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University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia, established in 1908, educates a student population of 50,000 on major campuses in two cities and holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning.
The largest is 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver, a spectacular campus that is a 'must-see' for any visitor to the city -- where snow-capped mountains meet ocean, and breathtaking vistas greet you around every corner.
The Vancouver campus boasts some of the city's best attractions and recreation facilities, including the Museum of Anthropology, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts , the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research , and endless opportunities to explore forested trails in the adjoining 763-hectare Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
Our second major campus is in the dynamic Southern Interior city of Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley. UBC Okanagan, open since 2005, provides an intimate learning community in the spectacular wine-growing region of British Columbia.
Outstanding International Student Awards
Each year, several Outstanding International Student (OIS) Awards are offered to meritorious international students entering undergraduate programs at UBC. Awards are offered on entrance only, and are not renewable. Awards are made on the recommendation of UBC's International Student Initiative office and are confirmed by UBC Student Financial Assistance and Awards. The exact number and level of awards varies each year, depending on available funding. To be eligible for an OIS Award, you must: be entering your first year at UBC, from a high school, college, university, or technical institute (Students who have previously attended UBC are not eligible.); be an international student studying at UBC on a Canadian study permit (student visa) (Changes to your citizenship status may affect your scholarship eligibility.); demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and strong extra-curricular involvement; take at least 24 credits in your first year (September to April). Please also note that to be eligible for scholarships in ensuing years, including the TREK Excellence Scholarships for continuing students, UBC requires you to complete at least 27 credits in your first year (excluding wait-list and audit courses).
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