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Funding Your KPU Global Learning Experience

Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society

  • The One World International Scholarship program provides multiple scholarships to students studying abroad each year.
    In the last year, 26 KPU students received awards of between $1,000-$3,500 to help fund their study abroad experience.
    Application deadline: November 19th, 2018.
    Eligibility:  www.ikbbc.ca/international-scholarships/about-this-scholarship/     
    Amount: $1,000 to $3,500

    Download the application form and submit it to the KPU International office at Surrey Cedar 1145 or Richmond, room 1400 by April 30th, 2018 at 4PM.

    Please note that your unofficial transcript is available by following these instructions, where you can either screenshot your unofficial transcript records, or save the page generated as a .pdf.

  • The Premier's Scholarship application must be submitted directly to the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society.
    Application deadline: April 30th, 2018 at 4:00PM (received at the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society Office)
    Eligibility: www.ikbbc.ca/international-scholarships/about-this-scholarship/     
    Amount: $6,000 to $10,000

    The application can be found here.

    Please note that your unofficial transcript is available by following these instructions, where you can either screenshot your unofficial transcript records, or save the page generated as a .pdf.

    Please mail your completed application directly to: Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society, #109 - 645 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1G2
     

Student Awards and Financial Assistance

Scholarships and Awards
Students participating in international learning opportunities are still eligible to apply for KPU scholarships and awards. Please visit KPU Student Awards and Financial Assistance website. There are a few specific opportunities to draw attention to:

  • KPU Student Educational Enhancement Fund - (up to $500) to help support learning experiences outside of the classroom which are directly related to their program of study and educational goals.
     
  • KPU Student Leadership Awards - ($1000) awarded to a student who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to KPU student life while also maintaining a good academic standard.
     
  • Dr. Barry Leach Endowed Memorial Awards - (up to $1360) will be presented to two students: one for studying Environmental Protection Technology and one for studying History and/or International Studies.
    Search "Dr. Barry Leach Endowed Memorial Awards" here KPU Awards Guide.
     
  • White Rock & Surrey Naturalists' Society Barry Leach Endowed Memorial Scholarship - (up to $1280) the White Rock & Surrey Naturalists' Society is pleased to present an award to a student with a commitment to ecology or environmental studies.
    Search "White Rock & Surrey Naturalists' Society Barry Leach Endowed Memorial Scholarship" here KPU Awards Guide.
     
  • KPU Awards Guide - visit the awards guide for a full list of opportunities available to you as a KPU student.

 

External Awards Specific to International Learning Opportunities

Award: BC Study Abroad Scholarship
Description: Scholarships for Canadian undergraduate business students.
Amount: $1500
Deadline: Closed
Website: http://www.bcstudyabroad.ca/financial-aid#scholarships-and-awards

Award: Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship
Description: Scholarships for Canadian undergraduate students.
Amount: $1000
Deadline: Closed
Website: http://www.bcstudyabroad.ca/financial-aid#scholarships-and-awards

Award: Export Development Canada International Business Scholarships
Description: Scholarships for Canadian undergraduate business students.
Amount: 30 awards valued at $4000 each
Deadline: Closed
Website: www.edc.ca/scholarships

Award: British Universities Transantlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) Award
Description: The Scholarship is open to all undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place during the 2018/2019 academic year at UK university or college which is BUTEX affiliated.
Amount: £500
Deadline: 15th June 2018.
Website: http://www.butex.ac.uk/scholarships/how-to-apply/

Award: Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan)
Description: This scholarship is for exchange students studying in Japan and is provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). Past KPU students that studied in Japan have been successful recipients of this scholarship.
Amount: Monthly stipend of 80,000 JPY
Deadline: Determined by partner university in Japan. Please inquire through the school you go on exchange to.
Website: http://www.jasso.go.jp/en/study_j/scholarships/scholarship/short_term.html 

Helpful Websites

Student Loans

Students participating in exchange and some other international learning opportunities are generally eligible to apply or remain eligible for their student loans. For information on applying, please visit the KPU Student Awards and Financial Assistance website.  Students seeking additional funding can also inquire with any financial institution regarding loans and a Coast Capital Savings student lines of credit.