Program Components

The UNB / QES Scholarship Program was designed to provide international opportunities for both Canadian and International students under the following 3 components:

1.  Scholarship for UNB Graduate Students to conduct research, work or study in ODA Commonwealth Countries: 

Graduate students can apply to the program to conduct research, volunteer or participate in research projects.  Students can accomplish this through various activities with host partners and the outcomes of their activities will be designed to benefit both the host organization and the student's academic program.  To ensure the experience is directly relevent to the graduate student's area of focus, scholars can choose from any eligible ODA Commonwealth Country, but they must submit full proposals to their UNB supervisor and members of the Global Learning and Engagement Team.   Proposals will be evaluated based on the relevance of their research, destination, faculty approval and risk management criteria.  Scholarships are a maximum of $6,000 each.

2.  Internships for UNB Undergraduate Students to ODA Commonwealth Countries

Undergraduate students can apply to participate in internships with UNB partners in Malawi, Zambia, Ghana, Jamaica and Barbados.  In some cases, students can propose to participate in internships with host organizations under the Omprakash program, but these placements must meet all prior criteria.  Working in close collaboration with our partners, undergraduate students will gain a deeper understanding of development issues related to the environment (land, water, climate change), local communities (health & nutrition, education, economic development and physical fitness) and human rights (women & girls, indegious peoples, and marginalized groups).  All applications must be approved by a Faculty Member prior to applying for the scholarship. Scholarships are a maximum of $6,000 each.

3.  Scholarships for Graduate Students from Commonwealth Countries to study at UNB

International Students and International Exchange Students can apply to this program for a 1 academic term (4 months).  These funds are designed to support degree seeking students or provide an opportunity for students from our partnering Universiteis to exprience academic life at UNB.  Students must be accepted (full time or through our exchange program) to any UNB Graduate program and be supported by a Faculty Member.  Preferences will be given to first year students from countries identified under this program.