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University Graduate Fellowship at University of British Columbia in Canada, 2016

University of British Columbia is inviting applications for university graduate fellowship from Canadian and international students. The University Graduate Fellowship (UGF) is a merit-based scholarship that is awarded to graduate students engaged in full-time study or research in a thesis-based program. Incoming students are automatically considered for University Graduate Fellowship funding upon consideration for admission. Current students, enrolled in an Okanagan graduate degree program, must apply annually for University Graduate Fellowship funding. The application deadline is February 1, 2016.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all subjects offered by the University of British Columbia.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing graduate degree at University of British Columbia in Canada.
Scholarship Provider: University of British Columbia, Canada
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada

Eligibility:
-Academic Standing: Students must have obtained a GPA of first-class standing in each of the last two completed years of full-time study (or full-time equivalent) to be eligible to receive funding. For UBC courses, first-class standing is 80% and higher. Questions regarding GPA calculations can be directed to the College of Graduate Studies.
-Number of Months of Study: Master’s students must have completed, as of December 31, 2014 no more than 24 months of study in the master’s program for which they are requesting funding. PhD students must have completed, as of December 31, 2014 no more than 48 months of study in the doctoral program for which they are requesting funding.
-Citizenship: Domestic and international students are eligible to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are strongly encouraged to apply to one of the three federal granting agencies, if eligible. Please see the federal granting agencies’ websites for direct information regarding eligibility. International students and current domestic students that did not apply to one of the federal granting agencies must complete a UGF application form.

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Scholarship Open for International Students: Domestic and international students can apply.

Scholarship Description:

University Graduate Fellowship (UGF)
University Graduate Fellowship (UGF)

The University Graduate Fellowship (UGF) is a merit-based scholarship that is awarded to graduate students engaged in full-time study or research in a thesis-based program. Incoming students are automatically considered for University Graduate Fellowship funding upon consideration for admission. Current students, enrolled in an Okanagan graduate degree program, must apply annually for University Graduate Fellowship funding.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? Awarded in units of $3,000 or $6,000; multiple units may be awarded to one student.

Selection Criteria: Applicants for master’s level funding will be evaluated using the following criteria and weightings:
Academic excellence
Research potential
Personal characteristics and interpersonal skills

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: All applicants are to submit their application materials directly to the College of Graduate Studies.
-Important note: current master’s students that submitted a Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program application (CGSM) for the 2015 competition, will be automatically considered for UGF funding; no additional application is required.
-NSERC or SSHRC doctoral applicants only: doctoral students that submitted an application for NSERC or SSHRC funding during the 2015 competition will be automatically considered for UGF funding. These students are able to update their NSERC or SSHRC application by submitting a UGF form by the UGF deadline. New reference letters are not required.
-CIHR doctoral applicants must complete a UGF application form to be considered for UGF funding. The College of Graduate Studies does not have access to CIHR doctoral applications.
-Current graduate students that did not apply to one of the three federal granting agencies are encouraged to complete a UGF application by the annual deadline date.
-Incoming students of the May 2016, September 2016 and January 2017 intakes will be automatically considered for UGF funding upon consideration for admission. No additional application is needed for incoming students. Incoming students are not able to update or make changes to their admission application for the purpose of this scholarship. Important note: UGFs are non-renewable; therefore, incoming students will have to apply the following competition year to be considered for continued funding.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 1, 2016.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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