UBC Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Visiting Scholarships, 2017

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UBC Faculty of Forestry is pleased to invite applications from outstanding students from India and Commonwealth countries in Africa currently enrolled in a postgraduate program to apply for funding to be a visiting scholar at UBC for up to four months.

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships aim to activate a dynamic community of young global leaders across the Commonwealth to create lasting impacts at both home and abroad through inter-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences.

Course Level: This is four months visiting scholarship programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded within the faculty of forestry.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship provides the airfare (max C$2,100), and living expenses (C$1,550 per month for up to 4 months).

Scholarship can be taken in UBC and across Canada and the Commonwealth

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • 35 years of age or under at the time of application
  • Proficient in English
  • Currently enrolled as a master’s or PhD student in India or Commonwealth countries in Africa
  • Citizens of a Commonwealth country (but not Canadian). Anyone who has applied for Canadian citizenship or permanent residency is not eligible.
  • Scholars must agree to return to their home country after the study visit and sign a form to this effect as part of their acceptance of the award.
  • Scholars must participate in community engagement activities in Canada.

Nationality: Students from India as well as from Commonwealth countries in Africa are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be 35 years of age or under at the time of application.

English language Requirements: Applicants must be Proficient in English.

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How to Apply: Application materials should be emailed to Gayle Kosh (gayle.kosh-at-ubc.ca). To apply, please send:

  • Cover letter outlining your motivation to apply for the visiting scholarship, proposed activities while at UBC, and how you will contribute to community engagement activities in Canada
  • One-page summary of your current or planned research work
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of support from current supervisor at home institution, outlining your current research, intellectual preparedness, and how a visiting scholarship will contribute to your work
  • Letter of support from a UBC faculty member outlining a fit between their current research and applicant’s proposed plan, and commitment to mentor the applicant during their stay at UBC.

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is January 9, 2017 (for a start date between May 2017– August 2017).

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