UBC Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) Awards is a program initiated by the University of British Columbia (UBC) to fund graduate students through entrance scholarships, multi-year funding, tuition awards, and scholarship top-ups who wish to study at the university.
Approximately $ 6.5 million funds are allocated to faculties at the University of British Columbia to distribute the awards to the deserving candidates of the UBC Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) Awards.
|Scholarship Type||Merit-Based, College-Specific|
|Organization||University of British Columbia|
|No. of Scholarships||N/A|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/graduate-support-initiative-gsi-awards|
To secure the UBC Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) Awards, applicants must meet the eligibility criteria mentioned below :
No external application is required to be submitted by the applicants. However, recommendation forms of the students must be submitted by graduate programs to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for consideration.
To recommend a student for an award, programs, departments, or Faculties must :
Note: Recommendation forms must be submitted in 1 Excel spreadsheet (unsigned) and 1 PDF (signed by the grad advisor on all pages) - 2 files in total.
Once the recommendation form is submitted, the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies review and ensure that students meet the terms and conditions of the awards.
Recipients are then awarded on the Student Information system or forward recommendation form to enrolment services for the awards.
They also send an official notification to the students which provides information about the awards and mode of payment.
Note: If recipients complete or withdraw from the grad program before the end of the current session, the Faculty will distribute the award with the recommending unit.
UBC Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) Awards is offered to graduates and doctoral students who wish to study in Canada at UBC. Disciplinary Faculties, graduate programs, and individual supervisors may contribute additional funding for total GSI funds.
The number of awards offered to each program depends on the registration of the student in that particular program over the last three years :
Faculty may also choose the allocate the funds according to their priority.
Students who wish to pursue higher education in Canada at UBC must visit its official website for any information.