Study Abroad Financial Support

Put NIC's Funding Opportunities To Work for You

Global Skills Opportunity, the Government of Canada’s Outbound Student Mobility Pilot Program: Two Global Skills Opportunity funding grants have been confirmed at the North Island College and will be distributed between 2021 and 2025 to develop a versatile and sustainable study abroad program. The Learning and Working Together to Build 2026 project has received $500,000 CAD to build on NIC’s expertise in international exchange opportunities to provide diverse opportunities for experiential and place-based learning, while the Passage from Northwest Canada: Students from northern BC, Yukon and Northwest Territories Go Global has received $700,000CAD to offer students from a group of five post-secondary institutions across northwestern Canada to create new joint international learning opportunities. Both projects will focus on four key themes related to Indigenization, decolonization, internationalization and environmental sustainability, and will prioritize encouraging students that traditionally have not engaged in outbound mobility to travel and learn abroad.

Administered by Colleges and Institutes Canada
Per Student Up to $5500 available for students participating in an ‘in person’ exchange; up to $500 available for students participating in a ‘virtual’ exchange'
Application Deadline

Flexible; contact OGE istudyabroad@nic.bc.ca

Global Skills Opportunity Scholarship Application Form

Fund Distribution Funds distributed after student is notified of the award
Criteria & More Information Must be approved for study abroad activity prior to applying for funding.
See Eligibility Criteria on the application form.

 

One World International Scholarships of between $2,000 to $5,000 are awarded to students participating in study, or work-abroad programs that are either experiential learning opportunities (language or cultural training), or that provide credits toward the BC academic credential they are working towards.

Administered by Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society
Per Student Up to $5,000
Application Deadline

Flexible; contact OGE istudyabroad@nic.bc.ca

Fund Distribution Funds distributed after student is notified of the award
Criteria & More Information Must be approved for study abroad activity prior to applying for funding.
See Eligibility Criteria at www.ikbbc.ca

 

With the support of Global Affairs Canada, UMAP International Secretariat (IS) — currently hosted at Vancouver Community College, is providing funding for Canadian citizen students registered at UMAP Canada member institutions to participate in study programs (physical and virtual) at UMAP member institutions outside of Canada.

Administered by UMAP International Secretariat
Per Student

Up to $2000 per month to a maximum of $16,000 CAD available for students participating in an ‘in person’ exchange for up to eight months.

Up to $1000 available for students participating in a ‘virtual’ short-term exchange.

Application Deadline

Ongoing, based on financial availability

Fund Distribution By invitation only. Funds distributed after approval from both NIC and UMAP and following being accepted into a physical or virtual UMAP exchange program.
Criteria & More Information

Must be approved for study abroad activity prior to applying for funding.
See Eligibility Criteria at https://umap.org/scholarships/

 

BCSA: The BC Study Abroad Scholarships celebrates the study abroad experience through student generated content and financial support. Scholarship recipients will receive $500 CAD and the opportunity to share their in-person and/or virtual exchange study abroad experience via blog and photos.

Administered by BC Study Abroad Scholarships
Per Student $500 CAD
Application Deadline

Visit website for information

Fund Distribution Funds distributed directly to student
Criteria & More Information Must be approved for study abroad activity prior to applying for funding.
See Eligibility Criteria at www.bcstudyabroad.ca/scholarships-and-awards

Other Opportunities

Specialized Exchange Programs: Specialized exchange programs are exchange programs with financial supports for students, normally supported by additional funding such as government or industry-supported programs. Students are advised to contact with the faculty member designated for the program to explore funding eligibility. Funding typically includes support for travel and accommodation.

STUDENTAID BC FUNDING

Students interested in exchange programs, short-term study abroad, internships, practicums and co-op programs may be eligible to apply for or continue their current StudentAid BC funding to study overseas. Please see book an appointment with a Financial Aid Advisor at your campus to find out more.

Are you looking for more information on financial aid as a student at NIC? Visit our Financial Awards page.
Questions? Contact the Office of Global Engagement with your study abroad questions. T: 1-250-334-5033 or istudyabroad@nic.bc.ca