Awards and Scholarships
UBC Mechanical Engineering offers a number of scholarships, as well as top-ups to external awards. We are committed to providing funding to every accepted M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. student in the form of Research Assistantships or Top-Ups.* Teaching Assistantships may also be available.
Please note that the awards below are not available to M.Eng. students.
Awards for New Students*
Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) Awards and Department-Selected Awards
All current graduate students in Mechanical Engineering and applicants who submit their applications by February 1st of each year (see How to Apply) will automatically be considered for 2010-2011 award competition. There is no need to submit a separate application for the award competition.
The Graduate Awards Committee will select award winners based on academic merit, using the same guidelines as those used to award NSERC / Affiliated scholarships.
GSI and Department-Selected Awards available in our Department include:
- Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF)
Ph.D. awards worth up to $16,000 plus tuition for up to four years.
- Gartshore Graduate Entrance Fellowship
Awards up to $21,000 for Ph.D. students or $17,500 for M.A.Sc. students (minimum award value is $8,000) are offered to the students entering a M.A.Sc. or Ph.D. Program in Mechanical Engineering. Scholars who hold more than $9,000 in external scholarships receive a top-up to a total of $30,000 (Ph.D.) or $26,000 (M.A.Sc.), or the minimum fellowship value, whichever is greater.
- Graduate Entrance Scholarship
$5,000 one-time entrance scholarships for top M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. students.
- Merit Award
$2,000 one-time entrance scholarships for current students who received a UBC B.A.Sc. with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering, and continue their studies with us.
NSERC Funding Packages
In recognition of their academic excellence, all NSERC winners are offered competitive funding packages (which may include awards above). Minimum packages are guaranteed for each year the NSERC award is held.
- Winners of NSERC PGS-D, CGS-M, PGS-M: A minimum package of $7,000 per year.
- Winners of NSERC CGS-D: A minimum package of $10,000 per year.
International Partial Tuition Scholarship
Many international graduate students are eligible for an International Partial Tuition Scholarship to assist with their tuition fees (renewable). For more information, please see: http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/index.asp?menu=007,001,000,000
Students interesting in pursuing projects related to engineering, health and policy should consider the Bridge Program (www.bridge.ubc.ca), which is affiliated with Mechanical Engineering Department.
Awards for Continuing Students
Continuing international students are automatically considered for International Partial Tuition Scholarships.
NSERC funding package guarantees, as described above, apply to continuing students who started their award on or after January 1, 2009.
Other UBC awards available include:
An award competition is held every fall for the Affiliated Fellowships. Current students will be given information in early fall each year. http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/index.asp?menu=004,000,000,000
NSERC Funding Packages
Vinod Modi Endowment Travel Award:
of Professor Vinod Modi, a distinguished former colleague, up to four
travel subsidies are given to graduate students who have presented at a
conference during the previous year. The selection is held every June
for the previous year.
ICICS Conference Travel Support:
provides up to $700 to ICICS-affiliated graduate students (Masters or
PhD) once over the course of their graduate study at UBC, to travel to a
conference with published proceedings. ICICS support should be
acknowledged in papers/posters presented.
An incomplete listing of additional external awards you may be eligible for can be found at http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/index.asp?menu=000,000,000,000
*Please note that all awards are subject to funding availability.
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