UBC is launching the Graduate COVID Program Delay Tuition Award, a new award to support graduate students whose academic and/or research progress was delayed by disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $4.4M will be distributed over the course of six years to eligible graduate students. A key goal of this program has been a simple process that does not require an application. The structure of this award allows automatic assignment of the funds to eligible students when they reach the eligibility milestone.
Throughout the pandemic, the university provided other means of alleviating financial burdens faced by students, including an enhanced Graduate Student Emergency Bursary and the early roll-out of the President’s Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award. The Graduate COVID Program Delay Tuition Award represents a continued commitment by UBC to address pandemic-related disruptions that graduate students have experienced.
Students who were registered in a research-based Master’s or doctoral program during the Summer 2020 term will receive an award equivalent to their tuition assessment, less any other tuition awards received for the same term, upon registration in the 8th term of a research-based Master’s program or the 17th term of a PhD program.
Students who would have been eligible to receive the award for the September 2020, January 2021 and May 2021 terms will be included; they will be notified directly and receive their awards in the week of June 14.
To learn more, please visit the Graduate COVID Program Delay Tuition Award page.