Funding Opportunities


Funding Information for Applicants to the Program


Applicants to the Master’s program may apply for a limited number of funding opportunities through UBC and externally. A partial list can be found here. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible for the Canada Graduate Scholarship—Master’s (CGS M). Please also check the Current Fellowship Opportunities listed below.


All PhD students accepted into the program will be offered a funding package that provides at least $18,000 of support in each of their first four years. This support may include both awards and work (teaching or research assistantships). For details, see the Graduate School policy page. All applicants to the PhD program will automatically be considered for this funding and they do not need to apply separately. However, in some cases the program may ask applicants to apply to specific funding opportunities. Applicants may also be able to receive a higher level of financial support from external sources.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible for doctoral fellowships from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Note that the program has an internal deadline in late September (two months before the program application deadline of November 30), so if you are interested in applying for SSHRC support please contact the Graduate Program Assistant by late August.

Some other funding opportunities are available through UBC and externally; a partial list can be found here. Please also check the Current Fellowship Opportunities listed below.

Current Fellowship Opportunities for New Applicants

SSHRC Masters Fellowship (MA)
Deadline:  November 30, 2017

Glorisun Foundation-SSHRC Graduate Fellowship 2018-19 (PhD)
Deadline:  November 30, 2017

Tianzhu-SSHRC Fellowship in East Asian Buddhism 2018-19 (MA and PhD)
Deadline: November 30, 2017

Funding Information for Current Students

A number of funding opportunities area available to students in the program, including awards and prizes administered through the program and fellowships available through UBC or externally. Please see the Awards and Fellowships page for program-administered funding, and the list of UBC-wide and external sources from the Graduate School. The program also offers financial support for students attending conferences to present their work. Some need-based funding (loans, bursaries, and emergency funds) is also available.