Awards and Financial Aid helps students obtain the funds necessary to finance their UNBC education and to provide educational budgeting services. Funds may be obtained from a variety of sources, including government and bank loans, private, corporate, and public scholarships and bursaries, and UNBC awards.

Awards Currently Accepting Applications

2019-2020 UNBC Award Competition

Open October 15, 2018 to March 1, 2019

The 2019-2020 UNBC Award Competition is open for online award applications from October 15, 2018 to March 1, 2019.  Go to your www.unbc.ca /  MyUNBC / Award & Financial Aid / Award Application portal for to apply for awards specific to your studies [i.e.: In-Course Undergraduate 2nd to 4th Year Awards, Graduate Awards (for Master/PhD), General Awards (all categories)]. 

Grade 12 Students Entering UNBC in September 2019 - Apply for "Entrance Awards" and "General Awards" Until March 1, 2019

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you are a Grade 12 high school student, you can still apply for UNBC Entrance Awards (EA) & General Awards (GA) up until March 1, 2019... after you apply for admission to UNBC and get a provisional offer of admission, go to your www.unbc.ca / MyUNBC / Awards & Financial Aid / Award Application portal to apply for both the EA & GA award types.

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Graduate Entrance Award Competitions / Master & PhD Applicants

For Applicants to Master's & PhD Program for May 2019 and September 2019 Semester Entry
 Also, apply for UNBC "Graduate Awards" & "General Award" listed in the 2019-2020 UNBC Award Competition... you have until March 1, 2019 to apply online.  See further information in the "Graduate Awards" side menu heading.

Graduate Entrance Research Scholarship (GERS) for January 2020 Semester Entry
Valued at $15,000 each, these scholarships are available to full-time students who are entering a Master's or Doctoral Program at UNBC for the first time who have not previously held an Entrance Award*.  To be eligible for an award, students must have the intention to enrol in a Thesis or Project-based degree.  Consideration is based on academic proficiency (Graduate Admission GPA of 3.67 or greater).

If applicants to a UNBC Master's or Doctoral Program meet the eligibility requirements they will be automatically considered for this award.  Students will find out if they have received an award shortly after they receive notification of their admission decision.

* A Graduate Entrance Scholarship (GES), Graduate Entrance Research Award (GERA), or a Graduate Entrance Research Scholarship (GERS).