exercise caution when researching scholarship opportunities and assessing communications about our programs. The University of Toronto does not work with recruitment agents or agencies. Students interested in applying for a Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship should follow the instructions on this website and submit their applications directly to the University."

To apply, you'll need to:

    1. Receive a nomination from your school.  (High schools not already contacted/verified are asked to apply to participate in the program which can be accessed within the main Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship webpage starting here).
    2. Apply to study at the University of Toronto to begin your studies and complete your application for admission before the appropriate deadlines. Please be advised that you will be considered for the Pearson Scholarship for your first choice of program at U of T.  You may apply for several programs and may receive admission to them all; however, the Pearson Scholarship, if awarded to you, would be restricted to your first choice of program at U of T at the time our scholarship decisions are made.
    3. Once your nomination is received and you've applied to the university, you can complete the online Lester B. Pearson Scholarship application.

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Selection Procedure: Based on application/eligibility criteria, approximately 37 Lester B. Pearson Scholars at the University of Toronto will be chosen annually. These scholarships are tenable only at the University of Toronto for first-entry, undergraduate programs.

 

2. Calgary International Entrance Scholarships

Calgary International Entrance Scholarship is offered annually to undergraduate international students entering the first year in any undergraduate degree in the upcoming fall term who have satisfied the university's English Language Proficiency requirement. Renewable in the second, third, and fourth year at the University of Calgary, provided recipients achieve a GPA of 2.60 or more over a minimum of 24.00 units in the previous fall and winter terms and continue to pay an international differential tuition fee as an international student.

Eligibility:

  • An international student, entering Canada on a study permit.
  • For the majority of awards you must have completed the most recent fall and winter terms at the University of Calgary as a full-time student registered in at least 24 units in an undergraduate degree program, some awards allow for 18 units. Students with a verifiable permanent disability qualify for awards after completing at least 18 units in the most recent fall and winter terms.  
  • The cumulative grade point average (GPA) used for awards purposes is based on all courses you most recently completed in the fall and winter terms as a full-time student. Scholarships require a minimum GPA of 3.20. For bursaries, the minimum GPA required is 2.60.
  • Competitive awards require you to complete the on-line awards application; selection is based on academic merit however other criteria such as financial need (for bursaries), and/or extracurricular activities, leadership, volunteerism, etc. may be required depending on the award terms of reference
  • Nominated awards are based primarily on academic merit and most often are designated to a specific faculty or program.  An awards application is not required and candidates are recommended by the faculty or department.
  • Students entering an after-degree program in the fall term are not eligible for awards for Continuing Students however after completing the first year of your after-degree program, you qualify for these awards.
  • Supplemental exams, deferred exams, and special deferred exams or term work may affect your eligibility for awards.

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Status: close

Application Deadlines: December 1st, 2020

Availability: International Students

Level of Study: Undergraduate

Value/Amount: $15,000 (Renewable)

How to Apply: 

    1. Visit https://portal.my.ucalgary.ca/ and Log in to your student account in the myUofC portal.
    2. Go to "My Financials" page and click on "Apply for Undergraduate Awards".
    3. Select International Entrance Scholarship from the Undergraduate Awards Application Centre.
    4. Complete the application process and submit your application.

Selection Procedure:

  • student achievements
  • academic records and grades
  • Academic merit.

 

3. Scholarships for International Students, University of British Columbia

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.

Eligibility:

  • Be new to UBC, entering directly from secondary school or post-secondary (university or college).
  • 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.
  • Apply to UBC by January 15.

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Status: open

Application Deadlines: The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm PST on January 15, 2021. Admission to UBC is not granted on a first-come, first-served basis

Availability: International Students

Level of Study: Undergraduate

Value/Amount: $16,000 to $60,000 (renewable ), $5,000 to $10,000 (one-time awards for first year only).

How to Apply: 

    1. Visit https://ssc.adm.ubc.ca/sscportal/apply.xhtml and create a campus-wide login (CWL).
    2. Follow other instructions.

Selection Procedure:

  • Merit-based awards: As soon as you receive an offer of admission to UBC, you’ll automatically be considered for these merit-based awards. Consideration is based on your demonstrated academic achievement and your extracurricular involvement.

 

4. "Be Exceptional" International Student Scholarship Program, York University

York's Be Exceptional scholarships are awarded to international students to support them to achieve their goals at the University of York. York University has a number of awards ranging from a £2,500 to £7,500 tuition fee discount. If you are successful, this discount will be applied in your first year only.

There will be two opportunities in which you can apply for this scholarship. You can submit an application in either round one or round two.

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible for a Be Exceptional scholarship, you must:

    • have a conditional or unconditional offer to study at the University of York by 22 March 2021(round one) or Monday 21 June 2021 (round two) (you don't need to have accepted the offer)
    • be paying fees at the overseas fee rate (any fee assessments must be completed by 22 March 2021 [round one] or Monday 21 June 2021 [round two])
    • intend to study a full-time undergraduate or a postgraduate taught masters course.

    You will not be eligible if:

    • you hold a 100 percent tuition fee scholarship or are fully sponsored
    • you are an undergraduate student and have made us your insurance choice before 22 March 2021 (round one) or Monday 21 June 2021 (round two).

    Students on the following pathways are not eligible for these scholarships:

    • Hull York Medical School
    • International Pathway College
    • Distance and online learning courses
    • Part-time courses
    • Kaplan International College London
    • GEMMA and Mundus MAPP

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Status: open

Application Deadlines: Round one Applications open Monday 11 January 2021, 00.01 am (GMT) and closes Monday 22 March 2021, 11.59 pm (GMT). Round two Applications open Monday 12 April 2021, 00.01 am (BST) and closes Monday 21 June 2021, 11.59 pm (BST)

Availability: International Students

Level of Study: Undergraduate

Value/Amount: £2,500 to £7,500 tuition fee discount. This discount will be applied in your first year only.

How to Apply: 

    1. You must apply online. You only need to make one application: you will be considered for both the Be Exceptional and the Vice-Chancellor's awards.

Selection Procedure:

A panel of senior staff from the University will select the successful scholarship awardees, along with the value of the scholarship (£2,500, £5,000, or £7,500).

You will be informed of the outcome of your scholarship application by 7 April 2021 (round one) or 7 July (round two).

 

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References (sources)

https://future.utoronto.ca/scholarships/lester-b-pearson-international-scholarship-program/

https://future.utoronto.ca/pearson/about/#about

https://www.ucalgary.ca/registrar/finances/awards-scholarships-and-bursaries/eligibility

https://collegedunia.com/scholarship/149-ucalgary-international-entrance-scholarship

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

https://www.york.ac.uk/study/international/fees-funding/be-exceptional-scholarships/

https://scholarshiproar.com/humber-international-entrance-scholarships/

 

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