Award Opportunities

The College of Graduate Studies offers a variety of funding options and fellowships to graduate students.

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Campbell Family Graduate Award in Fine Arts Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

Consistent with the admission period for which a student is applying

A $2,000 award has been made available to a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to a student who has demonstrated artistic excellence and academic achievement.

Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Canadian and Permanent Residence Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

September 9, 2022 at 4:00pm PT

The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad.

Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral Program Canadian and Permanent Residence Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

September 13, 2022 at 12:00 noon PT

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D) Program is to promote continued excellence in Canadian research by rewarding and retaining high-calibre doctoral students at Canadian institutions.

Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program Canadian and Permanent Residence Masters Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

TBA: likely December 1, 2022 at 5:00 PM (PST)

The Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS-M) Program provides financial support for one year to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies in their chosen fields.

China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarships International Doctoral Incoming Students Closed

TBA: Applicants apply directly to CSC, likely March 2023

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is a government agency in China which provides scholarships to students for doctoral and postdoctoral studies abroad. UBC has developed an agreement with the CSC and with specific Chinese universities to be a preferred host institution for CSC scholarship holders.

Desmond Schumann Memorial Award in Graduate Studies Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

TBA

A $2,500 award is offered by Silver Star Resort Ltd. in memory of its entrepreneurial patriarch Desmond Schumann to a student enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Graduate Entrance Award Canadian and Permanent Residence Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students Open

Consistent with the admission period for which a student is applying

Three Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Graduate Entrance Awards valued at $15,000 each are available to students entering their first year of graduate studies in a thesis-based Masters or Doctoral program in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or an Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies program with a supervisor who is a member of the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies Graduate Fellowship Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Open

Consistent with the admission period for which a student is applying

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) Graduate Fellowship is a merit-based award open to incoming and continuing full-time students supervised by FCCS faculty. It is available to both Masters and Doctoral students, domestic or international.

Faculty of Science Graduate Entrance Award Canadian and Permanent Residence Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students Open

Consistent with the admission period for which a student is applying

Three Faculty of Science (FoS) Graduate Entrance Awards valued at $15,000 each are available to students entering their first year of graduate studies in a thesis-based Masters or Doctoral program in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science or an Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies program with a supervisor who is a member of the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science.

Finch Family Graduate Award Canadian and Permanent Residence Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Open

October 21, 2022

Ken and Jean Finch are pleased to offer one $10,000 award to a PhD student and one $5,000 award each to two Master’s students who are engaged in a thesis-based full-time graduate degree program at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to students whose studies may lead to entrepreneurship, innovation, community involvement or local economic development.

Friedman Award for Scholars in Health Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

TBA: likely March 2023

The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health supports learning and research opportunities for graduate students or medical residents working in the broad area of health, to bring new perspectives to their education and further their career.

Governor General’s Gold Medal Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

Check with your Faculty (likely April 2023)

One gold medal is awarded to the student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record as a doctoral or master’s student completing a dissertation or thesis. This is an opportunity to honour the best in the graduating class within the College of Graduate Studies

Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Open

Please check with your Faculty.

The Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship (GDTF) is a merit-based fellowship that is awarded to full-time, thesis-based graduate students who are approaching their final term and are focusing on the completion of their thesis or dissertation. This fellowship is intended to provide financial support while students are engaged in the final writing stages of their graduate program. Students may receive a GDTF only once per degree program.

Indigenous Graduate Fellowship Canadian Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students Open

Consistent with the admission period for which a student is applying

The Indigenous Graduate Fellowship is a merit-based fellowship that is awarded to incoming full-time Canadian Indigenous students entering a thesis-based graduate program. This includes Canadian First Nations, Métis, or Inuit students. The Fellowship provides funding for up to two years for Masters students and up to four years for PhD students (at $10,000 per year).

International Four-Year Doctoral Partial Tuition Award International Doctoral Incoming Students Open

Consistent with the admission period for which a student is applying

The International Four-Year Doctoral Partial Tuition (IDPT) Award is available to incoming international doctoral students and PhD transfer students. The Award pays the tuition differential between international and domestic tuition for eligible students. The award provides funding for up to a total of four years (48 months) per awardee.

IODE War Memorial Scholarship Canadian Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

TBA: Likely, Letter of Intent: October 1, 2022
Application: November 1, 2022

The National Chapter of Canada IODE initiated War Memorial Doctoral Scholarships in 1918 to commemorate Canadians who sacrificed their lives for peace and freedom. Initially, bursaries were granted to children of men and women who lost their lives or who were permanently disabled while fighting for Canada. Since the first scholarships were awarded in 1921, IODE War Memorial Scholars have made important contributions to Canada and the world in medicine, science, business, politics and academia.

Killam Doctoral Scholarships Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

September 13, 2022 at 12:00 noon PT

The Killam Scholarship and Prize Programmes were established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy J. Killam, and through gifts made during her lifetime.

Lashley and Mary Haggman Memorial Research Award Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

Please check with your Faculty (likely October 2022)

A $6,500 research award has been made available through an endowment established by the Estate of Lashley and Mary Haggman for a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus, conducting research on memory or memory-related issues.

Master of Data Science Scholarships Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters Incoming Students Open

Consistent with the admission period for which a student is applying

Master of Data Science Domestic and International Scholarships are a $5,000 entrance scholarship offered annually to domestic and international students in the Master of Data Science program at UBC Okanagan. The scholarship recognizes a student who has demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in their undergraduate or graduate program, field or industry.

Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

TBA: likely June 4, 2023

As part of its ongoing commitment to innovation and research, Rio Tinto offers an $18,000 graduate scholarship for a UBC graduate student in a field of pure or applied science related to Rio Tinto’s activities in mining.

Schmidt Science Fellowships Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

TBA: Graduate Program Nomination Deadline likely March 31, 2023

The Schmidt Science Fellows program provides the world’s best emerging scientists with new skills and perspectives to develop novel solutions to society’s challenges, become scientific and societal thought leaders, and accelerate ground-breaking discoveries.  The program is looking for the brightest minds in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computing who are interested in broadening their horizons.  Fellows receive a stipend of $100,000 USD per year and are supported to pursue a one to two year postdoctoral placement at a world-leading laboratory anywhere in the world in a disciplinary pivot from their PhD.  Fellows also benefit from a Global Meeting Series and personalized mentoring program.

SERB-UBC Scholarship International Doctoral Incoming Students Closed

Program under review. Not accepting applications at this time.

This award, a collaboration between the Science and Engineering Research Board, India (SERB) and UBC, provides up to five scholarships per year to PhD candidates in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Stober Foundation Graduate Entrance Awards Canadian and Permanent Residence Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students Open

Consistent with the admission period for which a student is applying

$20,000 entrance awards (payable at $10,000 per year) have been made available annually through a gift from the Stober Foundation, along with matching funds from The University of British Columbia, to a domestic Masters or PhD student.

UBC Okanagan Academic Fund Application Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Open

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The UBC Okanagan Academic Fund supports graduate student scholarship and research initiatives that are central to the development of the student experience. Applications may be made to the Fund by individual graduate students or organized student groups. Examples of activities supported by the Fund include the cost of bringing speakers and lecturers to campus, and organizing and supporting graduate student-led research events.

UBC Okanagan Graduate Research Scholarships Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Open

Incoming Students: Consistent with the admission period for which a student is applying
Continuing Students: Annual Progress Reports must be submitted by June 1, 2022

UBC Okanagan Graduate Research Scholarships are administered by the College of Graduate Studies through funding made available from the University Budget. UBC Okanagan Graduate Research Scholarships are awarded to graduate students who are registered in a full-time research-based program at UBC Okanagan.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

September 1, 2022 at 12:00 PM (PT)

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields. The Vanier CGS is valued at $50,000 per year for up to three years.