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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: MARCH 5, 2017
Please ask your international advisor or visit your institution’s Student Awards and Financial Aid website for more information.
Canadian students and researchers can now apply for scholarships for studies or research at the undergraduate, Master’s or PhD level that lead to a degree at an Indian university.
- Program name: Commonwealth Scholarship Plan - India
- Funding organization: Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
- Target audiences: Canadian students and researchers
- Number of scholarships: 2
- Duration: Full duration of the academic program
- Inclusions: Airfare, ground transportation to the place of study, living and medical allowance, tuition fees and accommodation
All inquiries regarding this scholarship program should be directed to Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).
Application Deadline: February 20, 2017
The Chinese Government is offering scholarships for eligible British Columbia (B.C.) students to study abroad.
The Chinese Government Scholarship Program is available through an agreement between the National Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and the Province of B.C. In B.C., the Ministry of Advanced Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, administers the recruitment of students and the routine management of the Chinese Government Scholarship Program.
The purpose of the Scholarship Program is to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and people around the world. It supports the development of cooperation and exchange in the fields of education, science, culture, economy and trade between China and other countries.
Full and partial scholarships are offered to successful applicants to study in China.
B.C. high school students graduating in 2017, high school graduates, post-secondary students and scholars wishing to participate in Chinese language studies, academic study at the undergraduate or graduate level, or research are eligible to apply.
The language of instruction is primarily Chinese. However, the program may sponsor and recommend remedial Chinese language studies for applicants who are not applying for the Chinese language study program.
Eligibility criteria, application forms and procedures and further information about the Chinese Government Scholarship Program are available on the Ministry of Advanced Education website
British Columbia applications must be submitted by February 28, 2017
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.