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Graduate scholarships and the StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan

Since 2018, the Province has invested more than $24 million in B.C. Graduate Scholarships, supporting more than 1,500 awards.

Scholarships support students with expenses, providing financial relief so they can focus on their graduate studies and prepare for the jobs of the future.

The 10 post-secondary institutions receiving a combined total of approximately $5 million for B.C. Graduate Scholarships in 2023-24 are:

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology: $55,000
  • Emily Carr University of Art and Design: $60,000
  • Royal Roads University: $157,500
  • Simon Fraser University: $795,000
  • Thompson Rivers University: $177,500
  • University of British Columbia: $2,175,000
  • University of Northern British Columbia: $337,500
  • University of the Fraser Valley: $130,000
  • University of Victoria: $840,000
  • Vancouver Island University: $175,000

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 $680,000 in non-repayable B.C. provincial grants.

This spring, the B.C. government invested $50 million into Mitacs to support 10,000 paid internships open to both undergraduate and graduate students over five years. Students will receive a minimum $10,000 stipend from the internships as they gain on-the-job experience in high-demand jobs with leading and emerging companies and organizations throughout the province.