Affiliation bursaries

About the bursaries

Affiliation bursaries are based on financial need and require that students be connected to a specific group, such as:

  • Clubs
  • Trade unions
  • Companies
  • Geographic regions
  • Demographic groups

Some bursaries are open to students at other British Columbia universities and colleges. Students enrolled in Certificate Programs, Diploma Programs, and other Non-Degree Studies categories (including Unclassified, Visiting, and Access Studies) are not eligible.

If you are applying as a non-UBC student, please read the award descriptions carefully to determine your eligibility and follow the application process below.

Read award descriptions

Eligibility requirements

To be considered for an affiliation bursary, you must meet all the following requirements:

  • You are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status.
  • You are not enrolled in a Certificate Program, Diploma Program, or other Non-Degree Studies categories, including Unclassified, Visiting, and Access Studies.
  • You meet the requirements and apply for the UBC Bursary by the deadline.
  • You can demonstrate financial need.
  • You are enrolled in a full-time course load.
  • You meet the eligibility requirements as outlined in UBC's Regulations Governing University Award.
  • You are receiving full-time Canadian government student loans for a study period that is a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks in length and matches the period for which you’re applying for bursary support.
  • You have received confirmation of enrolment for your Canadian government student loan by the bursary deadline.
  • You have an assessed unmet financial need using UBC’s Common Assessment Mechanism, which is based on StudentAid BC policies.

Additional requirements

Some awards have additional eligibility requirements or are only open to students attending a specific campus or post-secondary institution.

Please review each award description carefully to make sure you meet the eligibility criteria and can get the supporting documentation.

Before you apply

You can find detailed instructions on the application form but before you start, make sure you:

  1. Meet all general and specific eligibility requirements for applicable awards.
  2. Read each award description carefully, as they all require different supporting documents. You will be required to upload your supporting documentation before you can submit your completed application.
  3. Apply for the UBC Bursary by the deadline.

Non-UBC post-secondary students

You do not need to apply for the UBC Bursary. Instead you will need to prepare the follow financial items for your online application:

  • Taxes
  • Income
  • Assets
  • Resources
  • Student loan assessment
  • Official transcript
  • Estimated costs for the upcoming school year


  • Applications open: Tue, Aug 15, 2023
  • Applications close: Fri, Sep 15, 2023

Additional resources

If you have questions

If you're an undergraduate student, please contact your Enrolment Services Advisor directly.

Graduate, postgraduate, and all other students can contact an Enrolment Services Advisor by calling 604 822 9836 or submitting a question through the online form.