Financial Awards

I.   Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

  • Website:  www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca
  • Award Amounts: $17,500/year (PGS M); $21,000/year (PGS D); $17,500/year (CGSM); $35,000/year (CGSD)
  • Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada

II.  Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

  • Website:  www.cihr.ca
  • Award Amounts: $21,000 (doctoral)/year; $35,000/year (CGSD) and $17,500/year (CGSM) 
  • Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada

III.  Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF)

  • Website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/four-year-doctoral-fellowship-4yf
  • University of British Columbia offers a Four Year Fellowship for entering PhD students. Each year the Department is assigned a number of 4YF to award to top incoming applicants and transferring master students. The fellowship is valued at $18,200/year for 4 years of the students PhD program plus tuition. All incoming PhD students are eligible.

IV.  Graduate Global Leadership Fellowships Competition

  • Website:https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/graduate-global-leadership-fellowship

  • The Graduate Global Leadership Fellowships enable promising leaders from developing countries to pursue doctoral studies at UBC. The fellowships are to support international students showing outstanding leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country. Two fellowships will be offered; each fellowship provides an $18,200 stipend plus tuition each year for four years.

V.  Vanier

  • Website: www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/vanier-scholarship
  • The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies Canadian and international students are eligible. Valued at $50,000/yr for 3 years.

VI. University Doctoral Fellowship (UDF)

  • Website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/university-doctoral-fellowship
  • The University Doctoral Fellowship (UDF) program supports top international students who are starting UBC Vancouver doctoral programs. The fellowship provides funding for a total of five years. Approximately 35 new fellowships will be awarded each year.