Make the most of the financial resources available to you as a UBC graduate student.

Graduate students are awarded financial aid on a competitive basis. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) considers all program applications for financial aid; a separate application is not required.

G+PS provides financial aid through scholarships, tuition awards, and scholarship top-ups. Funding is awarded based on academic excellence and is open to all domestic and international graduate students. PhD students receive a minimum financial commitment of $22,000 once admitted to the program.

We strongly encourage all applicants of the Vancouver School of Economics graduate programs to seek external (non-UBC) sources of support.

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching assistantships (TAships) may also be available to fund your graduate studies. TAships are governed by the university’s collective agreement and the Teaching Assistants’ Union. TAships are carried out under the direction of a faculty member and include:

  • Conducting undergraduate seminars
  • Marking assignments and exams
  • Being available for student consultations

The total hours per week spent on these duties will not exceed twelve.

Funding Resources

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