University of British Columbia International Leader Award

Deadline: 31 January 2013
Open to: excellent students from countries other than Canada
Scholarship: commensurate with students’ financial need as determined by cost of tuition, fees and living costs.

Award Description

The University of British Columbia honors the achievements of its incoming international students through the International Leader of Tomorrow (ILOT) program.

The ILOT Award recognizes international students who demonstrate superior academic achievement, leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, recognized achievement in fields of endeavour such as the performing arts, sports, debating or creative writing, or external academic competitions and examinations.

ILOT Award winners receive an award-level commensurate with their financial need as determined by the costs of their tuition, fees and living costs, minus the financial contribution the student and their family can make annually towards these costs. A standard needs-assessment is made, based on financial information provided by students and their families.

The ILOT Award can be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study, or to degree completion, whichever is less, provided the student achieves satisfactory academic standing in their faculty, continues to demonstrate financial need, and maintains their Canadian Study Permit (visa).


Award candidates must be nominated by their current school or college/university. To be considered for an ILOT Award you must:

  • be entering a UBC undergraduate degree program from a recognized secondary school, college or other university
  • be admissible to the first choice program you are applying to, including meeting UBC’s English Language Admission Standard
  • have an excellent academic record (at least an “A” average or equivalent standard)
  • be an international student, who is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident of Canada, and who will be studying in Canada on a Canadian Study Permit (visa)
  • demonstrate a level of financial need that would otherwise prevent you from pursuing a UBC degree.

How can I be nominated?

If you wish to be considered for an award, speak to your school or college/university counsellor. If you are accepted for nomination, the counsellor must use the ILOT nomination package available for download on the Counsellors’ website HERE.

The deadline for nomination packages to be received at UBC is January 312013.

Nominees must also complete the online application for academic admission HERE to UBC, and meet the UBC English Language Admission Requirement by January 312013. Although applicants to UBC can specify two program choices in their application for admission, an ILOT Award nomination will be considered only in relation to the nominee’s first choice program. Early application is encouraged, to ensure an application decision can be made in time for Nomination consideration.


2 thoughts on “University of British Columbia International Leader Award

  1. Hi, am a 22 year old Zambian female, and i currently completed school with a diploma in social work from one of the colleges here, the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA), i wanted to find out if its possible for me to apply for this schorlarship.


    1. Dear Marina,

      Please go through the post once again and read specifically the "Eligibility" and "How can I be nominated?" sections and see in details which documents are required, as well as the application process. If you have any questions, please direct to the contacts which you can find at the official website.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

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