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.  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.

V. 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.