The Rhodes Scholarship
Every year, about a dozen outstanding Canadian students are honoured with the opportunity to pursue graduate studies at Oxford University on full scholarship alongside fellow accomplished leaders from around the world. Applications for the scholarship are normally required in the fall of your graduating year. For more information visit the Rhodes Scholarships website.
The Killam Fellowships Program
The Killam Fellowships Program provides exceptional undergraduate students from select universities in Canada and the United States with the opportunity to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country. For more information visit the Killiam Fellowships website.
Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships
Up to three Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Canada for graduate study at Harvard University. The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship program was established by Annie Reid Knox who sought to honor her late husband and his lifelong commitment to America. Mrs. Knox expressed the hope that the holders of the Fellowships return to their homes and become leaders in their chosen field once they had gained knowledge and experience from their study away from Canada.
Interested candidates will find the information needed to apply for this program by visiting the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’s website.
Other External Scholarships
Many organizations offer their own scholarships that can be used towards a UBC education. Students apply directly to a corporation, parent’s employer or community group. You should conduct a broad search for these scholarships, including viewing two useful websites:
Scholarships Canada : Canadian scholarship portal with searchable database containing scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants.
Student Awards: Online awards search service that includes information on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance.