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Study Abroad

The BC Scholarship Society, in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, hosts a suite of international scholarships designed to support students from BC in studying abroad.


Scholarships of $2,000 - $5,000 are available from the One World International Scholarship program. These travel funding scholarships are available to students who are Canadian citizens and BC residents and enrolled in a program of at least one year in length, leading to a credential offered by a BC public post- secondary institution.

An eligible study/work abroad program starts within a year of receiving funding and is an activity that is either a formal part of the student's credential program or is an experiential learning opportunity involving language acquisition and/or cultural training.

How to apply

The scholarships are awarded by Royal Roads University. Applications to this program are considered on the basis of academic merit, educational objectives, institutional and/or community involvement, past experiences that relate to potential for success with study abroad, and readiness to go overseas.

A complete application comprises:

  • The application form
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary studies to date, in British Columbia and elsewhere;
  • Two reference forms – one completed by an academic reference (speaking directly to your academic abilities) and one by a non-academic reference (speaking to your volunteer or extra-curricular activities).

Submit the complete application to RRU's Financial Aid & Awards office.

Important dates

March 1 and September 1 competitions launch
April 1 and October 1 competitions close
May 1 and November 1 results released