The Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award is presented to outstanding international undergraduate students from poor or war-torn regions who have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances and who would not be able to attend university without financial aid.

Host institution(s):

The University of British Columbia in Canada


Eligible undergraduate degrees offered by the University of British Columbia

Several awards: undefined.

Target audience: International students

Scholarship value / Entry into employment / Duration:

The value of the award is commensurate with your demonstrated financial need and is sufficient to cover living expenses and tuition for your degree.

The award is renewable for up to three additional years of undergraduate study or degree completion – whichever comes first – provided you achieve satisfactory academic status at your university, continue to demonstrate financial need and your Canadian study permit (student visa) retains.


To be nominated for the International Leader of Tomorrow Award:

  1.  You must be an international student who is going to study in Canada with a Canadian study permit.
  2. You must attend UBC from an accredited secondary school, or transfer from your freshman year to a post-secondary college or another university.
  3. You must have completed secondary school no later than June two years before the school year for which you are applying. For example, before 2022, applicants must have graduated from high school by June 2020.
  4. You must apply for a bachelor’s degree.
  5. You must demonstrate superior academic performance (meet all standards or equivalent).
  6. You must demonstrate a financial need that would otherwise prevent you from obtaining a UBC degree.
  7. You must meet the UBC entry requirements, including general requirements, degree-specific requirements, and the English language entry standard.


To apply for the International Scholarship Program, you must be nominated by your school or a non-profit organization and provide a reference from an academic referee. Ensure that your school or non-profit organization can nominate you and inform the candidate and academic judge of your desire to apply for the International Student Program.

Submit your application and complete the online application for admission to UBC by December 1, 2021. You must meet the entry requirements for UBC English Language by February 1, 2022.

It is important to visit the official website (link below) to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline: 1 Dec 2021




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