Awards: scholarships and bursaries

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

Award types

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.

General awards

Awards for specific student groups

UBC Award Search

The UBC Award Search is a listing of UBC scholarships, bursaries, prizes, and awards. It provides award criteria and descriptions for faculty, donor, and student reference.

Go to the UBC Award Search page

External awards

You may be eligible for awards offered by external groups. The awards below are not managed by UBC. 

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