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

AWARD DEADLINE KEY POINTS

(click the headings BELOW this table for details and the APPLICATION form)

Charles Laszlo Entrance Award n/a
  • The Laszlo Entrance Award in Biomedical Engineering ($5000) will be awarded on the basis of academic and research promise to an incoming research-focused graduate student (MASc or PhD) whose intended research project is significantly connected to clinical practice.
  • Preference will be given to students entering a doctoral program (including students applying for early advancement from a master's program to a PhD) and to those who demonstrate connection to clinical practice by having a clinical co-supervisor.
  • Typically announced in late February
Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) Award for BME Incoming and Continuing Students N/A
  • 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
Engineers in Scrubs (EiS)
Undergraduate Student Research Awards (until Summer 2017)
TBA
  • Open to continuing undergrad students
  • Standard award of $3,000 with an equal matching from the supervisor (request for a full award of $6,000 will be entertained in exceptional circumstances)

University and External Awards

AWARD WHERE TO APPLY DEADLINE KEY POINTS

(click the headings BELOW this table for details and the APPLICATION form)

Four Year Fellowship  Home Department

ECE: TBA

MECH: TBA

CHBE: TBA

MTRL: TBA

Affiliated Fellowships Home Department

 PhD: mid-late September

Masters: Dec 1

Other Awards Various n/a

Please note that a PhD incoming student can be nominated for both FYF and EiS Graduate Student Awards.

AWARD WHERE TO APPLY DEADLINE KEY POINTS

(click the headings BELOW this table for details and the APPLICATION form)

NSERC CGSD Home Department Check with Home Department
NSERC CGSM Home Department Dec 1

 

Award Details & Application Forms (click on the headings below for details):

**Note that EiS fellowships will no longer be available after the CREATE funding ends in mid-2017, though the EiS courses will remain as a key element of our curriculum.**

**Note that EiS fellowships will no longer be available after the CREATE funding ends in mid-2017, though the EiS courses will remain as a key element of our curriculum.**

Award Description

The Engineers in Scrubs (EiS) program is a graduate training program funded from an NSERC CREATE grant that the UBC BME program was awarded in Spring 2011.  We normally offer approximately 6-7 Undergraduate Student Research Awards each summer, although we can entertain requests for awards in the other academic terms. The purpose of these awards is to encourage students to gain experience working at the interface between engineering and clinical practice.

Award Details

  • Eligibility: identical to NSERC USRA program (i.e., undergraduate standing in an engineering program), except that international applicants are also welcome
  • Award Amount:  6-7 standard awards of $3,000 each with an equal matching from the supervisor for a work period of up to 16 weeks; request for full award of $6,000 will be entertained to support new collaborations or in exceptional circumstances (young professors, in cases where financial needs can be demonstrated)
  • Work Location:  the project must be predominantly based in a clinical setting
  • The primary supervisor must be a BME faculty member
  • A clinical co-supervisor must be involved in the project
  • Primary evaluation criteria will be the academic excellence of the applicant, quality of the proposed project and fit with the applicant's career aspirations and the goals of the EiS program
  • Preference will be given to projects supervised by faculty who have not previously supervised an EiS undergraduate awardee

Expectations

  • Students will be expected to present the results of their summer project in poster form at one of the fall BME events (either the Welcome event for new students or the November BME Workshop).

Application Form
Please click the link below to download the application form:

EiS USRA Nomination Instructions and Form

Application Timeline
Nominations for this award will be accepted until the application deadline in the table above.  An awards committee will be struck and announcements are expected to be made by the following week.  Awardees will have one week to accept or decline the award (requests for extensions may be submitted to admin@bme.ubc.ca).  Any unaccepted awards will be offered in order to the remaining candidates on the list who have been ranked as acceptable.

**Note that EiS fellowships will no longer be available after the CREATE funding ends in mid-2017, though the EiS courses will remain as a key element of our curriculum.**

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, out 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.