Arts Work Learn International Undergraduate Research Award

The Arts Work Learn International Undergraduate Research award, provides funding to hire undergraduate international Arts students to work on research projects. By participating in these projects, Work Learn funded research assistants contribute to and learn about scholarly inquiry.

The award of $4,200 per student is funded by the UBC Work Learn Program, however, this award differs significantly from the regular program that you may be familiar with.

The UBC Work Learn program is administered through the university and is an employment subsidy program, whereby faculty members top-up the payment amount to create a full time summer position. This award funds part-time summer positions, specifically for international students, and requires no faculty top-up. This award does not follow any of the guidelines that UBC Work Learn sends out, please do not confuse the two opportunities!

This award is a part-time summer position with the student being paid $16.00, subject to taxes and benefits. We will work directly with you to confirm the time frame of the appointment and the eligibility of the student once a name or names of students are provided to us. However, the time-frame we would suggest would be May 1, 2019 – August 15, 2019.

The student must be registered as international. If they are in their 4th year, and graduating in May 2019, we will contact them to provide information on where to find out more about work visa/permits. If you are interested in hiring a 4th year student they may be ineligible due to VISA complications, therefore selecting a 2nd or 3rd year student is a safer approach.

Deadline: 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

Questions about this award can be directed to

Application Form & Instructions:

2019 International Work Learn Award Instructions

2019 International Work Learn Award Application