Graduate Student Support

Financial Assistance

A wide range of financial support is available to LFS graduate students, with multiple sources of funding available. These include merit-based and needs-based awards as well as external awards from agencies such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Teaching and research assistantships are also available. 

Graduate students in research-based MSc and PhD programs currently receive minimum funding packages of $16,000/year for two years (MSc) and $22,000 for each of the first four years for PhD students, provided they maintain good academic standing. For additional information on financial support, scholarships and awards––including application details––visit our dedicated page

If an unanticipated financial situation arises that affects your ongoing studies, please contact an Enrolment Services Advisor (ESA) as soon as possible. 

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Graduate studies can be intense and feeling overwhelmed is not unusual. But you are not alone; we are here to offer help and support whenever you need it.  

  • Nicole Adoranti is our dedicated Canadian Certified Counsellor, offering workshops, outreach and one-on-one consultations to all our students. Connect Now  
  • UBC Counselling Services also offers free mental health phone consultation appointments to all students. Connect Now  
  • Here2Talk provides immediate 24-7 mental health counseling in various languages for all post-secondary students in British Columbia. Connect Now  
  • Hope for Wellness offers 24-7 mental health counselling for all Indigenous people throughout the country. Connect Now  
  • If you have a friend who needs urgent help, connect with the resources here
  • Student Health Services offers a wide range of medical assessments and treatments via its team of nurses, doctors and specialists. Learn More 
  • UBC Wellbeing provides strategies and resources for maintaining your physical and mental wellbeing during your studies. Learn More 
  • For a comprehensive range of additional health, wellbeing and safety resources for all students, visit here