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Donald Wehrung International Student Award 2020/2021 (University of British Columbia)

The Donald Wehrung International Student Award 2020/2021 is now open for applications. This need-and-merit-based award recognizes outstanding international undergraduate students. These outstanding students must be from impoverished or war-torn areas and must have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances. They should also be unable to attend university without financial assistance.

Your award may be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study or to degree completion – whichever comes first – provided you achieve satisfactory academic standing in your faculty, continue to demonstrate financial need, and maintain your Canadian study permit (student visa).

Deadline: December 1, 2019


  • The value of your Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award is proportional to your demonstrated financial need and sufficient to cover living expenses and tuition costs for your degree of study.

Who is Eligible for Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award?

  • You must be an international student who will be studying in Canada on a Canadian study permit.
  • You must be graduating or have recently graduated from a recognized senior secondary school.
  • You must be applying for your first undergraduate degree.
  • You must meet UBC’s admission requirements, including general and degree-specific requirements and the English Language Admission Standard.
  • You must demonstrate superior academic achievement (achieve all As or equivalent standard) and leadership potential.
  • You must come from a war-torn, politically unstable, or economically disadvantaged region of the world.
  • You must have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances and have no financial means from family or other sources to pursue post-secondary education in your own country (because it is unavailable or unattainable) or outside your country (because it is unaffordable).

How to Apply for the Donald Wehrung International Student Award

Download and complete the award nomination package. Your completed package must be couriered to UBC, postmarked no later than December 1, 2019.

  • December 1, 2019: Submit your award application and complete the online application for admission to UBC. Although you can specify two degree choices in your application, only your first-choice degree will be considered for the purposes of this award.
  • January 31, 2020: Meet UBC’s English Language Admission Standard.

For more information, visit Donald Wehrung International Student Award.

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