One World International Scholarship - LESD & BLES Exchange


Funded by the BC Scholarship Society, the One World International Scholarship supports Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD) and Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies (BLES) students participating in the academic exchange.

The exchange takes place for Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD) students at South East Technological University in Waterford, Ireland and Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD) or Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies (BLES) students at the University of Portsmouth in Portsmouth, England.



Funded by the BC Scholarship Society, the scholarship will contribute $5,000 per candidate towards travelling abroad for a semester to the University of Portsmouth or South East Technological University. 



  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada for at least one year.
  • Resident of British Columbia, defined as having a primary residence in the province for at least 12 consecutive months before the date of full-time enrollment in the program for which the scholarship is applied.
  • Enrolled in the Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD) or Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies (BLES) programs. Preference is given to students currently enrolled in their second year of studies (for LESD applicants only). 
  • Demonstrated academic excellence with a minimum B average in cumulative GPA and a minimum B average in LESD-required English courses.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the international learning experience.



The application deadline can vary each semester and it will be informed by the Office of International Affairs once the programs are open for application. As a reference, the usual deadlines are the following.

  • Fall semester exchange: April 1st
  • Winter semester exchange: August 1st



  • Download and complete an Application form
  • Provide an unofficial transcript to show proof of academic performance. Unofficial transcripts can be obtained via student portal.
  • A written and supportive essay with a minimum of 1,000 words. Must have Faculty markup and grade included. The paper must include a minimum of four references and be written using APA style.
  • Shortlisted candidates may be required to present a formal presentation to the selection committee relating to their essays as part of the application process.
  • Students will be notified whether or not they have been selected two to four weeks after the application deadline. This notification will include information on how funds are disbursed.

Note: Failure to complete all sections of the application form may result in disqualification of your application. Any misrepresentation will result in a penalty which could include but is not limited to, expulsion from your program, ineligibility to be considered for future awards and forfeit of any outstanding awards.



If you have any questions about the One World International Scholarship, contact the Financial Aid Office at For more information about exchange programs, contact the Office of International Affairs at