Tuition & Funding

Awards and Scholarships

There are many awards available for graduate students. For a list of all external awards, visit the Graduate School Award Opportunities Database

The International Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) program supports top international students who are starting UBC-V doctoral programs. All international applicants who have completed their September 2018 admission applications for the doctoral program by January 1, 2018 will be automatically considered for this fellowship. Please see the link below for further information.

https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/international-doctoral-fellowship

This fellowship consists of an annual stipend of $18,000 plus full tuition for 4 years. In addition, the nominating supervisor will offer a minimum top-up award of $4,000 to FYF award holders for a total award package of $22,000 plus full tuition. The award is open to both international and domestic Ph.D. applicants.

All international applicants who have completed their September 2018 admission applications for the doctoral program by January 1, 2018 will be automatically considered for this fellowship. Please see the link below for further information.

https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/four-year-doctoral-fellowship-4yf

  • Awards of $500 - $4,000 to incoming and continuing graduate students demonstrating evidence of strong academic performance;  preference is given to PhD students and students receiving major fellowships
  • Students are automatically considered for this award;  no application is necessary
  • Incoming awards are made in March;  students are considered incoming if they have started their studies or plan to start their studies in the current academic year
  • Continuing awards are made in early summer;  students are considered continuing if they are completing the first year of an MASc program or if they plan to graduate from a PhD program after the end of the current calendar year

Eligibility for the GSI:
MASc students will not be eligible for the GSI if they have completed 24 months in the program on April 30th, 2018. PhD students will not be eligible for the GSI if they have completed 48 months in the program on April 30th, 2018. In the event that a recipient of this award takes a leave of absence, the amount of the award will be reduced accordingly. Students are expected to meet the minimum GPA requirements set for the NSERC/Affiliated competitions.

In the event that a GSI recipient closes his or her program mid-way through the award year, the award will be adjusted to the end of the term in which the program is closed.

WHAT: NSERC PhD Award Competition

WHO:  Canadians and Permanent Residents (Some restrictions may apply based on months in program. See [1] for details. Those who are not eligible may apply for Affiliated Awards).

WHEN: All applications (including references) must be received by the department by September 24th, 2017, 11:59pm

IMPORTANT LINKS:

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/BellandPostgrad-BelletSuperieures_eng.asp

http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/affiliated-fellowships

Administered by home departments for the current year. Please check back for next year's deadlines and application procedure.

WHAT: CIHR/NSERC Master's Award Competition

WHO:  Canadians and Permanent Residents (Some restrictions may apply based on months in program. See [1] for details. Those who are not eligible may be eligible to apply for Affiliated Awards).

WHEN: The deadline to submit to NSERC is December 1, 2017.

IMPORTANT LINKS:
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/affiliated-fellowships-masters-program

https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/affiliated-fellowships-application-form-applicants-masters-level-funding

Please note that all students who submit an application to the CIHR/NSERC Scholarship Competition are automatically considered in the Affiliated Scholarship Competition, however, they must submit the affiliated scholarship application and submit it to the office. MASc students will not be eligible for the GSI if they have completed 24 months in the program on April 30th, 2018.

Procedure:

  1. Prepare your applicationVisit the NSERC website [2] and create an application.  Please ensure that you complete all the sections per the instructions on the NSERC website.  We suggest that you review your application with your thesis supervisor and colleagues. Remember that your application should be concise and without too much technical language so that the reviewers (some of whom will not be intimately familiar with your research area) will understand your proposal.

    VERY IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please DO NOT CLICK SUBMIT on the NSERC website until you are certain that your application is complete and accurate as you will not be able to make any changes after you submit your application.

    REGARDING TRANSCRIPTS:  Students are responsible for uploading their own transcripts to NSERC. Please note that you must include transcripts for all post-secondary institutions you have attended, and that scans must be from official transcripts. More details regarding transcript requirements can be found on the NSERC website.

    REGARDING REFERENCES:  The NSERC application will ask for two referee names and their email addresses.  Your referees will submit directly to NSERC.  NSERC will forward the referee letters to the University who, in turn, will forward them to the Department for the Department Scholarship Committee's use.

    REGARDING AFFILIATED SCHOLARSHIPS:   For CRITERIA BASED AFFILIATED AWARDS, complete the final page of the Affiliated Fellowship Application.

  2. Email the Criteria-based Affiliated form to admin@bme.ubc.ca by 4pm on December 1, 2017.

https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/affiliated-fellowships-masters-program
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/affiliated-fellowships-application-form-applicants-masters-level-funding

 

WHAT:  Doctoral-level Affiliated Competition

WHO:  Canadians, Permanent Residents and International Students

WHEN:  All applications (including references) have to be received by the department by September 24th, 2017, 11:59pm.

Administered by home departments for the current year. Please check back for next year's deadlines and application procedure.

WHAT:  Master-level Affiliated Competition

WHO:  Canadians, Permanent Residents and International Students

WHEN:  All applications (including references) have to be received by the department by December 1st, 2017, 4:00pm.

IMPORTANT LINKS:

https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/affiliated-fellowships-masters-program
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/affiliated-fellowships-application-form-applicants-masters-level-funding

PROCEDURE:

Prepare your application

  1. Visit the G+PS website [1] and create an application.  Please ensure that you complete all the sections as indicated by the instructions on the application instructions.  We suggest that you review your application with your thesis supervisor and colleagues.  Remember that your application should be concise and without too much technical language so that the reviewers (some of whom will not be intimately familiar with your research area) will understand your proposal.When ready to provide your application to the Department, do the following:
    (A) Save the Affiliated application as a PDF document.  Please use a file name of the following format:"LastName_FirstName_AffiliatedApplication.pdf"For example, "Doe_Jane_AffiliatedApplication.pdf". Save a PDF version of your official transcript.Please concentrate the scans for all your original transcripts (in order, starting with the most recent transcript) into one PDF file, and use a file name of the following format:"LastName_FirstName_Transcript.pdf"For example, "Doe_Jane_Transcript.pdf"(B) Email the completed files to admin@bme.ubc.ca with the subject line:2017W Affiliated Application - <NAME>For example, "2017W AFFILIATED APPLICATION - Jane Doe".
  2. Submit original transcripts in sealed envelopes from the issuing institution(s) to the School of Biomedical Engineering Administration Services Office (BRC 257) if you have not already confirmed that BME has usable transcripts on file. Mark the envelope with your name and student number. Staff will submit them to the University for their use.  Please note that you must submit transcripts for all the post-secondary institutions (including colleges) that you have attended other than UBC.
  3. Arrange for your 2 referees to complete the Affiliated Fellowship Reference Form [2].  Please instruct your referees to submit references by email to admin@bme.ubc.ca by the Department deadline of December 1st, 2017, 11:59pm. Please also remind your referees to sign the form before submitting.

Administered by home departments for the current year. Please check back for next year's deadlines and application procedure.

Research Assistantships

The majority of graduate students in the department are offered research assistantships (RAs) by faculty members. RAs may be held in conjunction with Teaching Assistantships (TAs) and some scholarships. Although you will automatically be considered for an RA when submitting your online application, to successfully secure an RA appointment you are encouraged to make contact with a research supervisor. The number of RA’s offered will vary depending on lab and research space as well as available funding. Please note that RA's are only available to MASc and Phd's.

Available Research Assistant Placements for ECE can be found here.

Teaching Assistantships

Each year, our program hires a limited number of Teaching Assistants to support its undergraduate and graduate courses. All graduate students may apply for a TA position and a separate application must be submitted in order to be considered for the position. To see more information, please click here to be taken to the online application form. Successful applicants will be contacted with further details during the summer (typically June-August).

Tuition

For the most current information about tuition fees for Domestic Students, please refer to the Faculty of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies website.

All Graduate Students at UBC are required to pay student fees which help cover costs of resources available to students.