Funding

Make the most of the financial resources available to you as a UBC student.

All full-time students are eligible for scholarships in the MFA programs at UBC Creative Writing. Full-time status is determined by UBC for funding purposes as 12 credits of courses (6 per term) in the fall/winter term.

Graduate Entrance Scholarships

Incoming MFA students may be awarded scholarships at the discretion of the Creative Writing Program. We receive modest Graduate Support funding each year, and allocate this to students in both the on-campus and Optional-Residency Programs.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships

The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning.

Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting Canadian students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. The CGS M Program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada.

Affiliated Awards

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers approximately 50 Affiliated Fellowships each year to meritorious students for full-time study and/or research leading to a graduate degree. Awards are made on the basis of academic excellence, with applications open to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status. Fellowship values range from $175 to $16,000.

Scholarship Awards Program (BC Arts Council)

The BC Arts Council Scholarship Program supports the development of B.C.’s future professional artists by providing funding of up to $6,000 per year to outstanding arts students studying at the post-secondary level. B.C. residents attending full-time studies in a fine-arts diploma or degree program at a recognized college, university, institution or academy, in any country, are eligible to apply.