Scholarships and funding
Funding your studies
Student loans, scholarships, bursaries, and employment are all ways for you to finance your studies. Take time to understand the full range of financial support options available to you so that you can spend less time worrying about money and more time focusing on your coursework.
Maintain your eligibility for student loans
Government loans, grants, and interest-free status all require students to be enrolled in at least 60% (80% for Newfoundland loans) of a full-time course load in each term. Given the credit structure of the BCom program, the minimum number of credits you must be enrolled in varies at different year levels. Consult the course load guide at students.ubc.ca to ensure that you meet the requirements to maintain your funding. Note that eligibility to receive scholarships and to live in UBC residence is determined by separate registration criteria.
Scholarships and awards
In addition to entrance scholarships, there are many other scholarships and awards available to you as a student in the BCom program.
By application awards
Many awards available by application are granted at the start of the school year to recognize academic achievement in your previous year of studies. Non-academic factors such as leadership, community involvement, or financial need may also be included in individual award criteria.
A list of available awards and updated application information for the 2021 Winter Session will be posted on this page in late August. The application deadline for 2021W awards is September 20, 2021 (11:59 PM PT). Applications are evaluated sequentially by award. Recipients will be notified as decisions are made, from early October until late November.
If the word ‘scholarship’ is in the award title or there is any mention of academic standing in the award description, the following credit and grade requirements must be met: 20W Service Awards If the word ‘scholarship’ is not in the award title and there is no mention of academic standing in the award description, you must meet the following criteria:
20W Scholarships and Academic Awards
If the word ‘scholarship’ is in the award title or there is any mention of academic standing in the award description, the following credit and grade requirements must be met:
20W Service Awards
If the word ‘scholarship’ is not in the award title and there is no mention of academic standing in the award description, you must meet the following criteria:
You must submit your application by 11:59pm on September 21, 2020. In your online application, be sure to:
- provide all biographic details as applicable
- upload your one-page resume
- provide an accompanying statement (350-word maximum) for each award to which you wish to apply
- provide details of your estimated budget for the 2020/21 Winter Session if you are applying to any awards that list financial need as one of their criteria (refer to the downloadable budget planner for guidance)
Once you start your online application you CANNOT save a draft to return to at a later time. Please be prepared to complete the entirety of your application in one sitting. We recommend that you prepare your responses in advance and then paste them into your application when you are ready to submit it. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed.
Merit-based awards are generally awarded at the start of the academic year and are based on academic achievement.
Year-end awards recognize academics and achievement during a particular school year.
External awards based on various criteria are available are available to BCom students as well as the public at large.
Your Enrolment Services Advisor
Your Enrolment Services Advisor can help you with questions about your finances and provide personalized, confidential support. Find your Enrolment Services Advisor's contact information on the Student Service Centre under Personal Info > UBC Contacts.