About the Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security:
The Liu Institute for Global Issues at the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs is inviting outstanding international students to apply for the Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security for the academic year 2023–2024. This award aims to support both domestic and international students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada.
About the University of British Columbia (UBC):
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a renowned public research institution located in British Columbia, Canada, with campuses in Kelowna and near Vancouver. Established in 1908, it is one of the oldest universities in British Columbia and consistently ranks among the top three institutions of higher education in Canada. UBC has a robust research program with an annual research budget of $759 million, supporting over 8,000 projects.
The Vancouver campus of UBC is situated about 10 kilometers (6 miles) west of downtown Vancouver, within the University Endowment Lands. TRIUMF, Canada’s national particle and nuclear physics laboratory, is located at UBC and houses the world’s largest cyclotron. UBC is also home to the first Max Planck Institute in North America, specializing in quantum materials, along with institutions like the Stuart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute and Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. The UBC Library system, one of Canada’s largest research libraries, contains approximately 10 million books across 21 locations.
UBC has received recognition in various post-secondary rankings. It ranked second in Canada and 44th globally in the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Additionally, UBC was ranked 47th globally and third in Canada in the 2023 QS World University Rankings. The university achieved second place in Canada and 40th globally in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Furthermore, UBC was ranked second in Canada and 35th globally in the 2022–23 U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking. In the 2023 reputation survey and category rankings for Canadian medical doctoral universities, Maclean’s magazine placed UBC in third position.
Benefits of the Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security:
For the academic year 2023-2024, the University of British Columbia will provide local and international students with a minimum award amount ranging from $1,000 to $1,500.
Eligibility for the Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security:
- All nationalities are eligible.
- Acceptable Courses or Subjects: Master’s and Ph.D. programs in global security and nuclear disarmament.
- Acceptable Standards: Application requirements for the Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security include being enrolled in a Ph.D. or Master’s program.
Application Procedure for the Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security:
To be considered for the Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security, applicants should follow these steps:
- Apply for admission to the University of British Columbia’s Master’s and Doctoral degree programs.
- Candidates will be automatically considered for the scholarship upon registration.
Applicants are required to provide two business reference letters and a one-page overview of their engagement in business and leadership philosophy.
Before applying for admission, applicants must confirm the entry requirements of their chosen program.
Applicants from outside their native country often need to meet strict English language requirements to be admitted to a university.
The application deadline for the Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security is June 30, 2023.
To apply for the scholarship and access further details, please visit the official scholarship page.