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 StudentAid BC to give eligible domestic students access to the financial resources they need to meet their needs.
UBC’s Common Assessment Mechanism
The bursary application collects information such as family income and size 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.
How funding amounts are determined
A defined set of criteria is followed to determine the amount of funding you can receive.
For most programs, the following is used to determine your funding amount:
- Your individual student loan needs assessment, which is determined by your provincial lender
- Your program's eligibility for UBC Bursary funding
- Your family size and prior year’s total family income
Read below for the exceptions specified for certain programs.
For JD, DMD, MD, PHRMD, and BEd (11-month program)
- The unmet financial need of other students
- The total number of bursary applicants for your program
- Available funding from departments or faculties specifically allocated to your program
For Designated Graduate programs
- Your department or faculty will provide bursary funding if you are in designated graduate programs.
- Eligibility and bursary amounts depend on funds your department or faculty can provide.