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Graduate scholarships and student aid in B.C.

The 10 post-secondary institutions receiving B.C. Graduate Scholarship funding are:

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology: $45,000
  • Emily Carr University of Art and Design: $45,000
  • Royal Roads University: $135,000
  • Simon Fraser University: $630,000
  • Thompson Rivers University: $135,000
  • University of British Columbia: $1,650,000
  • University of the Fraser Valley: $90,000
  • University of Northern British Columbia: $255,000
  • University of Victoria: $630,000
  • Vancouver Island University: $135,000

Since 2018, the Province has invested $19.5 million in B.C. Graduate Scholarships, which has supported 1,300 awards.

Approximately 4,100 B.C. graduate students received federal/provincial student financial assistance through StudentAidBC in 2021-22, totalling $50 million. This included more than $15 million in interest-free B.C. student loans and more than $1 million in non-repayable B.C. provincial grants.

Since government eliminated interest on student loans in 2019, B.C. students have saved more than $40 million in interest payments.