The most common types of awards administered by UBC are:
Scholarships are merit-based awards that recognize academic achievement. Other merit awards based on achievements in areas like community involvement or athletics may also be available.
Bursaries are based on assessed unmet financial need. Student awards based solely on financial need are not indicated on a student's transcript.
You can find a full list of how UBC defines different types of awards in the Academic Calendar.
|UBC Bursary program||Bursaries for students with unmet financial need||June-September|
|Trek Excellence Scholarship||Academic awards granted to the top continuing students||No application required|
|Recommended awards||Merit-based awards based on strong academic performance and community leadership, selected by faculties||No application required|
|Affiliation scholarships||Scholarships for students connected to a specific club or group||June-July|
|Affiliation bursaries||Bursaries for students connected to a specific club or group||June-July|
|Premier Undergraduate &
|Awarded to senior students with outstanding academics, leadership, and community involvement||September-October|
|Rhodes Scholarship||Scholarships to Oxford University, awarded to one student from each province||September|
|Aboriginal students||Scholarships and bursaries for Aboriginal Students||June-July|
|Women in part-time studies||Academic awards for women enrolled in less than 80% of a full-time course load||June-July|
|Exchange programs||Awards for students going on exchange||June-July|
|Students with disabilities||Need and merit-based awards for students with disabilities||August-October|
|International students||Scholarships for international students||August-September|
|Incoming students||Scholarships, bursaries, and financial support for prospective students and recent applicants||Varies|
|Graduate students||Funding options for students in graduate and postdoctoral programs||Varies|
You may be eligible for awards offered by external groups. The awards below are not managed by UBC.
- Canadian Federation of University Women
- Canadian Federation of University Women - Comox Valley
- Lotus Light Charity Society Scholarship
- James Pon Memorial Award
- 3M National Student Fellowship
- Canadian Japanese Mennonite Scholarship
- Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (CTAA) Scholarships
- Vol & Tier Digital Excellence in Entrepreneurship Scholarship
- The Howard Legacy Youth Fund
- AFABC Youth Bursary