The Karen McKellin Award is currently open. UBC’s International Scholars are part of the International Scholars Program that creates the chance to earn an internationally recognized degree at a top university. A UBC degree opens doors and unites you to a broad alumni network across the world.
Scholars join a community of hardworking and innovative young leaders and study among the best and the brightest. You and your fellow Scholars will make an impact on UBC and the global community with your diverse perspectives, committed involvement, and innovative initiatives.
Take advantage of unique learning opportunities
You’ll have access to several opportunities inside and outside the classroom that will improve your university experience.
- Study-abroad exchange programs can take you to emerging countries where you’ll address local challenges in health, agriculture, social infrastructure, education, and sustainable development.
- Community-based experiential learning projects can aid you to apply your academic interests to the needs and matters of the local or global community.
- Yearly retreats will help you connect with your community while you plan for the year ahead and grow your leadership skills.
- A yearly workshop series will afford leadership, community growth, career preparation, and networking opportunities all through your degree.
- Receptions and festive events are hosted all through each year to identify your accomplishments and connect you to the Scholars community on campus.
Access dedicated advising and support
You’ll be assisted by a network of staff from across UBC’s faculties and services that will boost your academic, personal, and career growth. A devoted advisor will be your first point of contact for support all through your time at UBC.
Study Level: Bachelor’s Degree
Deadline: 5 Jan (annual)
Study in: Canada
University of British Columbia in Canada
Level/Field of study:
Eligible undergraduate degrees offered by UBC
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Brief description of Karen McKellin Award
The Karen McKellin Award is a program for foreign student who exhibit superior academic attainments, leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, and recognized accomplishment in other key areas.
Benefits of Karen McKellin Award
The value of Karen McKellin Award is proportional to recipient’s financial necessity. Financial need is calculated by adding tuition, fees, and living expenses, and subtracting the financial contribution recipient and family can make per annum. A standard needs evaluation is based on the financial information provided by recipient and family.
Karen McKellin Award can be accessible for up to three more years (renewed) of undergraduate study or to degree completion – whichever comes first – provided applicant achieves adequate academic standing in the faculty, continue to show financial need, and maintain Canadian study permit (student visa).
Eligibility for Karen McKellin Award
To be considered for the Karen McKellin Award:
- Applicants must be foreign students who will be studying in Canada on a Canadian study permit.
- Applicants must be entering UBC from a known secondary school, college, or other university.
- Applicants should be aiming to apply for first undergraduate degree.
- Applicants have to meet UBC’s admission requirements, as well as general and degree-specific prerequisite and the English Language Admission Standard.
- Applicants must show superior academic attainment (at least an A average or equivalent standard).
- Applicants must show a level of financial need that would otherwise hinder pursuing a UBC degree.
How to Apply for Karen McKellin Award
- Applicants should ensure they submit the award application and complete the online application for admission to UBC by 5 January 2022.
- Applicants must satisfy the UBC English Language Admission Requirement by 31 January 2022.
- It is vital to go through the official website (link found below) to access the online application form and for comprehensive information on how to apply for Karen McKellin Award.
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