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.
The following is a partial listing of major funding agencies. Please review their award opportunities and see if you are eligible to apply.
- Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada
- Association of Universities & Colleges of Canada
- International Council for Canadian Studies
- Canadian Bureau for International Education
- Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada
- International Development Research Centre
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research
- Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
- The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Programme (Canadian Applicants)
- Institute for International Education (Fulbright Program)
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.