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 Entrance Scholarships

Incoming graduate students may be awarded scholarships at the discretion of the department. We receive modest Graduate Support funding each year, and allocate this to students in both the on-campus and Optional-Residency Programs.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships

The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning.

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.


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.

External Awards

Scholarship Awards Program (BC Arts Council)

The BC Arts Council Scholarship Program supports the development of B.C.’s future professional artists by providing funding of up to $6,000 per year to outstanding arts students studying at the post-secondary level. B.C. residents attending full-time studies in a fine-arts diploma or degree program at a recognized college, university, institution or academy, in any country, are eligible to apply.

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

UBC Affiliated Fellowships

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

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