Financial assistance

We want your graduate studies to challenge you, not your finances. Student finance can be intimidating and complicated, so we've simplified things. This page will help you access the information you need.

Here's where you can learn about financial aid, scholarships, Work Study, budgeting and more. With UVic's helpful finance officers and resources, there's no reason to go it alone.

New! Pay tuition fees in four equal installments over each four-month term!

Scholarships, fellowships, loans and bursaries

Visit the Graduate Studies website for information on funding/grants and awards.  

The Student Awards and Financial Aid office is committed to helping you find options to finance your education. They provide information about funding sources, expected costs and strategies for balancing your budget.

  • Access to other awards such as SSHRC and Governor General Gold Medal
  • Awards and bursaries for graduate study
  • Fellowships for fulltime student who have applied for admission before Feb 15 for the September intake.  You must have a GPA of at least 7.0 to be considered

Assistant and work options

  • Research assistantships are a good way to share your ideas and energy with world-renowned researchers. Please contact the Graduate Adviser and proposed supervisor for information about TA and RA positions. Get useful information for TAs through the Learning and Teaching Centre.
  • Teaching assistantships are a good way to try your hand at teaching. Ask your department about teaching assistant opportunities.
  • Teaching sessional opportunities for PhD students

Other resources

  • Graduate Studies support for conference travel

See the Graduate Studies website on more information on funding.