Financial Support

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All Graduate Students receive a mandatory minimum stipend of $20,000 per year from their Supervisor’s funds. Salary support may also be available through competitive scholarships and awards:
Four Year Fellowship

UBC has a multi-year program supporting top Domestic and International students with $18,200 a year PLUS tuition. For more information please visit http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/four-year-doctoral-fellowship-4yf.

Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) Awards

All students who qualify for the GSI will receive a minimum of $1000 annually.

Eligibility includes:
  • student does not have other major awards. A major award is more than $35,000 annually;
  • student is in either the first two years of their MSc program or the first four years of their PhD program;
The funding will not be offered to students who:
  • receive the Graduate Entrance Scholarship;
  • receive full external tuition support;
  • miss the Annual Supervisory Committee meeting by cut-off date without permission of the Graduate Advisor;
  • do not present in years 1 & 2 at PATH Day.
  • do not send the Annual Supervisory Committee meeting documents to their committee 4 days or more in advance of their meeting.

For information, please visit http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/graduate-support-initiative-gsi-awards.

Graduate Entrance Scholarships

Each incoming student who achieves the minimum academic standard for acceptance into UBC set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and who does not already receive full tuition support, will receive an Entrance Scholarship to cover a portion of their first year tuition fees.

International Partial Tuition Scholarships

The International Partial Tuition Scholarships assist international students with their tuition fees. For information, please visit the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website at http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/international-partial-tuition-scholarship.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Funding Programs

These include:

  • Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Master’s – $17,500 per annum for one year
  • Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral – $35,000 per annum for up to three years
  • Doctoral Research Awards – $22,000 per annum for up to three years

For a comprehensive listing of awards available, both internal and external please visit:
http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/prospective-students?tid=6 and
http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/current-students?tid=5.

The Bridge Program

The Bridge Program is a scholarship-funding and research training program linking the University of British Columbia’s faculties of medicine, engineering and interdisciplinary studies. Qualifying students can receive $18,000 for one year of the MSc studies or $21,000 for one year of their PhD studies. Please see http://www.bridge.ubc.ca/ for more information.