The Graduate Global Leadership Fellowships enable promising leaders from developing countries to pursue doctoral studies at UBC. The fellowships are to support international students showing outstanding leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country.
Fellows are supported to pursue research and study that will enhance and support contributions already made and which will be of particular use when they return home to apply their newly gained skills and/or knowledge. Recipients will be individuals with an appropriate academic background who have established records of contribution to the development of civil and sustainable society in their home countries through professional, academic, or volunteer work.
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Brief Description of the UBC Graduate Global Leadership Fellowships
Host Institution: The University of British Columbia in Vancouver
Scholarship Location: Canada
Course Level: Ph.D. Degree
Number of Awards: Two new fellowships will be offered each year.
Eligible Countries: Citizens of developing countries
Worth of Award: $18,200 per year
Application Deadline: Feb/10 March 2022 (Annual)
Course Level/Field of Study
Ph.D. or DMA programs offered at the University. Fellows would be supported to pursue research and study that would enhance and support contributions already made and which would be of particular use when they return home to apply their newly gained skills and/or knowledge.
Worth of Scholarship/Duration
The scholarship value is $18,200 annually plus tuition for four years.
- Hold a study permit at the beginning of the fellowship funding period
- Be a citizen of a developing country (see list of developing countries) at the time of application for admission
- Have shown outstanding leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
- Be starting their first doctoral degree, in a Ph.D. or DMA program at the UBC Vancouver campus in the year of application
- Students with external funding (external scholarships, third-party sponsorship, etc.) are eligible to apply, but if successful, recipients will have their Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship funding reduced by the amount of their external funding.
Academic Excellence (30%) – As demonstrated by academic transcripts, awards, and distinctions
Research Ability / Potential (30%) – Quality of analytical skills, ability to think critically, ability to apply skills and knowledge, judgment, originality, initiative and autonomy, determination, and ability to complete projects within an appropriate period of time—as demonstrated in the description of the degree program and by work experience, research contributions, letters of appraisal
Leadership in the development of civil and sustainable society in home country (40%) – Established record of leadership in professional, academic, or volunteer work – as demonstrated in the personal statement; work experience, community involvement, and other extracurricular activities; communication skills; and letters of appraisal
Method of Application
Students should complete the application form and request supporting documents (transcripts, letters of reference – see application form for details). Students submit their application package to their UBC graduate program – applications submitted directly to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will not be accepted. Students are advised to verify their graduate program’s deadline well in advance, which is most likely on February 2022.
Application packages must be received by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies from the UBC graduate programs by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 10 March 2022.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the nomination package/application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: