Funding

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

All students accepted and registered full-time in our graduate programs will be eligible for financial assistance from teaching assistantships and the Graduate Support Initiative (GSI).

Graduate Support Initiative (GSI)

Admitted students will automatically be considered for GSI funding. The department’s Graduate Committee will allocate these funds on the basis of merit determined on each students’ application portfolio.

Teaching Assistantships

Students accepted into our programs are eligible for teaching assistantships (TA). These positions are awarded to qualified graduate students on a full or part-time basis. The salary for a part-time TA is calculated on a pro-rata basis.

Research Assistantships

Faculty members in our programs are actively engaged in research and are therefore often able to provide research assistantships to qualified students. The stipend, hours and duties will vary according to the faculty member’s research program.

Awards

Department of Theatre and Film Awards

The department’s various graduate program streams also have internal scholarships available. Some of these awards are available to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Social Science & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Canadian applicants are eligible for SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and Master’s Scholarships. Students who are eligible for SSHRC funding are encouraged to apply prior to admission.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to both masters and doctoral students.