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Master’s Program Funding Opportunities

Applicants to the Master’s program may apply for a limited number of funding opportunities through UBC and externally,

Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible for the Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (CGS M).

PhD Program Funding Opportunities

All PhD students accepted into the program will be offered a funding package that provides at least $25,000 of support in each of their first four years. This support may include both awards and work (teaching or research assistantships).

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.

Applicants to the PhD program may apply for a limited number of funding opportunities through UBC and externally,

Travel and Conference Grants

The department will award a small number of grants to facilitate graduate students’ ability to travel to present their work at conferences and other research venues. Preference will be given to Ph.D. students already advanced to candidacy presenting refereed papers at large, academically prestigious gatherings.

To apply, students should:

  • Complete Parts 1 and 3 of the travel grant form including a description of the presentation and a budget of eligible expenses, already paid or projected
  • Paste their signature (as a scan or photo) into the document
  • Email the document to their supervisor to complete Part 2
  • Ask their supervisor to email the completed form to the Program Assistant at: by the deadline.

The deadline for the Fall is November 15th  and for the Spring round February 15th each year.

All UBC graduate students are also eligible for support from the Graduate Student Travel Fund, at a maximum value of $500 once per degree program. Priority for Asian Studies Travel/Conference Grants will be given to those who have already received, or applied for, support from this Travel Fund.

Additional Funding Opportunities

In certain cases, undergraduate and graduate students may qualify for the same scholarships and prizes.

International graduate students are automatically considered for International Tuition Award.

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