Major Entrance Scholarship

UBC is looking for the most accomplished and promising Canadian citizens and permanent residents to join our community. The Major Entrance Scholarship (MES) program offers the most prestigious awards available to entering students at UBC, including a one-time award of approximately $5,000 and renewable awards of up to $40,000 payable over four years.

These scholarships recognize students who excel across the board and who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school.

What is new about this award?

Students are no longer nominated for the award. Students will be automatically considered for a Major Entrance Scholarship if they apply to UBC through the online application by December 1. This is the only way to apply for a Major Entrance Scholarship. The information that Canadian applicants submit in their Academic Profile and Personal Profile sections of the online application will be used for admissions and for consideration for the Major Entrance Scholarship.

Who is eligible?

High school and CEGEP students who are Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible.

How do students apply?

Students wishing to be considered for a Major Entrance Scholarship must submit their online application by December 1. This includes paying the admission fee and completing all sections of your UBC online application.

All high school applicants will be evaluated for the Major Entrance Scholarship based on their Academic Profile and Personal Profile sections of the online application.

When will students be notified?

UBC will contact all applicants who are being considered for a Major Entrance Scholarship by the end of day April 28. Only applicants who are being considered for a Major Entrance Scholarship will be contacted.