Award Opportunities

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

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Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Canadian Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

April 30, 2019

The Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship is a merit-based fellowship that is awarded to Aboriginal graduate students who are engaged in full-time study or research leading to a graduate degree. Incoming and currently enrolled Graduate Aboriginal students, which include Canadian First Nations, Métis or Inuit students, are eligible to apply for this funding. Students are required to apply through the annual competition. Fellowships are awarded as a one-time award per degree program.

Canadian Federation of University Women Kelowna Graduate Scholarship Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

October 22, 2018

A scholarship is offered by the Canadian Federation of University Women Kelowna to a female graduate student in the College of Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to a student who is a resident of the Regional District of Central Okanagan, who has demonstrated academic excellence, and who has demonstrated the greatest financial need.

CIHR Graduate Scholarship Canadian and Permanent Residence Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Open

Doctoral Research Award: October 2, 2018
Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program (CGSM): December 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM (PST)

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing master’s or doctoral studies in health sciences.

Educational Graduate Student Recognition Award Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

May 15, 2018

The Faculty of Education recognizes up to eight meritorious students enrolled in programs leading to a graduate degree each year. Awards are made on the basis of applicants’ academic excellence, potential contribution, and relevant interactions and characteristics.

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

October 30, 2018

Ken and Jean Finch are pleased to offer one $10,000 award to a PhD student and one $5,000 award to a Masters student enrolled 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.

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

April 27, 2018

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 thesis. This is an opportunity to honour the best in the graduating class within the College of Graduate Studies

Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarship Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students Open

Pertains to the admission period for which a student is applying

Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarships (GDES) are offered to the best and brightest incoming full-time, thesis-based Master’s and Doctoral students at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

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

Internal deadlines are determined by graduate programs; students are to check with the graduate program in which they are registered.

The Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship is a merit based fellowship that is awarded to full-time, thesis based MFA & PhD students that are approaching their final year and are focussing on the completion of their thesis or dissertation.

International Doctoral Fellowship International Doctoral Incoming Students Closed

Please confirm the deadline with your graduate program.

The International Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) program supports top international students who are starting UBCO doctoral programs.

IODE War Memorial Scholarship Canadian Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

November 1, 2017

The IODE War Memorial Scholarships support PhD scholars whose research make important contributions to Canada and the world in medicine, science, business, politics and academia.

Killam Doctoral Scholarship Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Open

September 17, 2018

The Killam Scholarship and Prize Programmes were established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, and through gifts made during her lifetime. Their primary purpose is to support advanced education and research at five Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Canadian and Permanent Residence Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

May 11, 2018

The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students pursuing exceptional research experiences at research institutions outside of Canada.

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship Canadian and Permanent Residence Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Open

Doctoral CGS/PGS: September 17, 2018
Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program (CGSM): December 3, 2018

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) provides financial support to outstanding eligible students pursuing master’s or doctoral studies in a Canadian university in natural sciences or engineering.

Rio Tinto Alcan Research Fellowships Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

April 16, 2018

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

SSHRC Graduate Scholarship Canadian and Permanent Residence Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Open

Doctoral CGS and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships: September 17, 2018
Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program (CGSM): December 3, 2018

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) provides financial support to outstanding eligible students pursuing master’s or doctoral studies in a Canadian university in social sciences or humanities.

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

October 23, 2017

Up to 15 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support doctoral students pursuing research in one or more of the four themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World, and People in their Natural Environment

University Graduate Fellowship Canadian and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

June 15, 2018

The University Graduate Fellowship (UGF) is awarded to current graduate students with satisfactory progress, first class standing, and who are engaged in a full-time thesis-based program at UBC’s Okanagan Campus.

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

September 6, 2018

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by offering them a significant financial award to assist them during their studies at Canadian universities.

Vicki Green Graduate Award Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

May 1, 2018

An award in the amount of $2,100 has been endowed by Dr. Vicki Green, a member of the Faculty of Education at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.