The Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) program is aimed at providing financial support of at least $18,200 per year plus tuition to UBC’s best PhD, DMA, and MDPhD students up to four years of their Doctoral studies. This program allows UBC to continue to attract and support outstanding domestic and international Doctoral students, and provide those students with stable, base-level funding for their Doctoral studies and research.
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Canada, Permanent Resident, International
To be taken at (country): Canada
Eligibility: Four Year Fellowships may be held by domestic and international students. In general, the fellowships are offered to students beginning their first year of PhD, DMA, or MDPhD studies, but may be offered to continuing students. 4YF funding may be offered for up to four years, but the duration of funding may be less in some circumstances (please refer to the 4YF Guidelines for details). In all cases, funding is subject to satisfactory academic progress.
Students holding the following Tri-Agency awards automatically become 4YF designates: Vanier Scholarships, Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGSD), CIHR Doctoral Research Awards, NSERC Doctoral Postgraduate Scholarships (PGSD), and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships. Doctoral students who obtain Tri-Agency scholarships may be eligible for 4YF tuition coverage and will receive 4YF stipend and tuition support once their external scholarship funding ends, until four years after the external award start date or until the end of their 5th year in Doctoral program, whichever comes first.
Other major external scholarship winners who are selected as 4YF designates may be eligible for 4YF tuition coverage and will receive 4YF stipend and tuition support once their external scholarship funding ends, until four years after the 4YF start date or until the end of their 5th year in Doctoral program, whichever comes first.
Selection Criteria: Selection based on academic excellence, upon the recommendation of the graduate program.
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Scholarship: $18,200 per year plus tuition for up to four years of their Doctoral studies.
Application Deadline: No application deadline
How to Apply: To be considered for Four Year Fellowship funding, students submit an application for admission to the appropriate graduate program at UBC.
Award Provider: University of British Columbia