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Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship at University of British Columbia in Canada, 2019

The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to master and doctoral Aboriginal students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition.

Each fellowship provides a stipend of $18,200 per year for doctoral students or a stipend of $16,175 per year for Master’s students.

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UBC recognizes the academic achievement of outstanding students from around the world by devoting more than $21 million annually to awards, scholarships, and other forms of financial support for international undergraduate students.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue master and Doctoral degree program.
  • Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: $16,175 stipend plus tuition per year for Master’s students; $18,200 stipend plus tuition per year for doctoral students.
  • Number of Scholarships: Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year.
  • Nationality: International and Canadian Students can apply for these scholarships
  • Scholarship can be taken in Canada

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: International and Canadian Students can apply for these scholarships
  • Entrance Requirements:
  • All Aboriginal students are eligible to apply, but priority is given to Aboriginal students whose traditional territory falls, at least in part, within Canada. This includes Canadian First Nations, Métis or Inuit students and may include Aboriginal students from Alaska and the northern states of the USA. The University may request further information to confirm Aboriginal eligibility.
  • Applicants may or may not be UBC graduate students at the time of application – the competition is open to both incoming and continuing graduate students. However, awardees must be enrolled as full-time graduate students at the UBC-Vancouver campus for the 2018-2019 academic years in order to receive an Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship through this competition.  Students in the following programs are not eligible: MEng, MM, MBA, and PharmD
  • To be eligible to receive Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship funding, students are required to limit their number of hours of paid employment to an average of 12 hours per week during the funding period.
  • As research potential or ability is one of the primary selection criteria, AGF recipients are to maintain registration in graduate programs that include a significant research component (e.g., thesis or major research project). Recipients who plan to transfer to a graduate program that does not include a significant research component should first consult with the Graduate Awards team.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Applicants must check with their graduate program regarding their program’s internal application deadline. Internal application deadlines are normally several weeks before the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies deadline. The deadline for graduate programs to submit their nominations to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 15 February 2019.

Applicants must submit the following materials to their graduate program at UBC.  Applications may not be submitted directly to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

  • Completed Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship application.
  • Outline of Proposed Research
  • Academic records for all university-level studies (including studies undertaken but not completed) up to December 31, 2017.
    • Current students: for institutions other than UBC, only official transcripts will be accepted. These may be original or certified true copies provided by the applicant’s graduate program.
    • Applicants for 2018/19 academic year: unofficial transcripts will be accepted only if they were submitted with the application for admission.
    • UBC transcripts for all students with UBC grades: the applicant’s “Academic History” printed from the SISC by the applicant’s graduate program will be accepted.
    • Please note that students must request certified true copies of transcripts from their graduate program, not from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
  • Two completed Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship reference forms. Only reference forms signed by the person providing the reference are acceptable; original, faxed, and scanned copies sent by e-mail directly to the student’s graduate program are acceptable.
  • Canadian Common CV.

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