International Student Humanitarian Award, University of British Columbia

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International Student Humanitarian Award: The International Student Humanitarian Award (ISHA) recognizes outstanding international students from impoverished or war-torn areas.

Recipients of International Student Humanitarian Award (ISHA) are students who have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances and would be unable to pursue post-secondary education without financial assistance.

The value of the award is up to $34,000, according to need and depending on the candidate’s program of study.

It can be renewed for up to four years of undergraduate study provided the recipient achieves satisfactory academic standing and continues to hold a valid study permit.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, you must be an international student entering university directly from secondary school and you must be eligible to study in Canada on a Canadian study permit.

You must also meet University of British Columbia's (UBC) competitive admission requirements.

How do I apply?

If you’re interested in applying for this award, ask your counsellor to request a nomination package.

You can also be nominated by international, community-based, and non-governmental organizations. Nomination packages are not sent directly to students.

E-mail: international.counsellors [at]

For further details and application materials, contact: International Student Humanitarian Award Website

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