Study At University Of British Columbia With Canada’s $20,000 UBC Public Scholar Awards

 UBC – The University of British Columbia is an international institution open to Canadian residents and international students; the school is currently running $2000 worth of scholarships for PhD level programs in all subjects or fields available at the University of British Columbia.

The UBC international scholarship is one of the most awaited opportunities that enables top-level international students to come to study in Canada, with the tuition fee sorted for lucky students.

One big reason the University of British Columbia offers the scholarship award to international students is to attract well-oriented, top students worldwide and reward them with free tuition fees to continue their next stage (Doctorate or PhD).

It’s expected that the students will return significant benefits to the community by building strong connections and a service-oriented environment and maintaining the prestigious standards of the school.

UBC Public Scholar Awards

What is PSI

The University of British Columbia created a body to manage the UBC scholarship in 2015. it catalyzes to make sure the dream of studying in Canada by top-level students worldwide becomes a reality.

With various means, PSI (Public Scholar Initiative) ensures that the students study in Canada without paying the tuition fee.

UBC International / Public Scholarship Awards 2024 to 2025 necessary information to note



Course Level:

  • Doctorate or PhD level 

Award Worth

  • $20000

Application Mode:

  • Online 

Nationality Access:

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Permanent Resident 

UBC Host Country:

  • Canada

Language Requirement:


English Language: Please note that IELTS is not mandatory nor a core requirement for the award (admission). 

Alternative English language tests like PTE, TOEFL, DET, Cambridge English Tests, CEL, CAEL, CPE, or EAP are also allowed.


  • The application is only available online. 
  • A fellowship form is available online. Download the form, fill it out, and upload it back. 
  • You can download the form on the PSI website once you click on “Apply Now.” 
  • The candidates have to complete the Canadian Common CV website as part of the requirements requested by the PSI website. 
  • The candidates must adequately fill out the Vanier-Banting Academic CV as requested by the guides on the CCV. 
  • Letters from two supporters or referees will be requested, and recommendation letters are to be signed by digital or electronic signatures.

Why you should try the UBC scholarship

  • If you are a student of the UBC Doctoral Program 
  • If you are a PhD, EdD, and DMA aspirant, 
  • Recently and after not more than 48 months of doctoral campus students,

You get:

  • The scholarship award of USD 10,000 for the first year and another USD 10,000 for your second educational year (All amount to $20,000 for the two years duration of the doctoral program) 
  • Chance and medium to reside in Canada. 
  • Networking among top-level awardees around the globe.


Luckily, 30 to 35 outstanding students get the scholarship award, and the good news for aspirants is that the scholarship application is now open and available to international students.

Please make sure to apply now as the scholarship form deadline is the 30th of September, 2024.

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