There are various awards and sources of funding for undergraduate students which may be found on a searchable website – (click on Scholarships and Bursaries in the left sidebar).

Awards for Students Contemplating Graduate Study

Students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and are contemplating applying for graduate studies should review the award programs at the following agencies.

Tri-Council Scholarships

Applicants must have at least a first class average (80% at UBC) in each of the most recent academic years (September through August) during which they completed at least 9 credits per term. Read all the regulations and instructions before starting this process to ensure you are eligible. The responsibility for filing a complete application that meets all the regulations rests with the applicant.

  • Students currently pursuing a Psychology degree at UBC apply through the Department.
  • UBC students who graduated before January of the year of application and who are not currently registered at UBC apply directly to one of the agencies but still submit a copy of their complete application to the Department by the deadline indicated below so we may provide the departmental appraisal.

Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Deadline at Department – third Monday in September.

MSFHR Research Trainee Program Awards support highly qualified Master's, PhD and Post Doctoral trainees to prepare for careers as independent health researchers. All awards consist of an annual stipend and a research and travel allowance.
Deadline at Agency – mid-October (check website for details)

Awards for Study in the U.S.

The Canada-US Fulbright Program offers a Killam Fellowship ($10,000/academic year plus some expenses) for exceptional second year undergraduates to complete their third year as an exchange student at an American University. Obtain full details on their website.
Deadline in January

Additional information on funding can be found in our section on Grad Finances (see left sidebar).

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