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.
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).