India and Commonwealth countries in Africa

Four month Visiting Scholarship for students from India and Commonwealth countries in Africa

Through this program, we are pleased to invite applications from outstanding students from India and Commonwealth countries in Africa currently enrolled in a postgraduate program to apply for funding to be a visiting scholar at UBC for a period of four months. During this time, visiting scholars may take 1 graduate course at UBC, engage in seminars, and develop skills relevant to their current research work.

Applicants must currently be conducting forestry research at a university in India or Commonwealth countries in Africa (preferably, at one of our partner institutions) and identify a UBC faculty member who is willing to mentor them during their visit to UBC.

The UBC faculty mentor should have an active research program that is well-aligned with the applicant’s research.  The scholarship covers airfare (max C$2,100) and living expenses (C$1,500 month x 4 months).

The deadlines are June 15, 2016 (for January – April 2017 term) and February 15, 2016 (for September – December 2016 or September – April 2017 terms). For more information, download the PDF application. Materials should be emailed to Dan Naidu.

Download PDF Application

2016 Master of International Forestry (MIF) Scholarships for students from India and Commonwealth countries in Africa

Through this program, we are pleased to invite applications from outstanding students from India and Commonwealth countries in Africa to complete the 10-month course-based Master of International Forestry (MIF) programme in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Applicants must have an academic background in science, social science, or a related discipline with adequate grounding in natural resource conservation and management. The total value of the scholarship is: living expenses (C$1,500 x 10 months), airfare (max C$2,100), and tuition (currently C$28,068.96) and student fees (currently C$1,079 per year including iMED and extended health care fee). Unpaid internship costs will be covered on a case by case basis.

The deadline is February 29, 2016 (for Sept 2016 start date). For more information, download the PDF application.

To apply for this scholarship, please visit the Faculty of Forestry website, and complete the seven required documents which are also listed in the PDF below. With the exception of academic documents and language proficiency scores, all other documentation are submitted via our electronic submission system.

Scholarship questions should be directed to Dan.Naidu@ubc.ca.

Download PDF Application

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Partner Organizations

We encourage (but do not require) that activities be carried out in cooperation with a partner organization that can help with logistics, safety, etc. abroad. Preference will be given to projects partnering with our QES partners: