Graduate Covid Program Delay Tuition Award


Likely in May 2024

Annual Value

Equivalent to one term of tuition


Permanent Resident

Degree Level


Graduate Covid Program Delay Tuition Awards are provided to support graduate students whose academic and/or research progress was delayed by disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Students who were registered in an eligible graduate 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, if they remain registered beyond the median duration of their degree program (in most cases, upon registration in the 8th term of a Master’s program or the 17th term of a doctoral program).



  • To be eligible to receive this award, students must have been registered as a full-time student in a research-based Master's or doctoral program in the 2020 Summer term (May-August 2020).
  • In most cases, the award will be assigned when a student is registered in term 8 of their Master's program or in term 17 of their doctoral program
    • The eligibility thresholds differ for the following degree programs:
      • MSc/Diploma programs in Dentistry - term 10
      • Combined MPH/MSN - term 13
      • EdD - term 19
      • PhD/Diploma programs in Dentistry - term 19
      • Combined MD/PhD - term 22
    • For students who transferred from a master’s program to their doctoral program without completing the master’s degree, the start of the doctoral program will be the date of first registration in the master’s program.
  • A student may receive this award once only.

Application Procedures

Students do not need to apply for this award; awards will be assigned automatically by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies based on the eligibility parameters outlined above.


Follow these steps to apply to UBC Graduate School!