Awards for Non-Canadian Citizens

International Doctoral Fellowship

This new program supports top international students who are starting doctoral programs. The fellowship provides funding for a total of five years: a $30,000 stipend plus tuition for four years and a minimum $18,000 funding package (from the recipient’s supervisor/department/Faculty, comprising awards, teaching assistantships and/or research assistantships) for the fifth year. Approximately 35 new fellowships will be awarded each year.

Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program
This program strengthens bi-national collaborative research and promotes thoughtful public debate on topics that reflect the broad range of contemporary issues relevant to Canada, the United States and the relationship between the two countries. This program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for the exceptional Canadian and American students and scholars to lecture, research and pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada, respectively. Award recipients include prominent and promising scholars, experienced and junior professionals and exceptional students. While the competition is officially open to all fields, applications in the following areas are given preference: Canada-U.S. relations; comparative public policy; law; international trade; North American integration; communications; culture; ecology and the environment; indigenous issues; border issues; Canadian studies; and American studies. All applicants are required to demonstrate their project’s relevance to the Program’s mandate, which is to enhance mutual understanding between the two countries.

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)
The Government of Canada offers scholarships as part of the CSFP. These scholarships are tenable at Canadian universities only. The Canadian Commonwealth Program is designed to provide opportunities for students of other Commonwealth countries to pursue advanced programs in Canada. The scholarships are intended for men and women of high intellectual promise who may be expected to make a significant contribution to their own countries on their return from study in Canada.

International Partial Tuition Scholarships
UBC offers partial tuition scholarships of $3,200/yr which are applied to tuition paid by non-Canadian students if they are registered full-time in a master’s or doctoral program that assesses tuition fees of $7,200 per year.