Scholarships and special programs

There are many scholarships and special programs available to assist you financially while studying in British Columbia.

Photo: Vancouver Island University

Post-secondary scholarships

Many post-secondary institutions in BC also offer scholarships, bursaries, and other financial awards for international students. To find out more about these awards, contact the international education office at the institution where you are seeking to study.

Special post-secondary programs

  • Mitacs offers unique research and training programs in partnership with companies, government, and the education sector.
  • Accelerate
    Put your talent to work with a paid internship at an organization that needs your expertise. Funding starts at $15,000, and your partner organization’s financial contribution starts at $7,500.
  • Elevate
    Build your career through this competitive annual fellowship for up to two years. Elevate includes a research management training program and a postdoctoral fellowship. Your partner organization’s financial contribution starts at $30,000.
  • Training
    Mitacs Training provides professional skills development courses for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.