UBC Vantage One Excellence Award

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UBC Vantage One Excellence (VOE) Award is offered to international students who intend tostudy in Canadaat the University of British Columbia (UBC). VOE recognizes students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership skills, and community services.

Students must have recognized achievements in performing arts, sports, debating creative writing or external academic competitions and exams.

  • Students commencing UG studies at UBC in the UBC Vantage One Program.
  • The Awards ranging in value up to the full cost of the student’s academic program and living costs.
  • The awards will be renewed for up to three years or to degree completion, whichever is less.
  • Applicants have to send the Excellence Award Nomination Packages either online or via post by December 01, 2020

Vantage One Program

The programs combine first-year coursework with additional academic mentorship and English language resources, so each student is prepared to successfully progress into the second year of their chosen UBC degree.


Highlights

Scholarship Type Merit-Based, Need-Based, College-Specific
Offered byInstitution
OrganizationUniversity of British Columbia
Application Deadline Dec 01 ,2020
No. of ScholarshipsN/A
AmountVariable
Renewabilityyes
International Students EligibleYes
Scholarship Website Linkhttps://vantagecollege.ubc.ca/scholarships-awards

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be an international student holding Canadian Student Visa are eligible to apply. Along with that, applicants must fulfill the eligibility criteria listed below :

  • Applicants must be entering UBC Vantage one degree program and completed secondary school.
  • Must be applying for the first UG degree program at UBC.
  • Must meet admission requirements at UBC and UBC Vantage English Language Admission requirements.
  • Have academic excellence records.
  • Must be nominated by the institution that they are currently attending.
  • Demonstrate a significant level of financial need.

Application Process

Students must be nominated by their respective institutions from which they have completed their last education.

The institution must submit Excellence award nomination package including official transcripts and other supporting documents in a sealed, school envelops with school stamp across the flap to the address mentioned below by December 01, 2020

Student Supporting Documents

  • Academic transcripts with certified translations
  • Academic References
  • Extracurricular and volunteer activities awards and achievements.
  • Two essays on the topic:
    • Albert Einstein said “ A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” Tell us what you need to be happy? (500 words)
    • Tell us about any experience or idea that you have had that shows your creativity and intellectual curiosity. (300 words)
  • Information regarding family wealth and assets of the nominee.
  • Information regarding sources of financial support.

Vantage College also accepts online submissions. They must be complete in itself and sent to international.award@ubc.ca with the subject line “ Vantage One Excellence Award.

The complete application must be submitted on the address mentioned below: 

The Administrator, Vantage One Excellence Award
International student Initiative, The University of British Columbia
1200-1874, East Mall, Welcome Centre
Vancouver BC, Canada V6T 1Z1


Selection Process

Once the applications for UBC Vantage One Excellence Award are submitted, next comes the selection process. The selection of the recipients for VOE is based on the following factors :

  • Academic Merit
  • Financial Need
  • Personal statement
  • Extracurricular activities and Achievement

The selected students will receive the full cost of the student’s academic program and living costs at the University of British Columbia.


Grant Details

UBC Vantage One Excellence Award is offered to international students who wish to commence their UG studies at UBC.

Separate applications must be submitted by the students to be considered for the same.

The award will cover the full cost of the program including the cost of living in Canada at UBC.

The One Excellence award will be renewed for up to three additional years or to degree completion, whichever is less, provided :

  1. Recipient maintains its status as an international student in Canada.
  2. Show academic Progress.
  3. Update financial needs.

International students who wish to study in Canada at UBC must visit its official website for any information.

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