Financial Help

Find scholarships, bursaries and other financial awards to assist with payment of your studies abroad.

Awards

From post-secondary institutions: Many post-secondary institutions in British Columbia offer scholarships, bursaries and other financial awards available to students to study abroad as part of an academic program.

Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society: An organization that provides scholarships for students attending public post-secondary institutions.

Canadian government programs: The Government of Canada offers awards for Canadians and, in some cases, for permanent residents of Canada to study and research in China, Commonwealth countries, members of Organization of American States  and other countries.

From other countries and institutions: Students from B.C. may be eligible for financial awards offered by governments and institutions in a country where they choose to study. For more information, contact the country you’d like to study in – either an embassy or consulate in Canada, or the government department responsible for post-secondary education.

Chinese Government Scholarship: The Chinese government offers scholarships to students from British Columbia to study at a Chinese university. It is a valuable opportunity to gain exposure to Chinese language, culture and business practices, and to develop enriching, life-long relationships.

The scholarships are provided to graduating secondary school students and students enrolled in post-secondary studies in undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs at eligible post-secondary institutions.

The language of instruction is primarily Chinese. However, a limited number of programs are offered in English. There is an allowance for remedial Chinese language support for successful applicants who are not proficient in the language and who are not applying for the Chinese language study program.

Eligibility criteria, application procedures and further information about the Chinese Government Scholarship Program are contained in the application procedures document.

 

The deadline for receiving applications for the 2020 academic year (commencing September 2020) is February 14, 2020. 

The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training will notify successful candidates. The final decision of program term is at the discretion of the Chinese Government.

Guangdong Scholarship Program: The Department of Education of Guangdong, China offers scholarships to students from British Columbia to study in Guangdong, China. It is a valuable opportunity to gain exposure to Chinese language, culture, economy and trade, science and engineering, as well as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), to develop enriching, life-long relationships.

The scholarships are provided to graduating secondary school students and students enrolled in post-secondary studies at eligible post-secondary institutions.

Eligibility criteria, application procedures and further information about the Guangdong Scholarship Program are contained in the application form and procedures document.

The deadline for receiving applications for the 2019 academic year (commencing September 2019) is March 29, 2019. 

The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training will notify successful candidates. The final decision of program term is at the discretion of the Department of Education of Guangdong, China.

BC Arts Council Scholarship Awards 
 
The aim of the BC Arts Council Scholarship Program is to support the development of B.C.’s future professional artists by assisting with pre-professional training of outstanding B.C. students of the arts. Successful applicants in this program can be found on stages and in galleries the world over.
 
The Scholarship Program, the oldest program of Council, provides funding of up to $6,000 per year to outstanding arts students studying at the post-secondary level. B.C. residents attending full-time studies in a fine-arts diploma or degree program at a recognized college, university, institution or academy, in any country, are eligible to apply. Half-day high school dance programs may also be eligible.
 
The application deadline is April 30, 2019. 
 
BC Arts Council Scholarship Awards Information 

Student Loans

StudentAid BC provides support for the cost of post-secondary education through student loans, grants and scholarships. StudentAid BC also offers programs to assist with loan repayment.