Scholarship Description: The University of British Columbia is inviting applications for International Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) program. The fellowship provides funding for a total of four years to study UBCO doctoral program in September 2018.
About University: The University of British Columbia is a public research university with campuses and facilities in British Columbia, Canada.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing UBCO doctoral program.
Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
Scholarship Award: The fellowship provides funding for a total of four years: a $25,000 stipend plus tuition for four years from the College of Graduate Studies; also, each recipient’s supervisor, department, or Faculty may wish to provide additional funds (top-ups) comprised of awards, teaching assistantships and/or research assistantships in any or all of the four years of the Fellowship.
Eligible Nationalities: International students can apply for these scholarships.
Eligibility Criteria: Applicant must
- Hold a valid student visa and be registered full time when they begin their UBCO doctoral program
- Be starting a UBCO doctoral program in September 2018
- For fast-track students (who advance/transfer from a master’s to a doctoral program without completing their master’s degree), the effective date of transfer to the doctoral program must be September 2018
- Have an admission GPA of first-class standing
Language Requirements: Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting satisfactory scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Route A: Submitting New Application For PhD Admission
Students must complete an International Doctoral Fellowship application by the deadline date specified by their graduate program. Applications must be submitted directly to the graduate program in which the student will be registered. Graduate programs must determine an internal deadline for students in their program. It is important for graduate programs to establish a deadline that will allow sufficient time to provide nominations for the annual College of Graduate Studies deadline of February 2, 2018.
On the basis of the submitted admission application materials, graduate programs will select a maximum of two nominees to the campus-wide IDF competition. Graduate Programs are responsible for submitting the nomination package to the College of Graduate Studies for those nominated to the campus-wide competition. Each nomination must include the IDF application form (posted below). Two reference letters and transcripts from the online admission application plus the IDF application form will comprise the application file to be considered by the Scholarship & Awards Committee.
Route B: Fast-Track/Transfer From Master’s Program To PhD Program(No Admission Application)
Master’s students who intend to fast-track/transfer from their Master’s program to the PhD program as of September 2018 must contact their graduate program to indicate their interest in being considered for the IDF competition by their graduate program’s internal IDF deadline. Deadlines vary by graduate program and range from mid-November to mid-January. Applicants are to contact their proposed graduate program to confirm that program’s internal IDF deadline. Those nominated to the campus-wide competition are required to submit an IDF application form to their Graduate Program (posted below). The graduate program will use reference letters from the applicant’s previous admission application. The IDF application, two references and all transcripts will comprise the nomination file to be considered by the Scholarship & Awards Committee.
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