Applying for a Major Entrance Scholarship

Applying for a Major Entrance Scholarship

Major Entrance Scholarship

UBC is looking for the most accomplished and promising Canadian citizens and permanent residents to join our community. If you have begun — but not completed — your UBC application, please do so by December 1, 2016. If you apply by this date, you will be eligible for UBC’s Major Entrance Scholarship (MES), including a one-time award of approximately $5,000, and renewable awards of up to $40,000 payable over four years.

All high school and CEGEP applicants will be evaluated for the Major Entrance Scholarship based on their Academic Profile and Personal Profile sections of the online application. Learn more about UBC’s Major Entrance Scholarship.

International Major Entrance Scholarship

Each year, International Major Entrance Scholarships (IMES) are offered to exceptional international students entering undergraduate programs at UBC. The scholarship totals up to $40,000 CAD, payable at up to $10,000 CAD per year for four years.

No separate application is required — admission records and Personal Profiles are reviewed after admission to UBC to determine IMES eligibility and competitiveness. Apply for admission by January 15, 2017 to be considered for the IMES. Learn more about International Major Entrance Scholarships.

Meet a Major Entrance Scholarship recipient

Hear from MES-recipient Logan Graham about the qualities common to MES winners, and how the MES helped him fulfill his academic dreams.

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  1. Hi There!
    I was just wondering if I’d have to apply before December 1st to become considered as a MES applicant, would i also have to submit other supporting documents such as English requirement test scores like TOEFL before December 1st as well? Or would such test scores have different deadlines?
    By the way, i’m a Canadian citizen studying abroad in an American education system.
    Thanks 🙂

    1. Hello Helena,

      December 1st is the deadline to submit your application for the Major Entrance Scholarship and March 15th is the deadline to submit any corresponding transcripts, test scores, documents, etc. I hope this helps clarify.


  2. I am an African student and interested in being a student of UBC but am financially down.

    1. Hello,

      I would recommend checking out our scholarships for international students here:


  3. hello, i want to apply for UBC but i need financial support.
    Does UBC provide scholarship to international students and what are the requirements ?

    how can i apply for admission ?
    please guide me the procedures

    1. Hello Sajida,

      More information on scholarships and awards for international students can be found here:

      Information on how to apply for admission can be found here:

      I hope this helps.

  4. Plz tell that for international students trying to get admission in 2018 , when to apply and when the examination for scholarship is held , Thanks

    1. Hello Nishi,
      Thank you for your question. As we are still finishing admissions for September 2017, we have not yet added our 2018 deadlines to our webpage. But in the near future, you’ll find all relevant 2018 deadlines here: UBC Application Deadlines
      The 2018 application will become available in September of 2017 and the application deadline will be January 15, 2018. Details on scholarships are available here: UBC Financial planning. No examinations are required in order to apply for scholarships at UBC. The website will provide further information.