External Awards

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) administers a number of external awards programs, including those offered by federal, provincial, and other scholarship agencies. UNBC students are encouraged to apply for funding opportunities from Canada’s three major government research granting agencies:  the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Competitions for many of the major federal and provincial scholarships that UNBC administers take place in the September Semester each year. Applicants are required to check the websites below, as well as the agency websites for eligibility and application details and instructions.  Students should also note that application procedures vary for many external competitions. In some cases, applicants are required to apply directly to the granting agency, while in others, the award undergoes an adjudication process at UNBC’s Office of Graduate Programs. 

Federal Awards

Award  Deadline   Application Page 
Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's December 1st, 2019
Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral
October 18th, 2019
CGS - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement  June 1st and 
October 1st, annually
NSERC - Undergraduate Student Research Award March 2nd, 2020
Vanier CGS September 27th, 2019

External Awards

Award  Deadline  Application Page
Rhodes Scholarship

September 6th, 2019

Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarship
February 1st
Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship TBD