Awards: scholarships and bursaries

UBC and our donors provide a range of financial support to reward your academic and extracurricular achievements and meet your financial needs.

Award types

UBC and the University's donors provide a range of financial support to reward your academic and extracurricular achievements and meet your financial needs.

The two most common types of awards administered by UBC are:

  • Scholarships 
    Scholarships are merit-based awards for academic achievement. Other merit awards for community involvement or athletic achievements may also be available.
  • Bursaries
    Bursaries are assessed based on unmet financial need. Student awards based only on financial need are not shown on a student's transcript. 

Find a full list of how UBC defines different types of awards.

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General awards

Any UBC student meeting the eligibility requirements are invited to apply to these awards.

Awards for specific student groups

These awards are available for specific groups of students who meet further requirements.

UBC Award Search

The UBC Award Search is a listing of UBC scholarships, bursaries, prizes, and awards. Find information on award criterias, descriptions on the faculty, scholarship donor, and student reference.

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External awards

Additional resources

If you have questions

Please contact your Enrolment Services Advisor directly. If you do not have an assigned advisor, they are still available to help.