UBC Awards

Graduate Award Opportunities

UBC’s G+PS provides a listing of awards and scholarships that are available to both current, prospective and outgoing students.

Some examples of awards:

  • Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding – Aboriginal graduate students
  • Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships – The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Indigenous students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year.
  • Affiliated Fellowship (doctoral) Awards – These UBC affiliated awards are open to all students, regardless of citizenship.
  • Affiliated Fellowship (master’s) Awards – The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers approximately 50 Affiliated Fellowships each year to meritorious students for full-time study and/or research leading to a graduate degree.
  • Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Program – By providing support for a high-quality research training experience to awardees, the CGS D program strives to foster impacts within and beyond the research environment.
  • Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s Program – The CGS M Program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada.
  • Go Global – Go Global develops and facilitates international learning opportunities for UBC students and manages the Student Safety Abroad Registry. Student programs include Global Seminars, Exchange, Summer programs, Research and Internships abroad, and Practicum Placements.
  • Governor General’s Gold Medal – One gold medal is awarded to the student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record as a doctoral student. A second gold medal is awarded to the graduate student who has achieved most outstanding academic record as a Master’s student completing a thesis.
  • Killam Doctoral Scholarships – Killam Doctoral Scholarships are the most prestigious awards available to graduate students at UBC. Approximately 15-20 awards are made each year to the top doctoral candidates in the Affiliated Fellowships competition. At present, the Killam Doctoral Scholarship provides an annual stipend valued at $30,000 for two years plus a $2,000 allowance for research-related travel during the 24 months of the scholarship
  • Spring Graduate Awards Competition – A number of University awards for the upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students. The maximum value of funding that can be offered to a student is $16,000, or $18,000 for the #6495 Andrew Nord Fellowships in Rheumatology.
    • SIMONS Foundation Doctoral Scholarship – Two $9,000 scholarships have been endowed by The Simons Foundation to encourage women entering doctoral programs. One award is available in the humanities or social sciences and the second in science or applied science. The recipients will be outstanding women scholars with potential for significant contribution to society through achievement in their chosen field. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
    • James Robert THOMPSON Fellowship – Fellowships totalling $7,600 have been endowed by the late James Robert Thompson, B.Comm, 1967. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to students planning a career related to preservation of the natural environment. It was the expressed wish of the donor that recipients of the fellowship would demonstrate a desire to use their talents and abilities to establish a significant career role in preserving the natural and wilderness areas in B.C and the Yukon.
    • Werner and Hildegard HESSE Fellowship in Ornithology – Fellowships totalling $42,250 have been endowed through a bequest by Werner Hans Hermann Hesse for graduate students engaged in ornithological research projects, with preference given to those studying wild birds. Werner and Hildegard Hesses’ passion for wild birds was sparked in night classes on the ecology and conservation of birds at UBC and led them to become leaders in amateur ornithology. The Hesses conducted bird surveys in the Canadian arctic, compiled BC’s Christmas Bird Counts for over 20 years, and developed a special concern for the harmful effects of human development on bird habitats and populations. The Hesses delighted in funding ornithological research and, particularly, contributing to the long-term monitoring of population change in seabirds of the Pacific Coast. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
    • Wendy Fan Memorial Scholarship – A $12,850 scholarship has been endowed in memory of Wendy Fan for a student who is entering graduate studies in either Science, Applied Science, Medicine or Commerce and Business Administration. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
    • Pei-Huang TUNG and Tan-Wen Tung Graduate Fellowship – Fellowships totalling $61,600 have been endowed by Mr. Pei-Huang Tung for international graduate students who are citizens of the People’s Republic of China or Taiwan. Fellowships may be renewed for a second year of study at UBC subject to recipients maintaining good academic standing. In adjudicating eligibility, the financial circumstances of eligible candidates may be taken into account. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
  • UBC Students – Self-directed Research Abroad – Students undertake research activity at a recognized research institution or institute under the supervision of a host academic.