RIO Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program
University of British Columbia
Deadline:  16th June

All Nationalities
M.Tech. (Master of Technology),Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy),M.Arch. (Master of Architecture),M.Plan. (Master of Planning),M.Com. (Master of Commerce),M.S. (Master of Surgery),M.Phil. (Master of Philosophy),M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration),M.Ed. (Master of Education),M.S. (Master of Science),M.Des. (Master of Design),M.C.A. (Master of Computer Applications),M.Optom. (Master of Optometry),M.P.H. (Master of Public Health),M.Voc. (Master of Vocation),M.H.R.D.M. (Master in Human Resources Development Management),M.Ch. (Master of Chirurgiae),M.Sc. (Master of Science),M.Text. (Master of Textile),M.A (Master of Arts)

Scholarship Overview

RIO Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program, 2021 is offered for Masters, PhD degree in the field of Courses offered at the University. You can apply to this scholarship here. The deadline for the sending your application is 30 Jun 2021. This scholarship is provided by University of British Columbia and the value of this scholarship is Partial Funding, $18,000 . This scholarship is open for: Open to all nationalities.

  • Degree: Masters, PhD
  • Provided by: University of British Columbia
  • Deadline: 30 Jun 2021
  • Scholarship value: Partial Funding, $18,000

The University of British Columbia has initiated RIO Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program, 2021 with an objective to support and encourage students with excellent academic merit and possess an outgoing personality, enrolled to study at University.

Value of RIO Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program, 2021:

  • The successful applicants of RIO Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program, 2021 will receive scholarship amount of $18,000.


  • Applicants from all nationalities are eligible.
  • Applicants must meet all the program-specific requirements.
  • Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in a full-time study program for a graduate degree.
  • Applicants can only enroll in the following Eligible Research Areas-
  1. Aluminum metallurgy
  2. Electrolysis
  3. Hydrometallurgy
  4. Environment
  5. Analytical technologies
  6. Modeling and control systems
  7. Data Science 

How To Apply

Applicants must check with their graduate program regarding their program’s internal application deadline. Internal application deadlines are often several weeks before the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies nomination deadline.  The following application materials are required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applicants submit their application package to their graduate program.

  • Cover letter listing:
    • student name
    • UBC student number
    • UBC graduate program
    • name of UBC supervisor
    • names of those providing letters of recommendation
  • Proof of enrollment or acceptance
    • Current UBC students: You can obtain a proof of enrollment in your SSC account in 'Grades and Records' > 'Proof of Enrollment letters'.
  • Project description: must include proposed timelines. Maximum four pages, double spaced.
  • up-to-date, official academic records for all university-level studies (including studies undertaken but not completed and transfer courses)
    • For UBC transcripts, the applicant's "Academic History" printed from the SISC by the applicant's graduate program will be accepted.  Please note that the SSC student "grade summary" page is not acceptable; please specifically request the "Academic History" document from your graduate program who has access to the SISC staff system (different from the student SSC system).
    • For institutions other than UBC:
      • only official* transcripts will be accepted. These may be original or certified true copies provided by the applicant's graduate program. Please note that students must request certified true copies of transcripts from their graduate program, not from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
      • up-to-date, official* transcripts from eVision (UBC graduate admission system) will be accepted. These should be certified by the applicant's graduate program. Please note that students must request certified copies of transcripts from their graduate program, not from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
        • transcripts on eVision that were uploaded by the applicant (ex. not stamped "G+PS Official") are also acceptable if the "G+PS Official" version is not available and if they are scans of official transcripts.  Transcripts that were uploaded by the applicant that are unofficial (ex. "this is an unofficial transcript" watermark on each page by the issuing institution) are not acceptable.
      • for all transcripts, please ensure that the grading key/legend for the institution is also provided
      • transcripts that are in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by an official English translation.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or researchers (one of whom must be your research supervisor), who have followed the applicant’s progress during his or her university studies. Only recommendation letters signed by the person providing the reference are acceptable; original, faxed, and scanned copies sent by e-mail are acceptable.
  • Up to date CV (no page limit).

*If official transcripts are not available on eVision: Many universities, including UBC, are not able to provide official paper transcripts at this time.  However, the vast majority of institutions will provide their students/graduates with official transcripts via email or secure digital services (eg. Parchment), either of which will meet the requirement for official transcripts.