The UBC Bursary program is designed to help fill the gap between your assessed educational and living costs, and your available government assistance and expected financial contributions.
The bursary program follows the framework set out by Student Aid BC to provide eligible domestic students access to the financial resources they need to meet their needs.
Changes to the bursary application
In the bursary application, we now ask questions about an applicant's family size and family income.
We collect this information to ensure that we have an accurate picture of student situations and to adjust student expected contributions to ensure that the greatest possible number of students receive financial support.
Being eligible for a bursary does not guarantee that you will receive the full amount of funding to cover all costs.
Funding provided will factor in the demands of the UBC Bursary Program for the study period to which you have applied, available funding from departments and faculties, and eligibility of programs for consideration.
How we determine funding amounts
We follow a defined set of criteria when we determine the amount of funding you can receive. This includes:
- Your individual student loan needs assessment, which is determined by your provincial lender
- The unmet needs of other students
- The total number of bursary applicants
- Your program's eligibility for UBC Bursary funding