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Scholarships and Awards

Not all scholarships and awards are listed below. We invite students do conduct their own research to secure additional funding.

Choquette Family Foundation Student Mobility Award

Value: $10,000 per year (10 awards available)

Eligibility: The Choquette Family Foundation offers awards totaling $100,000 for undergraduate and graduate UBC students participating in a Go Global program. The intention of these awards is to support academically strong students who are interested in participating in an international experience but could not do so without financial assistance.

Minimum requirements are that you mus have an average of at least 70% on your best 24 credits in the Winter Session before your exchange (with no failed or incomplete courses). If you were on a co-op work term, you must have at least 70% on your best 12 credits in the other term.

Students must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent residents. The international program must be at least eight months in duration and take place outside of Canada (excluding Quebec) or the United States.

Fukien Chinese Association Award

This award is generously endowed by the Fukien Chinese Association to help UBC graduate students pursue Chinese language studies in the PRC. The award is made at the recommendation of the Centre for Chinese Research (CCR) at the Institute of Asian Research (IAR). For further information, please contact the Director of the CCR at +1 (604) 822-6206 or email. Alternatively, contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Awards office.

Financial Assistance and need-based funding

If you need information about financial assistance, please contact UBC Student Finance. If you are experiencing a financial emergency, please visit UBC Student Financial Emergency

Go Global Award

Value: Up to $1,000 per term

Eligibility: All students nominated for exchange, study, or research abroad will be automatically considered. A separate application is not required. You will be notified of your award after nomination to the program. To be eligible for the award, you must have an average of at least 70% on your best 24 credits in the Winter Session before your exchange (with no failed or incomplete courses). If you were on a Co-op work term, you must have at least 70% on your best 12 credits in the other term.

Graduate students in good standing with their program are also eligible for the Go Global Award.

Go Global Scholarship

Value: Up to $1,500 per term

Eligibility: All undergraduate students nominated for exchange, study, or research abroad will be automatically considered. A separate application is not required. The scholarship will be given on a competitive basis to those with the highest average and a minimum of 27 credits.

Graduate Student Travel Fund

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies administers the Graduate Student Travel Fund. Graduate students are eligible for the Graduate Student Travel Fund only once per degree program. The Travel Fund provides one-time travel support to a maximum of $500 per graduate student who presents a paper or poster at an official conference or symposium (student workshops are ineligible) while they are enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Network Travel Award

Four awards per year to support field research or conference are available through the UBC IGSN. Please visit their website for more information.

MAAPPS Award for Excellence in Practicum and Thesis Report

In order to acknowledge and encourage outstanding works, the MAAPPS program offers awards for the best thesis research and practicum paper. Supervisors of thesis and practicum paper will identify excellent works and recommend them to the Award Committee for further elaboration to determine the winner. This award will have official recognition through the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Successful works from this and previous years are available for consultation in the MAAPPS Program Office.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

We encourage applicants to apply for a SSHRC award if they will be in the program for longer than one year.  The application deadline is usually in October so if you are interested in applying, please get in touch with the program office as soon as possible.  Please visist the SSHRC website for further information.  Please note that SSHRC awards are only open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Please note that provincial governments may offer graduate funding for research as well. We encourage students to apply to both instances in order to increase their chances of securing funding.

Additional Links

China Scholarship Council Scholarships (External Award)

Taiwan Ministry of Education Scholarships (External Award)

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Awards & Funding 

Students need to do their own research. Eligilbility may depend on the research project. 

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Funding Database

Students need to do their own research. Eligilbility may depend on the research project.

Center for Chinese Research Groups

China Studies Group

Chinese studies colleagues, both faculty and graduate students, meet 2 times a month at St. John’s College during the academic year to discuss and critique pre-publication papers sent out in advance. For further information, please contact Professor Amy Hanser.

Wang She

UBC graduate students working in Chinese studies have organized a group to discuss and critique members’ research. More information will be available online soon.

 

 

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