Graduate Funding

We aim to support all of our graduate students, with the vast majority receiving funding. Well qualified PhD applicants (with a completed MA) receive approximately $25,000 per year over four years (including scholarships, teaching assistantships and research assistantships; contingent upon academic performance), with exceptional students receiving over $40,000 per year.  Typical support for MA students is around $20,000 per year for two years (contingent upon academic performance).

 

Major UBC/Department Awards (over $15,000)

GSI (Graduate Support Initiative) (amounts vary)

Includes entrance scholarships, tuition awards.

http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/graduate-support-initiative-gsi-awards

No separate application required.

 

Killam Doctoral Fellowships ($30,000 a year)

http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/killam-doctoral-scholarships

No separate application required.

 

David and Blanche Gwynne-Vaughan Memorial Scholarship (up to $20,000 a year)

Administered by the department.

No separate application required.

 

Four year Doctoral Fellowships ($18,000 a year)

http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/four-year-doctoral-fellowship-4yf

No separate application required.

 

UBC Affiliate Fellowships (open to all students) (up to $30,000 a year)

http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/affiliated-fellowships; in particular #350, 4821, 4856.

No separate application required.

 

 

Major external awards that can be held at UBC

Vanier Scholarship ($50,000 a year)

http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/vanier-scholarship

 

SSHRC Graduate fellowships (Canadians only) ($17,500-35,000 a year)

http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/sshrc-graduate-scholarships

 

Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships

http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/mackenzie-king-memorial-scholarships

 

 

Teaching Assistantships

Full TAship: 12 hours/week, approximately $11 000

Average TAship for incoming students: 6 hours/week

 

 

UBC Awards (up to $10 000)

International Tuition Award (amounts vary)

http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/international-tuition-award

No separate application required.

 

Scholarships for exchange students (amounts vary)

http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/scholarships-exchange-students

No separate application required.

 

 

Additional Awards (under $2000)

Graduate student international research mobility award

http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/graduate-student-international-research-mobility-award

 

Various awards and bursaries administered through Student Financial Assistance & Awards

http://www.students.ubc.ca/finance/graduate-students/types-of-financial-support/

 

Departmental travel fund (one conference per graduate career)

Administered by the department

 

Malcolm F. McGregor Memorial Scholarship ($3200)

Administered by the department

 

Dennis Molnar Graduate Student Travel Scholarship ($1250)

Administered by the department

 

Homer Armstrong Thompson Travel Scholarship ($4750)

Administered by the department