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Scholarships, Awards and Financial Assistance

The UBC Sauder School of Business is pleased to offer a number of financial aid, support and assistance options available to both domestic and international UBC Master of Management (MM) students. We encourage you to thoroughly research all options available to you.


UBC MM Scholarship & Awards

At UBC Sauder, our entrance scholarships are based on merit, going to candidates who display an outstanding combination of talent, drive, professional potential and academic achievement. We take a merit-based holistic view of what each talented candidate brings into the program.   Applicants are automatically considered for every applicable scholarship upon submission, and are assessed on a number of factors, including (but not limited to) academic achievement, business drive, application essays.

We strongly encourage you to submit your UBC MM application early in order to be considered for our entrance scholarship opportunities.

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Scholarships & Awards  Value
Global Business Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship
Awarded to candidates with the potential to make an outstanding contribution to UBC Sauder’s global and dynamic environment and drive positive organizational change on an international scale.
$10,000 – $15,000
Accelerated Career Scholarship
Awarded to candidates with exceptional career potential and the ability to act as a strong example throughout their career as UBC Sauder’s commitment to excellence.
$5,000 – $10,000
Community Impact Scholarship
Awarded to candidates who demonstrate the potential to take full advantage of the many opportunities to enhance leadership skills.
$5,000 – $10,000

External Scholarships

The following external organizations offer or administer a variety of scholarships for both domestic and international students. Please note that these scholarships are not administered by the Robert H. Lee Graduate School, the UBC Sauder School of Business or UBC, unless explicitly stated.

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External Scholarships
Kathryn Huget Leadership Award
Awarded to a Master's or PhD student, with preference given to female students currently in leadership roles, whose focus is to improve the business workplace for women. Preference given to the applicants studying in the areas of: organizational behaviour, business administration, business and commerce, sociology, or psychology
Randy Sung Education Endowment Fund Award
Offered by the Randy Sung Education Endowment Fund in conjunction with the Minerva Foundation to a female student in a business faculty at the University of British Columbia.

Loan Programs

Government Student Loans are an excellent source of funding for Canadian and Permanent Resident UBC MM students. Students do not make principal or interest payments until six months after MM studies are completed. Additionally, student loans are granted without proof of strong credit ratings, secure employment and assets.

Students do not have to prove themselves in these areas, as is normally required for bank loans. To best understand government student loans and ensure you apply through the correct program, it is important to work with your UBC Enrolment Services Professional.

Please note that government student loans were designed primarily for undergraduate studies. Therefore, the maximum amount of funds provided by a government student loan will not be enough to cover UBC MM tuition. Government student loans should only constitute part of an MM student's financing plan.


Other Financial Assistance

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Other Financial Assistance
Lifelong Learning Plan

The Lifelong Learning Plan is a Government of Canada initiative that allows individuals to use RRSP savings towards the cost of their education. Information on this program is available from Canada Customs & Revenue Agency.

Teaching Assistants/Research Assistants

UBC MM students do not assume the roles of Teaching or Research Assistants. These roles are usually occupied by MSc and PhD students in the Sauder School of Business.

Part-Time Work Opportunities

UBC MM students are not encouraged to work part-time during the program owing to the large time commitment required for classes, group work and individual study.