Scholarships and financial aid

Visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website to learn about:

Student conference awards

Undergraduate and master's students may be awarded up to $150 by the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education to support conference presentations and attendance. PhD students may be awarded up to $250.

Examples of eligible events:

  • BC Recreation and Parks Association Conference (attendance by BCRPA award recipient)
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Conference (attendance by CSEP award recipient)
  • Physical and Health Education Canada Student Leadership Conference (attendance by PHE Award recipient)
  • Quality Daily PE Provincial Conference


  • You can be awarded as follows: once $150 as an undergrad; once $250 as s master's student; twice $250 as a PhD student.
  • You must be the first author on a paper or poster presentation related to your research or be attending a conference as an award recipient.
  • You must be a registered UVic student at the time of acceptance of your conference presentation.
  • Your Honours supervisor or program coordinator for undergrad students, or the graduate adviser for grad students, must approve and support your application.
  • A preliminary abstract and proof of acceptance of your abstract must be submitted with your application.
  • Award recipients may be asked to present their papers or posters to fellow students.

How to apply:

  1. Complete the application form (PDF).
  2. Get the support of the Honours supervisor, program coordinator, or grad adviser.
  3. Attach a copy of your abstract and confirmation of acceptance from the conference organizers.
  4. Submit the signed form to the EPHE Office, McKinnon Room 120, to the attention of the Administrative Officer (you will be notified of the result by email).

Other travel grants

For details, deadlines and application forms:

BC Graduate Scholarship

This Graduate Scholarship is specifically targeted for new or returning domestic students.

Submit your application to

Refer to External Awards for submission deadlines. 

Applicants must provide: 

  • academic transcripts from all institutions attended (unofficial).
  • a short CV detailing award/funding history, publications, conferences & teaching experience.
  • a short one page description of a potential research project and how it qualifies as STEM research

 Student Qualifications:

The successful applicants will normally have a GPA of 8.0 or higher over their last 30 units (final 2 years of schooling) or a First Class degree standing in addition to: 

  • Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Students may be newly admitted or returning (with an emphasis on the former). 
  • Masters:
    • Preferable to have completed an Honours degree.
    • Preferable to have a minimum of 1 manuscript as co-author or lead author at least 'in pre' or 'submitted' (please provide to the committee).
    • Preferable to have presented research at a conference.
  • PhD:
    • A minimum of 2 manuscripts at least 'in prep' or 'submitted for review' (please provide to the committee).
    • have presented research at a conference.
    • have teaching experience.