The University of British Columbia, Canada, invites applications for its 2018/2019 International Leader of Tomorrow Award, which offers scholarships proportional to the financial needs of applicants.

Financial need is determined by tuition, fees, and living costs, minus the financial contribution you and your family can make annually. A standard needs-assessment is based on the financial information provided by you and your family.

Basically, the UBC assess how much you and your family can contribute towards your education and it would cover everything else for you.

Course Level: Award is available for pursuing undergraduate degree level at the University of British Columbia.

Study Subject: Award is provided to learn any of the courses offered by the University of British Columbia.

Worth of Award 

ILOT Award winners will receive an award-level commensurate with their financial need as determined by the costs of their tuition and student fees, plus their living and other related costs at UBC, minus the financial contribution the student and their family can make annually towards these costs. For many students, you will only pay a tiny part or nothing.


To be considered for an International Leader of Tomorrow Award, students must:

  • Be applying for their first undergraduate degree
  • Be admissible to the first choice program they 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 them from pursuing a UBC degree
  • Be entering a UBC undergraduate degree program from a recognized secondary school, college or another university

How to Apply

Award candidates must be nominated by the high school they are currently attending, recently graduated from, or the college/university they are transferring from.

  • First, apply for admission to an undergraduate programme at the University of British Columbia.
  • Second, as you are preparing your admission application, get your high school or university (if you are transferring from a university) to nominate you using the forms on their website (see link below).
  • Although applicants to UBC can specify two program choices in their application for admission, an International Leader of Tomorrow 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.


  • Your nomination package must be postmarked by November 15, 2017.
  • You must complete the online application for academic admission to UBC no later than December 1, 2017.
  • You must meet UBC’s English Language Admission Standard (if required) by January 31, 2018.

Important links

For more information about the scholarship, nomination form, and to apply online, click here.

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