Masters Student Annual Tuition Fees (2013-2014)

Full-time Studies (Schedule A)

In addition, there are student-levied fees. Fees are due in three equal installments (September, January, May). The university reserves the right to change fees without notice. Please check the following link: http://www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/tuition-fees-cost-living/graduate-student-fees for up-to-date fee information

Cost of Living

The following link has information on the cost of living in the Vancouver area.

http://www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/tuition-fees-cost-living/cost-living

Student Funding

School of Community & Regional Planning Scholarships

Four scholarships totaling $1,000 each are awarded to students entering the second year of their Master’s degree at SCARP and are awarded for academic excellence. The Scholarships were established in 1990 from interest received on major grants the School received in the 1960’s from the Richard King Mellon Charitable Trust Grant and the Donor Canadian Foundation Grant.

Brahm Weisman Memorial Scholarship

Brahm Wiesman, Director of UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning from 1978 to 1987, initiated the first major overseas development projects of SCARP and the Centre for Human Settlements. As a result of his work, CHS was designated a Centre of Excellence by the Canadian International Development Agency in 1990. Madge Wiesman, with support from friends, Brahm's colleagues, and former students, has endowed a scholarship in his memory. Reflecting Brahm Wiesman's own international research interests, the scholarship supports research in China or Southeast Asia leading to a SCARP dissertation or thesis. Read More

H. Peter Oberlander Medal & Prize - 04813

A $1,200 prize accompanied by a medal has been endowed in honour of H. Peter Oberlander, the founding Director of the School of Community and Regional Planning and subsequently the founding Director of the Centre for Human Settlements. The prize is awarded to the head of the graduating class in the School of Community and Regional Planning. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Community and Regional Planning.
 

William T. Lane Memorial Prize in Planning Law - 06411

One prize of $750 has been wndowed by Elizabeth A. Lane and by family, friends, colleagues and former students in memory of William T. Lane (B.A. 1944, B.Comm. 1947, LL.B. 1948) for a student with high academic standing in course(s) in the legal context of planning in the School of Community and Regional Planning. The award is made on the recommendation of the School in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
 

CIP Student Award for Academic Excellence

The Canadian Institute of Planners Student Awards for Academic Excellence recognizes a student in each of the CIP recognized planning programs (undergratuate and graduate) across Canada who has achieved academic excellence. The award will consist of a certificate bearing the CIP seal, and a book prize. Eligibility for the award is limited to fulltime student members of CIP, enrolled in planning programs, recognized by CIP. Where more than one program is recognized at one university, one award should be given for each program.
 

HB Lanarc Graduate Scholarship in Sustainability Planning - 06464

A $1,000 scholarship is offered to a second year School of Community and Regional Planning student who demonstrates commitment and creativity in addressing sustainability challenges in community development planning and design. Specifically, this award favors a student who targets pragmatic solutions to sustainability challenges in ways that integrate planning and design in addressing climate change, urban habitat, active transportation, urban landscape design, sustainable food systems, water management, green infrastructure systems, innovative community dialogue methods, rural community solutions and First Nations development. The award is made on the recommendatino of the School in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
 

P. Oberlander Scholarship - 06465

A $2,200 scholarship has been endowed by the Oberlander family to honor the memory and professional contributions of H. Peter Oberlander, founder of the School of Community and Regional Planning. The scholarship is intended for internaional students pursuing their masters of doctorial studies at the School of Community and Regional Planning. The award is made on the recommendation of the School in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
 

L. Munroe Memorial Scholarships - 06472

Scholarships totalling $1,750 have been endowed by Diana L. Belhouse (B.A. '47, LL.B. '73) in memory of Lawrence R. Munroe P. Eng. (B.A.Sc., Civil Engineering '46) for Canadian citizens who are students in the School of Community and Regional Planning, who majored or received a degree in geography or civil engineering in their undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria or The University of British Columbia. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated an interest in urban design which enhances the environmental sustainability and beauty of cities or other urban areas. Financial need may be considered. Recommendation is made by the School in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
 

Graduating Awards

  • American Institute of Certified Planners Prize

  • H. Peter Oberlander Medal and Prize

  • Real Estate Foundation Award in
    Community and Regional Planning

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship

Fellowship deadline – Monday, January 27, 2014
Submit to SCARP, 433 – 6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada

http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/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 Studies in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year.

Each fellowship provides a stipend of $16,000 per year plus tuition. Applicants for Master`s funding will receive fellowship funding until the end of their second year of Master’s studies; applicants for doctoral funding will receive fellowship funding until the end of their fourth year of PhD; in all cases, continued fellowship support is conditional on satisfactory academic progress. Recipients of Master’s fellowship funding must re-apply to be considered for doctoral funding

Faculty of Graduate Studies Affiliated Fellowships

The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers approximately 220 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, and are open to currently registered, full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status. Fellowship values range from $300 to $27,500, but most are in the range of $16,000-$17,000.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

If you are a Canadian or Canadian Permanent Resident applicant and you received a first class average in each of your last two years of full-time study for your undergraduate degree you may be eligible for the SSHRC CGSM - Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate scholarship. As part of the Tri-Agency Harmonization of the Canada Graduate Scholarships the application is now on the NSERC website at the following link:

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/CGSM-BESCM_eng.asp

The SSHRC online scholarship application deadline is December 1, 2013.
Note: The SSHRC application is separate from your admissions application.

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Other Funding

Planning Institute of British Columbia Awards

Emergency Prepardness Conference Scholarship

Graduate Students Travel Award

Bursaries - needs based

  • Cromie-Dix Memorial Bursary

  • Rose Richmond Bursary

  • University Women's Club of Vancouver
    Mary Kelly Memorial Bursary

  • Ira M. Robinson Bursary in Community
    and Regional Planning

Work Learn Program

The Work Learn Program at UBC is an employment program that provides students with the opportunity to work on campus in a variety of jobs and earn additional income to help their education. Additional information can be found at the following link:

http://www.students.ubc.ca/careers/students/work-and-volunteer-opportunities/work-learn/