Indigenous Graduate Entrance Fellowship


January 31, 2022

Eligibility of Citizenship: Canadian
Degree Level: Masters and Doctoral
Award Status: Closed
Applicant Status: Incoming Students


Quick Facts

The Indigenous Graduate Entrance Fellowship is a merit-based fellowship that is awarded to incoming full-time Indigenous, Canadian graduate students entering a thesis-based graduate program at UBC’s Okanagan campus. This includes Canadian First Nations, Métis, or Inuit students. The Fellowship provides funding for up to two years (at $10,000 per year) and is awarded as a one-time award per student per degree program.

Value:  $20,000 ($10,000/year for up to 2 years)


  • Incoming full-time thesis-based master’s and doctoral students
  • Complete applications submitted by the application deadline receive priority consideration
  • Submissions after the deadline will be considered if funding is available

Evaluation Criteria

Application Procedures

  • All applicants who have submitted a complete admission application by the deadline, and who have identified as Indigenous, will automatically be considered for this fellowship. No additional application is required
  • The College of Graduate Studies determines eligible applicants and informs relevant graduate programs of such
  • Students are not able to update or make changes to their admission application for the purpose of this fellowship


  • The Indigenous Graduate Entrance Fellowship is administered by the College of Graduate Studies
  • Applications are adjudicated by the College of Graduate Studies Scholarship and Awards Committee
  • Priority is given to applications received by January 31
  • Only successful applicants are notified

condition for AWARD Holders 

Satisfactory Progress

  • Award holders must maintain satisfactory progress in their programs of study and remain registered as a full-time student for each term of the award payment. If the College of Graduate Studies determines that a student is not making satisfactory progress, the College of Graduate Studies reserves the right to cancel the Indigenous Graduate Entrance Fellowship awarded to that student


  • Students receiving an award cannot defer the award to a subsequent fiscal year

Leave of Absence

  • Students granted a leave of absence retain the full value of any university graduate fellowship or other award whose terms and conditions are established by the College of Graduate Studies. An award will be suspended at the onset of the leave, and reinstated at the termination of the leave period, provided the student returns to full-time study within the same academic year


  • If an award holder withdraws from their program of study, the funding received during the term for which the withdrawal is processed will be recovered by the College of Graduate Studies


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