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International Major Entrance Scholarship

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver

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Merit Based
January 15, 2021


International Major Entrance Scholarships (IMES) are awarded to exceptional international students entering undergraduate programs at UBC. Students receive their IMES when they enter their first year at UBC, and the scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years of study. The number and level of these scholarships awarded each year vary, depending on available funding.

Scholarship Requirements:


To be considered for the IMES, you must:

  1. Be new to UBC, entering directly from secondary school or post-secondary (university or college).
  2. 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.)
  3. Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and intellectual promise, as well as impressive extracurricular and community involvement.
  4. Not be nominated for a need-and-merit-based International scholars award.
  5. Which are as follows:

How To Apply:

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

You will be considered for this scholarship shortly after you receive an offer of admission to UBC. Scholarship decisions are made between mid-March to the end of April each year.