Scholarships, Awards + Funding


**NEW!** Master of Land and Water Systems (MLWS) Award

The MLWS program offers scholarships to incoming students through the Master of Land and Water Systems Award. The award is an entrance scholarship for outstanding candidates joining the MLWS program. The criteria for this award include academic merit, financial need and the recipient’s potential contribution to the MLWS program. Potential contribution includes bringing diversity and relevant professional experience to the program.

Examples of MLWS Award opportunities:

  • The MLWS program offers up to five (5) scholarships of $2000 to outstanding new students to the program, who can serve as models and provide leadership to their cohort.
  • International students who bring diversity from their country or ethnic group in the MLWS program.
  • In exceptional circumstances, awards are available for students who would otherwise be prevented from accepting an offer to the MLWS program due to financial hardship.

ALL new students who have sent in a reply form and deposit cheque to the Academic Coordinator will be considered for the MLWS Award, on a competitive basis. There is no need to submit a separate application for this Award. Exclusion: This entrance scholarship is not intended for holders of other major awards.

The MLWS Award is paid out in the first tuition installment in September.

This new award was launched in the spring of 2019, and all students accepted for the academic year starting in September 2019 will be considered for the award. The award recipients will be announced in the fall of 2019.


For information on other UBC scholarships, you can visit the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website and read their Graduate Awards FAQ. You may also view the Faculty of Land and Food Systems Grad blog. A few are highlighted below.

Award Description Application Deadline
Affiliated Fellowships Masters Program Award 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.
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December 1, 2019
MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Full scholarships are available for academically promising graduate students from Sub-Saharan African countries (i.e., Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Nigeria, Niger, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, etc.). Please note that the applications for the year 2020-2021 will become available in late September or early October 2019.
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TBA for 2020-2021
Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarships The CWRA annually offers five scholarships awarded to graduate students whose programs of study focus on applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources. The scholarships range from $1,500 to $5,000.
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TBA for 2020-2021
BC Institute of Agrologists Scholarships To support future agrologists in achieving their career in agrology, the BC Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) will award up to two $1,500 scholarships annually. Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
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October 15, 2019
Scholarships and Housing Available at Green College Green College is a graduate residence on the UBC campus, with a mandate to promote exchange between academic disciplines at the graduate and postdoctoral levels. Students may apply for residence at the College at any stage of their UBC academic career and, on admission, sign standard UBC 12-month housing contracts. Applicants for admission to Green College who will be beginning their UBC degree programs in 2020-21 will automatically be considered for graduate entrance scholarships. There is a separate application process for those wishing to become resident members of the College.
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On-going application, recommend Feb-May for September start