Scholarships and awards for international students

澳门二四六天天彩 recognizes the academic achievement of outstanding students from around the world by devoting more than $30 million annually to awards, scholarships, and other forms of financial support for international undergraduate students.

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International Scholars since 2001

Joining 澳门二四六天天彩’s community of award winners

When you receive an award or scholarship, you聽join a community of聽engaged and supportive young leaders who聽enrich 澳门二四六天天彩 with their diverse perspectives, involvement, and innovation.

While studying at a global top 40 university, and North America’s most international university, you’ll have the chance to grow, connect, research, and innovate.

澳门二四六天天彩 offers a wide range of opportunities inside and outside the classroom 鈥 from to and聽study abroad 鈥 to round out聽your degree and help you contribute to the university鈥檚 thriving community.

Merit-based awards

As soon as you receive an offer of admission to 澳门二四六天天彩, you’ll automatically be considered for these merit-based awards. Consideration is based on your demonstrated academic achievement and your extracurricular involvement.

International Major Entrance Scholarship

International Major Entrance Scholarships (IMES) are awarded to聽exceptional international students entering undergraduate programs at 澳门二四六天天彩. Students receive their IMES when they enter their first year at 澳门二四六天天彩, and the scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years of聽study. The number and level of these scholarships awarded each year vary, depending on available聽funding.

For the 2024/2025 academic year, IMES awards will be valued at $20,000/year.


To be聽considered for the IMES, you must:

  • Be new to 澳门二四六天天彩, entering directly from secondary school.
  • Be an international student who will be studying at聽澳门二四六天天彩 on a Canadian study permit (student visa). (Changes to your citizenship聽status will affect your IMES eligibility.)
  • Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and intellectual promise, as well as impressive extracurricular and聽community involvement.
  • Not be nominated for聽a need-and-merit-based International Scholars award.
  • Apply to 澳门二四六天天彩 by the admissions deadline.

Outstanding International Student Award

The Outstanding International Student (OIS) Award is a one-time, merit-based entrance scholarship awarded to qualified students when they are offered admission to 澳门二四六天天彩.聽Students selected for this award show聽strength academically and display聽involvement outside of the classroom.聽

For the 2024/2025 academic year, OIS awards will be valued at $10,000 – $25,000.


To be聽considered for an OIS Award, you must:

  • Be new to 澳门二四六天天彩, entering directly from secondary school or post-secondary (university or college).
  • Be an international student studying at 澳门二四六天天彩 on a聽Canadian study permit (student visa). (Changes to your citizenship status will聽affect your scholarship eligibility.)
  • Demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and strong extracurricular involvement.
  • Not be nominated for聽a need-and-merit-based International Scholars award.
  • Apply to 澳门二四六天天彩 by the admissions deadline.

How to apply for merit-based awards

If you apply to 澳门二四六天天彩 by the admissions deadline, you will automatically be considered for the International Major Entrance Scholarship and the Outstanding International Student Award.

Scholarship and evaluation timeline

Merit-based awards are evaluated based on an applicant鈥檚 academic and personal profile. All international undergraduate applicants are considered for OIS and IMES awards, so the award evaluation process is highly competitive.

Admissions decisions and award evaluations are two separate processes. You will be considered for merit-based scholarships after you receive an offer of admission to 澳门二四六天天彩. While offers of admission may start rolling out in January, scholarship decisions are made between mid-March to the end of April.

Due to the large volume of applicants eligible for awards consideration, only successful recipients will receive notification of an award offer. Recipients of the IMES and OIS awards will receive their award offer in advance of their admission acceptance deadline date. Most students’ deadline will be May 1. The award offers are final and recipients will have up until their admissions offer deadline to accept their awards offer.

Financial Planning

Our OIS and IMES are merit-based awards and we are unable to take financial need into consideration. Recipients of OIS and IMES awards are encouraged to create a financial plan for the duration of their degree at 澳门二四六天天彩 as these awards do not cover the full cost of education. Visit financial planning for helpful resources and calculators to help you create your own individual plan.

澳门二四六天天彩 Okanagan International Welcome Award

The 澳门二四六天天彩 Okanagan International Welcome Award is a $5,000 award applied to international students鈥 first-year tuition at 澳门二四六天天彩 Okanagan.

All international students who apply to 澳门二四六天天彩 with a 澳门二四六天天彩 Okanagan degree listed as their first choice and who are accepted and enrol into their 澳门二四六天天彩 Okanagan first-choice program, will receive this award. The $5,000 award is a credit toward tuition fees for your first year of full-time study on the Okanagan campus. 50% of the award will be applied to Term 1 tuition and 50% of the award will be applied to Term 2 tuition.

The award is designed to welcome international students to the Okanagan campus and help you get the best possible start to your 澳门二四六天天彩 Okanagan experience.


To be considered for the International Welcome Award, you must:

  • be a first-year international student,
  • select a 澳门二四六天天彩 Okanagan degree listed as your first choice, and
  • be accepted to 澳门二四六天天彩 Okanagan and enrol into your first-choice degree.

How to apply

If you are accepted to 澳门二四六天天彩 on your 澳门二四六天天彩 Okanagan first-choice degree, this award will automatically be applied against your tuition fees.

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International Scholars Program

The brings some of the world’s brightest young undergraduates to 澳门二四六天天彩. International Scholars are high academic achievers who have demonstrated exceptional extracurricular activities, show a desire to create global change, and they are dedicated to giving back to their schools and communities.logo

Earn a globally recognized degree at a top university

A 澳门二四六天天彩 degree opens doors and connects you to a vast alumni network across the globe.

Study with the brightest students in the world

You鈥檒l join a community of engaged and supportive young leaders and study among the best and the brightest. You and your fellow Scholars will enrich 澳门二四六天天彩 and the global community with your diverse perspectives, committed involvement, and innovative initiatives.

Take advantage of unique learning opportunities

You鈥檒l have access to numerous opportunities inside and outside the classroom that will enrich your university experience.

Access dedicated advising and support

You鈥檒l be supported by a team of dedicated International Scholars Program advisors throughout your degree, plus a network of staff from across 澳门二四六天天彩鈥檚 faculties and services who will encourage your academic, personal, and career development.

澳门二四六天天彩 Vantage One scholarships and awards

澳门二四六天天彩鈥檚 Vantage One program is for academically strong international students whose English language proficiency does not yet meet the requirements for direct admission into 澳门二四六天天彩.

If you are a new 澳门二四六天天彩 Vantage One student, you’re eligible for 澳门二四六天天彩 Vantage One awards. These scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, intellectual promise, and extracurricular or community involvement. Some of the scholarships also consider financial need. 澳门二四六天天彩 Vantage One awards include:

  • International Major Entrance Scholarship for Vantage One
  • Vantage One Entrance Award
  • Vantage One Excellence Award

Timelines, application processes, and eligibility criteria vary for the different 澳门二四六天天彩 Vantage One awards.

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Plan your finances

University is a significant financial investment that will pay returns for the rest of your life.

To get a full picture of what your聽first year at 澳门二四六天天彩 will cost – including tuition and books, meals and living costs, transportation expenses, and more – enter your details into the 澳门二四六天天彩 cost calculator. You can try as many different calculations as you’d like to help get a breakdown of your first-year costs.

Scholarships and awards for current international students

澳门二四六天天彩 continues to support international students through a variety of in-program scholarships and awards. Scholarship and award amounts will vary, as will their renewability.