Funding Options

Arts Research Abroad Award

Arts courses that are designated as a Arts Research Abroad (ARA) course will provide an award which will cover 70-100% of program costs for eligible students. Please note that not all Arts courses have ARA designation. In order to be considered for the award, you must meet the eligibility requirements, as well as participate in a selection process:

  • Completed 60 credits of undergraduate coursework (3rd or 4th year standing)
  • Be within a qualifying major within the Faculty of Arts for the course
  • Have a minimum GPA of 70% in the top 24 credits of the previous academic year. Priority will be given to students that have 75% in the top 27 credits of the previous academic year.
  • Be enrolled in at least 24 credits in the current academic year or enrolled in maximum sufficient credits to satisfy graduation requirements if this is your final year
  • Some courses may have pre-requisite requirements. Visit the course page for details.

When you apply to any available ARA course, you will be automatically assessed for the ARA award. Admission to ARA courses is only by application to Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE)’s International Service Learning program.

Regional and International Service Learning Award

This $1500 award is open to UBC students from all faculties participating in eligible ORICE programs.

This $1500 award is open to eligible UBC students participating in ORICE programs (eligibility of program will be listed on individual program web-pages). Students from all faculties are eligible. Additional eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Completed 60 credits of undergraduate coursework (3rd or 4th year standing)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 70% in the top 21 credits of the previous academic year. Priority will be given to students that have 75% in the top 27 credits of the previous academic year.
  • Be enrolled in at least 24 credits in the current academic year or enrolled in maximum sufficient credits to satisfy graduation requirements if this is your final year
  • Some programs may have pre-requisite requirements. Visit the program web page for details.

When you apply to any eligible program, you will be automatically assessed for the Regional and International Service Learning Award. Admission to regional and international service learning programs is by application.