Your eligibility to apply for this scholarship is based on the following:
- You are currently enrolled at a BCSA Consortium institution
- You are currently enrolled in a short-term study abroad program or have been accepted into a short-term study abroad program in the current calendar year
How to apply
Please download our application checklist and email the application materials in one PDF with the subject line reading "Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship Application" to email@example.com
In return for the $1000 scholarship the chosen student will need to submit the following to be uploaded onto our BCSA Blog:
- One 300-400 word blog post (with a photo) pre-departure
- One 300-400 word blog post (with a photo) throughout the duration of the study abroad program
- One 300-400 word blog post (with a photo) once the study abroad program has finished and the student has returned to BC
- 8-10 high resolution photos (in JPEG format) upon completion of the student’s study abroad program
- In an accompanying Word document, supply the following information for each photo: Image File Name, Location (Geotag), Caption
- A short presentation at the student's home institution once back in BC
Application Deadline: October 9, 2017
Please ask your international advisor or visit your institution’s Student Awards and Financial Aid website for more information.
Global Affairs Canada and the Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) of Brazil are offering scholarships to support team-oriented research projects, between Canadian and Brazilian universities, in mutually beneficial research fields.
- Program name: Canada-Brazil Awards - Joint Research Projects
- Funding organizations: Governments of Canada and Brazil
- Target audiences: Canadian and Brazilian professors and graduate students
- Duration: 2 years
- Inclusions: Visa, airfare, health insurance, living expenses, ground transportation expenses, books and supplies
Deadline: October 11, 2017.
For full program details, visit: Canada-Brazil Awards - Joint Research Projects.
The seventh consecutive edition of the Brazil Scholarship PAEC OAS-GCUB 2017 offers 670 scholarship opportunities to outstanding citizens of OAS Member States to pursue master's or doctorate programs in Brazilian universities.This Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC) between the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities (GCUB), with the support of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Division of Educational Topics and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) is open now and the deadline to apply is September 25, 2017.
For full scholarship details visit, Organization of American States.
Global Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to study abroad in China. Scholarships are awarded for studies, research, language studies or a combination of studies and language studies at participating Chinese institutions
To learn more, visit the Government of Canada website for more information
ICETEX, the Colombian Institute for Education Loans and Study Abroad, offers several programs which allow foreign citizens to study or participate in different kind of academic and research activities in Colombia, including:
- BC Student Loan Services
- The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society offers various scholarships for international exchange.
- The Government of Canada offers various scholarship funds primarily for graduate students with some for undergraduate students.
Please also ask your international advisor or visit your institution's Student Awards and Financial Aid website for more information.
You may be eligible to apply for student loans to support your study abroad experience. Ask a financial advisor at your home institution for further information on student loans.
Studying abroad can be very affordable; it depends on many factors, including your destination, the time of year, your personal spending habits. For example, the cost of living is higher in Western Europe and Australia than in China. You can expect to spend more if you are living in a big city versus living in the countryside. To get a better idea as to what the costs might be the Foreign Currency Exchange Converter offers an easy way to translate foreign costs into Canadian dollars.
Some programs will be more expensive than others, depending on added features, such as meals, accommodation, field trips and tours.
In addition to asking an advisor and past participants for budgeting tips, make sure to investigate available student discounts offered such as the International Student Identity Card (ISIC).
Another way to learn about costs and money-saving tips is to read personal reports written by past current or past study abroad students which are available on the study abroad website at your institution.
There may be external sources of funding available to help you meet the financial requirements of your study abroad experience.