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UVic provides awards to graduate students of high academic standing. The distribution, value and duration of these awards and fellowships are determined by each academic unit. 

FGS has a general graduate scholarship application which is accessible via a student's Online Tools, Financial Aid. The application is open between July 01 and September 15. All required documents must be received to FGS by the required deadline. 

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Name Deadline Amount Audience Department
Chair in Transgender Studies Doctoral Degree Research Scholarship for Trans, Non-binary, and Two-Spirit Students
One or more scholarships will be awarded to current or entering, academically outstanding doctoral degree students who self-identify as Trans, Nonbinary, or Two-Spirit and who are pursuing research in any field, including creative or performative activity.
April 30, 2024 $5,000 Gender-based PhD Sociology
Chair in Transgender Studies Doctoral Degree Research Scholarship
One or more scholarships will be awarded to current or entering academically outstanding doctoral degree students who are pursuing trans-related research in any field, including creative or performative activity.
April 30, 2024 $5,000 Gender-based PhD Sociology
Chair in Transgender Studies Research Fellowship for Visiting University-Based Scholars and Professionals
Three or more fellowships will be awarded by the Chair in Transgender Studies to visiting university-based scholars and professionals pursuing trans-related research at UVic.
April 30, 2024 $1,000 PhD Gender-based Masters Sociology
Chair in Transgender Studies Master's Degree Research Scholarship for Trans, Non-binary, and Two-Spirit Students
Two or more scholarships will be awarded to current or entering, academically outstanding master’s degree students who self-identify as Trans, Nonbinary, or Two-Spirit and who are pursuing research in any field, including creative or performative activity.
April 30, 2024 $1,000 Gender-based Masters Sociology
Chair in Transgender Studies Master's Degree Research Scholarship
Two or more scholarships will be awarded to current or entering academically outstanding master’s degree students who are pursuing trans-related research in any field, including creative or performative activity.
April 30, 2024 $1,000 Masters Gender-based Sociology
Chair in Transgender Studies Research Fellowship for Community Based Scholars
Two or more fellowships will be awarded by the Chair in Transgender Studies to community-based scholars pursuing research at UVic in any field, including creative or performative activity, which will benefit Trans, Nonbinary, and Two-Spirit people.
April 30, 2024 $1,000 Masters PhD Gender-based Sociology
Gavin Quincy Residence Life Leadership Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students who currently reside in a residence and are residence life student leaders. 
April 30 Varies Masters PhD Health Information Science
Google PhD Fellowship
Google PhD Fellowships directly support graduate students as they pursue their PhD. Fellowships provide financial support as well as connecting recipients to a Google Research Mentor.
March 2024 - contact your department for details Full tuition and fees (enrollment fees, health insurance, books) plus a stipend to be used for living expenses, travel and personal equipment. PhD External awards Psychology Linguistics Education Gender Studies Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Philosophy Hispanic and Italian Studies Library Science Germanic and Slavic Studies Chemistry Public Health and Social Policy Law Pacific and Asian Studies Political Science Physics and Astronomy Earth and Ocean Sciences Theatre Nursing Social Work Greek and Roman Studies Writing Fine Arts Human and Social Development Computer Science History French Biochemistry and Microbiology Biology Environmental Studies Economics Art History and Visual Studies Geography Mathematics and Statistics Humanities Public Administration Visual Arts English Child and Youth Care Anthropology Health Information Science Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Business Social Sciences Music Medieval Studies Sociology
Sara Spencer Foundation Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships, to a maximum of $3,000 each, are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students who are doing research in applied social sciences focusing on cultural, environmental, or social studies within/encompassing the Capital Regional District (CRD).
April 5, 2024 up to $3,000 PhD Masters External awards Hispanic and Italian Studies Health Information Science Biology Biochemistry and Microbiology English Music Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Business Medieval Studies Geography Pacific and Asian Studies Library Linguistics Philosophy Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health History Human and Social Development Environmental Studies Mathematics and Statistics Greek and Roman Studies Public Administration Chemistry Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies Gender Studies Physics and Astronomy Visual Arts Psychology Education Computer Science Humanities Earth and Ocean Sciences Public Health and Social Policy Theatre French Economics Nursing Fine Arts Sociology Science Engineering and Computer Science Writing Anthropology Law Child and Youth Care Political Science Social Work Social Sciences Germanic and Slavic Studies Art History and Visual Studies
Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's
The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master’s Program (CGS M) is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.
Closed for 2023 $17,500 External awards Masters Theatre Philosophy Art History and Visual Studies Visual Arts Pacific and Asian Studies Law Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Germanic and Slavic Studies Writing Business Social Work Health Information Science Music Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Anthropology Sociology Linguistics English Gender Studies Geography Human and Social Development Public Health and Social Policy Library Earth and Ocean Sciences Physics and Astronomy Hispanic and Italian Studies Public Administration Nursing Biochemistry and Microbiology Biology Chemistry French Mathematics and Statistics Social Sciences Economics Science Greek and Roman Studies Fine Arts Environmental Studies Humanities Medieval Studies Political Science Education Computer Science Psychology History Child and Youth Care
Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D) program
The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral (CGS D) program is a federal program of scholarships awarded through national competitions by the granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Next competition Fall 2024 - date TBD Up to $35,000 PhD External awards Sociology Public Health and Social Policy Social Work Environmental Studies Writing Political Science Mathematics and Statistics French Nursing Gender Studies Health Information Science Business English Greek and Roman Studies Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Art History and Visual Studies Computer Science Geography Music Humanities Education Visual Arts Philosophy Fine Arts Theatre Pacific and Asian Studies Public Administration Physics and Astronomy Child and Youth Care Linguistics Library History Biology Chemistry Earth and Ocean Sciences Medieval Studies Hispanic and Italian Studies Economics Anthropology Human and Social Development Psychology Social Sciences Science Law Germanic and Slavic Studies Biochemistry and Microbiology
Carol Ann Mitchell Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to entering or continuing graduate students who have demonstrated financial need. Preference shall be given to mature students.
September 15 Varies Masters PhD Social Sciences Philosophy Art History and Visual Studies Music Public Health and Social Policy Law Visual Arts Germanic and Slavic Studies Social Work Geography Medieval Studies Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Earth and Ocean Sciences Gender Studies Computer Science English Chemistry Hispanic and Italian Studies Economics Science Business Library Biochemistry and Microbiology Anthropology Nursing Public Administration Fine Arts Physics and Astronomy Biology Mathematics and Statistics Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Theatre Psychology Child and Youth Care Pacific and Asian Studies Human and Social Development Education Greek and Roman Studies French Sociology Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies Humanities Political Science Engineering and Computer Science Health Information Science Environmental Studies Linguistics Writing History
Dean's Award for Indigenous Graduate Students
The Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Dean’s Award for Indigenous Graduate Students is an award to recognize and support academic excellence.
September 15 $6000 or higher Indigenous students PhD Masters Nursing History Science Health Information Science Hispanic and Italian Studies French Computer Science Education Biology Law Germanic and Slavic Studies Fine Arts Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Linguistics Business Chemistry Child and Youth Care Philosophy Medieval Studies Humanities Theatre Physics and Astronomy Sociology Biochemistry and Microbiology Greek and Roman Studies Mathematics and Statistics Geography Public Administration Environmental Studies Pacific and Asian Studies Music Psychology Engineering and Computer Science Political Science Gender Studies Earth and Ocean Sciences Human and Social Development Economics English Library Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Writing Social Work Art History and Visual Studies Social Sciences Anthropology Public Health and Social Policy Visual Arts Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
Dr. Peter Montgomery Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria with demonstrated financial need.
September 15 Varies Masters PhD Health Information Science
Fanny Williams Huu-ay-aht First Nation Scholarship
A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an entering, continuing or transferring Indigenous undergraduate or graduate student from the Huu-ay-aht First Nation. The student must have demonstrated community involvement.
September 15 $1,000 Masters Indigenous students PhD Child and Youth Care Public Administration Hispanic and Italian Studies Education Public Health and Social Policy Geography Biochemistry and Microbiology Medieval Studies Human and Social Development Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Music Humanities French Sociology Linguistics Library Chemistry Business Environmental Studies Fine Arts Computer Science Health Information Science Greek and Roman Studies Social Work English Theatre Anthropology Philosophy Engineering and Computer Science Visual Arts Science Germanic and Slavic Studies Economics History Writing Physics and Astronomy Gender Studies Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Political Science Earth and Ocean Sciences Law Nursing Art History and Visual Studies Mathematics and Statistics Pacific and Asian Studies Psychology Social Sciences Biology
Frank Hori Foundation Scholarship
Two scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded to one female and one male academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate student of Japanese ancestry entering or continuing at the University of Victoria.
September 15 $5000 PhD Gender-based Undergraduate Masters Environmental Studies Geography
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
The German Academic Exchange Service/Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) provides study and research scholarships to highly qualified graduate students.
2024 deadline TBA Varies External awards Gender-based Masters Nursing Library Physics and Astronomy Fine Arts Biochemistry and Microbiology Child and Youth Care Philosophy Engineering and Computer Science Linguistics Sociology Psychology Public Administration Hispanic and Italian Studies Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education History English Medieval Studies Writing Pacific and Asian Studies Biology Theatre Business Gender Studies Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Geography Political Science French Art History and Visual Studies Visual Arts Humanities Germanic and Slavic Studies Economics Chemistry Computer Science Science Earth and Ocean Sciences Education Health Information Science Social Work Greek and Roman Studies Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies Public Health and Social Policy Human and Social Development Anthropology Music Social Sciences Environmental Studies Law Mathematics and Statistics
Iranian Student Graduate Memorial Scholarship
One scholarship of at least $500 is awarded to an academically outstanding graduate student who is either an Iranian citizen or has Iranian ancestry and is a permanent resident of Canada. 
September 15 at least $500 Masters PhD Human and Social Development
Jim Ounsworth Graduate Scholarship for Indigenous Students
Two scholarships of $15,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding Canadian-born Indigenous graduate students entering the University of Victoria, with preference for students with demonstrated financial need.
September 15 $15,000 Indigenous students Masters PhD Human and Social Development Business Social Sciences Law Engineering and Computer Science Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Humanities
John Michael Brownutt Graduate Scholarships
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate Aboriginal First Nation, (Status, Non-Status, Inuit or Metis) students at the University of Victoria. 
September 15 Varies PhD Part-time studies Indigenous students Masters Biology
Peninsula Co-op Dr. Ian MacPherson Memorial Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students participating in a co-op work program.
September 15 Varies Masters PhD Part-time studies Visual Arts Education Economics Environmental Studies Pacific and Asian Studies Public Health and Social Policy Geography Engineering and Computer Science Law History Fine Arts Physics and Astronomy Sociology Mathematics and Statistics Psychology French Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education English Philosophy Science Biology Biochemistry and Microbiology Hispanic and Italian Studies Medieval Studies Business Anthropology Writing Germanic and Slavic Studies Computer Science Chemistry Greek and Roman Studies Art History and Visual Studies Political Science Child and Youth Care Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Earth and Ocean Sciences Health Information Science Nursing Music Humanities Social Sciences Linguistics Human and Social Development Theatre Library Social Work Gender Studies Public Administration
Professional Employees Association (PEA) Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding full or part-time graduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria who are UVic PEA members or their dependants.
September 15 Varies Gender-based Masters PhD Social Sciences Engineering and Computer Science Science
Saanich Employees Benefit Association Award
One or more awards of $1,000 each are given to full or part-time entering or continuing undergraduate or graduate students who are members or dependents of members of the Saanich Employees Benefit Association (SEBA) and have demonstrated financial need.
September 15 $1,000 PhD Masters Gender-based Public Health and Social Policy Health Information Science Nursing
Sharyl Yore Award
One or more awards are given to members of the University of Victoria Office and Technical and Child Care staff who hold a regular appointment, have completed their probationary period and are taking classes to pursue a UVic degree, diploma or certificate.
September 15 Varies PhD Masters Science
Sto:lo Legacy Scholarship
One or more scholarships to a total value of $5,000 per annum, are awarded to registered members of any Stó:lō First Nation (i.e. any First Nation located along the Fraser River and its tributaries between Langley and Yale) entering or continuing in a certificate, diploma or degree program (undergraduate or graduate) at the University of Victoria.
September 15 $5,000 Masters Indigenous students Business Law Humanities Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Social Sciences Engineering and Computer Science Human and Social Development
Leslie and Kay Jowett Graduate Scholarship
One or more awards will be given to graduate students with a physical disability as defined by the 1975 UNESCO declaration.
September 15 Varies Masters PhD Part-time studies Students with disabilities Economics
Vancouver Island Compassion Society Cannabis and Psychedelic Studies Scholarship
One or more scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded to graduate students whose research is focused on therapeutic or medically beneficial applications for cannabis or psychedelics and/or increasing access to medical cannabis or psychedelics (increased access via cost-coverage, stigma reduction, etc.).
September 15 $5,000 PhD Masters Hispanic and Italian Studies French Germanic and Slavic Studies Public Administration Physics and Astronomy Theatre Humanities Environmental Studies Social Sciences Fine Arts History Child and Youth Care Art History and Visual Studies Computer Science Human and Social Development Economics Sociology Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health English Earth and Ocean Sciences Biology Linguistics Mathematics and Statistics Education Library Gender Studies Medieval Studies Chemistry Health Information Science Law Greek and Roman Studies Music Science Engineering and Computer Science Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Political Science Visual Arts Writing Public Health and Social Policy Philosophy Business Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies Social Work Nursing Anthropology Biochemistry and Microbiology Pacific and Asian Studies Geography Psychology
Victoria Canada-China Friendship Association Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students from the People’s Republic of China.
September 15 Varies PhD Masters Health Information Science Engineering and Computer Science Physics and Astronomy Writing Philosophy Hispanic and Italian Studies Music Law Sociology Visual Arts Psychology Chemistry English Germanic and Slavic Studies Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Political Science Art History and Visual Studies Mathematics and Statistics Nursing Linguistics Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies Public Health and Social Policy Geography Computer Science Gender Studies Humanities Social Work Public Administration Theatre Earth and Ocean Sciences Science Anthropology Medieval Studies Education Child and Youth Care Fine Arts Pacific and Asian Studies French Environmental Studies History Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Biochemistry and Microbiology Library Social Sciences Business Biology Greek and Roman Studies Human and Social Development Economics
Wendy Diane Esdale Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to entering or continuing graduate students who have demonstrated financial need. Preference shall be given to mature students.
September 15 Varies Gender-based Masters PhD Geography Science Hispanic and Italian Studies Social Sciences Music Gender Studies Business Fine Arts Environmental Studies Chemistry Mathematics and Statistics Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies Linguistics Visual Arts Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Health Information Science Political Science Sociology Anthropology Psychology Biochemistry and Microbiology Earth and Ocean Sciences Engineering and Computer Science History Public Health and Social Policy Writing Theatre Philosophy Germanic and Slavic Studies Humanities Nursing Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Computer Science Law Economics Child and Youth Care Greek and Roman Studies French English Social Work Art History and Visual Studies Pacific and Asian Studies Public Administration Human and Social Development Education Library Biology Medieval Studies Physics and Astronomy
WestGrid Scholarship for Graduate Indigenous Students
A scholarship of at least $10,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding Canadian-born Indigenous graduate student entering the University of Victoria.
September 15 at least $10,000 Masters Indigenous students PhD Human and Social Development Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Engineering and Computer Science Social Sciences Business Humanities Law
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) of $50,000/yr are available to Canadian and international graduate students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement and are pursuing doctoral study at a Canadian university.
Closed for 2023. Application by invitation only. Annual Value $50,000/year for 3 years PhD External awards Masters Anthropology Medieval Studies Environmental Studies Greek and Roman Studies Gender Studies Library Chemistry Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Education Music Biology Fine Arts Child and Youth Care Economics Theatre Pacific and Asian Studies Business English French Hispanic and Italian Studies Public Administration Health Information Science Visual Arts Computer Science Psychology Earth and Ocean Sciences Human and Social Development History Mathematics and Statistics Germanic and Slavic Studies Writing Science Geography Law Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Sociology Humanities Political Science Social Work Public Health and Social Policy Nursing Art History and Visual Studies Biochemistry and Microbiology Social Sciences Physics and Astronomy Linguistics Philosophy
Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (MSFSS)
The MSFSS program supports active Tri-Council master's and doctoral CGS award holders with travel supplements of up to $6,000. These supplements are available to help offset the costs of undertaking research studies outside of Canada for a defined period.
June or October Up to $6,000 PhD Masters External awards Computer Science Human and Social Development Science Chemistry Humanities Sociology Theatre Library Business Linguistics Psychology Biology Medieval Studies Art History and Visual Studies Child and Youth Care Public Health and Social Policy Political Science Earth and Ocean Sciences Economics Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Mathematics and Statistics Hispanic and Italian Studies Philosophy Music French Health Information Science Education History Social Work Anthropology Fine Arts Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Pacific and Asian Studies Gender Studies Visual Arts Writing Nursing Social Sciences Environmental Studies English Law Biochemistry and Microbiology Geography Greek and Roman Studies Physics and Astronomy Public Administration Germanic and Slavic Studies
William Petrie Scholarship
A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding graduate student in any discipline who can show how he or she has utilized library resources - be they print archival, music, multimedia, digital, etc. - for a class project, assignment or research paper. 
May 31 Varies PhD Masters Geography Environmental Studies
Albert Hung Chao Hong Scholarships
One or more scholarships based on academic excellence are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students attending the University of Victoria who are citizens of Hong Kong or Mainland China.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Social Work English Anthropology Medieval Studies Chemistry French Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Biochemistry and Microbiology Writing Child and Youth Care Environmental Studies Theatre Visual Arts Science Earth and Ocean Sciences History Education Philosophy Biology Physics and Astronomy Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies Business Hispanic and Italian Studies Music Law Linguistics Gender Studies Social Sciences Art History and Visual Studies Human and Social Development Fine Arts Pacific and Asian Studies Library Psychology Germanic and Slavic Studies Sociology Nursing Mathematics and Statistics Geography Economics Greek and Roman Studies Public Health and Social Policy Health Information Science Computer Science Humanities
Brian Grieve Entrance Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students entering the University of Victoria.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Education Psychology Library French Chemistry Germanic and Slavic Studies Philosophy History Greek and Roman Studies Gender Studies Public Administration Biochemistry and Microbiology Child and Youth Care Engineering and Computer Science Social Sciences Science Public Health and Social Policy Computer Science Environmental Studies Theatre Physics and Astronomy Earth and Ocean Sciences Linguistics Visual Arts Writing Fine Arts Art History and Visual Studies English Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Geography Pacific and Asian Studies Political Science Nursing Health Information Science Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Business Music Social Work Hispanic and Italian Studies Anthropology Medieval Studies Economics Sociology Humanities Biology Human and Social Development Law Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies Mathematics and Statistics
Cassels Shaw Graduate Fellowship
One or more fellowships, of at least $6,000 each, will be awarded to outstanding graduate students, entering or continuing in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
No application required at least $6,000 PhD Masters Computer Science Fine Arts Political Science Nursing Pacific and Asian Studies Public Administration Earth and Ocean Sciences Anthropology Chemistry History Social Work Environmental Studies Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Linguistics English Medieval Studies French Education Law Science Business Health Information Science Child and Youth Care Public Health and Social Policy Physics and Astronomy Biology Theatre Gender Studies Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Writing Social Sciences Economics Geography Biochemistry and Microbiology Humanities Visual Arts Greek and Roman Studies Music Hispanic and Italian Studies Art History and Visual Studies Library Human and Social Development Psychology Philosophy Germanic and Slavic Studies Mathematics and Statistics Sociology
Hawkes-Little Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students whose research focuses on maritime interests in the Pacific Northwest.
See Departments regarding application: Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Studies, Earth and Ocean Sciences, and History Varies Masters PhD Geography Environmental Studies
Rhodes Scholarship
A Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom includes course fees, an annual stipend, a settling in allowance, and two economy class flights for the beginning and end of studies in Oxford.
Varies by Rhodes constituency. Refer to the 'How to apply' section. Varies External awards Masters PhD Undergraduate Biochemistry and Microbiology Fine Arts Art History and Visual Studies Law Writing Human and Social Development Business Germanic and Slavic Studies Humanities History Hispanic and Italian Studies Library French Nursing Environmental Studies Social Work Public Administration Social Sciences Economics Public Health and Social Policy Education Theatre Science Pacific and Asian Studies Physics and Astronomy Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Anthropology Computer Science Music Earth and Ocean Sciences Greek and Roman Studies Gender Studies Geography English Mathematics and Statistics Sociology Political Science Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Philosophy Child and Youth Care Medieval Studies Visual Arts Health Information Science Psychology Biology Chemistry Linguistics
Tsi'Tsu'Wu'Tul Award
An award is given to a graduating undergraduate or graduate Indigenous student who has overcome significant obstacles.
No application required $500 Masters PhD Undergraduate Indigenous students Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Law Business Human and Social Development Engineering and Computer Science Humanities Social Sciences
University of Victoria Graduate Awards & Fellowships
The Faculty of Graduate Studies provides awards to graduate students of high academic standing. The distribution, value and duration of these awards and fellowships are determined by each academic unit.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Biochemistry and Microbiology Computer Science Hispanic and Italian Studies Theatre Greek and Roman Studies Social Sciences Music Library Science Art History and Visual Studies Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Public Health and Social Policy Business Public Administration Human and Social Development History Nursing Germanic and Slavic Studies Chemistry Gender Studies Visual Arts Earth and Ocean Sciences Medieval Studies English Political Science Writing Sociology Fine Arts Biology Pacific and Asian Studies Linguistics Humanities Law Anthropology Economics Mathematics and Statistics Environmental Studies Education Geography Health Information Science Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health French Child and Youth Care Social Work Philosophy Psychology Physics and Astronomy

Annual giving

Name Deadline Amount Audience Department
Annual Giving Student Scholarship
A scholarship of $1000 is awarded to an academically outstanding student who is a current Annual Giving student employee and who has worked a minimum of 48 hours in that position.
April 30 $1,000 Masters PhD Annual giving

Anthropology

Name Deadline Amount Audience Department
Alexander and Helen Stafford MacCarthy Muir Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students at the University of Victoria.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Anthropology
Donald Wagg Graduate Scholarships
One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Anthropology
Ferguson Graduate Research Award in Digital Health
An award of $10,000 is given to an academically outstanding graduate student, with preference to a PhD student, whose research is in the area of digital health innovations and applications (e.g., well-being, cognition, physical activity), and who is affiliated with the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health.
Contact IALH to inquire $10,000 PhD Anthropology
Ray De Girolamo Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding entering or continuing graduate students.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Anthropology
Jarmila Vlasta Von Drak Thouvenelle Co-op Scholarships
One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate co-op students at the University of Victoria.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Anthropology
Jarmila Vlasta Von Drak Thouvenelle Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students at the University of Victoria.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Anthropology
John and Myrtle Tilley Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Anthropology
Melva J. Hanson Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding students at the University of Victoria.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Anthropology
Olivine Stephenson Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Anthropology
Ord and Linda Anderson Interdisciplinary Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships of at least $10,000 each will be awarded to highly qualified students registered in an Interdisciplinary (INTD) PhD Program.
No application required at least $10,000 PhD Anthropology
Robert W. Ford Graduate Scholarships
One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students entering or continuing in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Anthropology
The Martlet Chapter IODE Graduate Scholarship for Women
A scholarship will be awarded to an academically outstanding woman student entering the second year of a master’s program.
No application required Varies Gender-based Masters Anthropology
David F. Strong Research Scholarship
One (1) David F. Strong Research Scholarship will be awarded to graduate students who currently hold a Canadian federal research council scholarship valued between $17,500 and $35,000.
September 15 Varies PhD Masters Part-time studies Anthropology

Art History and Visual Studies

Name Deadline Amount Audience Department
Alexander and Helen Stafford MacCarthy Muir Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students at the University of Victoria.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Art History and Visual Studies
Donald Wagg Graduate Scholarships
One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Art History and Visual Studies
Henriette Ann Schmidt Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students in the Department of Art History & Visual Studies specializing in Indigenous arts with preference given to students studying Pre-Columbian art.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Art History and Visual Studies
Herbert Bertram Falkenstein Graduate Scholarship in Fine Arts
One or more scholarships, of at least $10,000 each, are awarded to academically outstanding Masters or PhD students in the Faculty of Fine Arts whose research focuses on Art History or Asian Studies.
No application required at least $10,000 Masters PhD Art History and Visual Studies
Ray De Girolamo Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding entering or continuing graduate students.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Art History and Visual Studies
Jarmila Vlasta Von Drak Thouvenelle Co-op Scholarships
One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate co-op students at the University of Victoria.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Art History and Visual Studies
Jarmila Vlasta Von Drak Thouvenelle Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students at the University of Victoria.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Art History and Visual Studies
Jeffrey Rubinoff Art as a Source of Knowledge Graduate Scholarship
A minimum of two scholarships of up to $10,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students in each of the five departments in the Faculty of Fine Arts.
No application required varies PhD Masters Art History and Visual Studies
Jeffrey Rubinoff Scholar in Art as a Source of Knowledge Fellowship
An award of $30,000 is given to a doctoral student in the field of Modern and Contemporary Art History. If there are no eligible candidates in this field, only outstanding doctoral candidates (excellent PhD proposal, high GPA) in other areas of Art History and Visual Studies will be considered.
No application required $30,000 PhD Art History and Visual Studies
Jeffrey Rubinoff Scholar in Art as a Source of Knowledge Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students in the Department of Art History & Visual Studies, with preference for students with demonstrated financial need.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Art History and Visual Studies
Jeffrey Rubinoff Scholar in Art as a Source of Knowledge Travel Award
The Award is to cover travel, food and accommodation costs (the "Forum Costs") for the recipient of the Jeffrey Rubinoff Scholar in Arts as a Source of Knowledge Fellowship and two or more undergraduate or graduate students to attend the Company of Ideas Forum (the "Forum") which is conducted annually by the Jeffrey Rubinoff Foundation at the Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park (JRSP).
No application required Varies Masters PhD Art History and Visual Studies
John and Myrtle Tilley Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Art History and Visual Studies
Kalman Award for International Heritage Studies
One or more awards are given to full or part-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the Diploma in Cultural Resource Management, the Graduate Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Studies or any degree program at the University of Victoria. 
November 15 Varies PhD Part-time studies Masters Art History and Visual Studies
Melva J. Hanson Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding students at the University of Victoria.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Art History and Visual Studies
Olivine Stephenson Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Art History and Visual Studies
Ord and Linda Anderson Interdisciplinary Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships of at least $10,000 each will be awarded to highly qualified students registered in an Interdisciplinary (INTD) PhD Program.
No application required at least $10,000 PhD Art History and Visual Studies
Robert W. Ford Graduate Scholarships
One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students entering or continuing in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Art History and Visual Studies
Stephen and Eunice Lowe Scholarship for the Study of the History of Chinese Art
One or more scholarships are awarded to either academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students studying Asian Art in the Department of Art History & Visual Studies. Preference will be given to students studying the history of Chinese Art.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Art History and Visual Studies
The Flora Hamilton Burns Fellowship
A fellowship, donated by Flora Hamilton Burns in memory of Emily Carr, is awarded to an academically outstanding graduate student in the Department of Art History & Visual Studies.
No application required varies Masters PhD Art History and Visual Studies
The Martlet Chapter IODE Graduate Scholarship for Women
A scholarship will be awarded to an academically outstanding woman student entering the second year of a master’s program.
No application required Varies Gender-based Masters Art History and Visual Studies
David F. Strong Research Scholarship
One (1) David F. Strong Research Scholarship will be awarded to graduate students who currently hold a Canadian federal research council scholarship valued between $17,500 and $35,000.
September 15 Varies PhD Masters Part-time studies Art History and Visual Studies

Biochemistry and Microbiology

Name Deadline Amount Audience Department
Alexander and Helen Stafford MacCarthy Muir Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students at the University of Victoria.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Biochemistry and Microbiology
Donald Wagg Graduate Scholarships
One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Biochemistry and Microbiology
Dr. Julius F. Schleicher Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are given to highly qualified male graduate students in either the Faculty of Law or in one of the disciplines forming part of pre-medical studies such as biochemistry/microbiology, biology or chemistry.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Gender-based Biochemistry and Microbiology
Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher Scholarships
One or more scholarships are awarded for undergraduate or graduate female students registered in pre-medicine disciplines such as biochemistry/microbiology, biology or chemistry who show exceptional promise and who show firm intention to continue on to medical school.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Gender-based Biochemistry and Microbiology
Eileen Ford Wood and Alexander James Wood Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to female students who are enrolled in either a graduate program (full or part-time) or a pre-entry program in Biochemistry and Microbiology, Chemistry, Computer Science or Geography.
No application required Varies Gender-based Masters Part-time studies PhD Biochemistry and Microbiology
Greig Cosier Memorial Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students in the Department of Biology or the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology who are recognized for conscientious effort to their own studies as well as formally or informally mentoring other students.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Biochemistry and Microbiology
Ray De Girolamo Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding entering or continuing graduate students.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Biochemistry and Microbiology
Jarmila Vlasta Von Drak Thouvenelle Co-op Scholarships
One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate co-op students at the University of Victoria.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Biochemistry and Microbiology
Jarmila Vlasta Von Drak Thouvenelle Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students at the University of Victoria.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Biochemistry and Microbiology
John and Myrtle Tilley Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Biochemistry and Microbiology
Melva J. Hanson Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding students at the University of Victoria.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Biochemistry and Microbiology
Mrs. Zohra & Dr. Abdullah Siddiqui Scholarship
One or more scholarships of at least $1,000 are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students in the Neurosciences Graduate Program (Division of Medical Sciences), with preference for students with demonstrated financial need.
No application required at least $1,000 PhD Masters Biochemistry and Microbiology
Olivine Stephenson Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Biochemistry and Microbiology
Ord and Linda Anderson Interdisciplinary Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships of at least $10,000 each will be awarded to highly qualified students registered in an Interdisciplinary (INTD) PhD Program.
No application required at least $10,000 PhD Biochemistry and Microbiology
Paul Parizeau Graduate Research Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students in the Department of Biology and/or Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology who are conducting research in the fields of animal growth, embryonic development or regeneration.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Biochemistry and Microbiology
Robert W. Ford Graduate Scholarships
One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students entering or continuing in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Biochemistry and Microbiology
The Martlet Chapter IODE Graduate Scholarship for Women
A scholarship will be awarded to an academically outstanding woman student entering the second year of a master’s program.
No application required Varies Gender-based Masters Biochemistry and Microbiology
The Ray Hadfield Memorial Fellowship
Annual income from an endowment fund created by the Hadfield family may be awarded to a graduate student whose project, thesis, or dissertation is related to research or treatment of rheumatic diseases.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Biochemistry and Microbiology
Whitley Scholarship
A scholarship is awarded, on a rotating basis, to the top graduate student in the School of Nursing, School of Public Health and Division of Medical Sciences.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Biochemistry and Microbiology
David F. Strong Research Scholarship
One (1) David F. Strong Research Scholarship will be awarded to graduate students who currently hold a Canadian federal research council scholarship valued between $17,500 and $35,000.
September 15 Varies PhD Masters Part-time studies Biochemistry and Microbiology

Biology

Name Deadline Amount Audience Department
Alexander and Helen Stafford MacCarthy Muir Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students at the University of Victoria.
No application required Varies PhD Masters Biology
Alfred and Adriana Potvin Graduate Scholarship in Ocean Science
Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences who are pursuing a MSc or PhD in Ocean Sciences or a MSc or PhD in Marine Biology in the Department of Biology.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Biology
Amelia Leith Memorial Fellowship
A fellowship may be awarded to a graduate student in biology whose studies are in an area of horticultural significance.
No application required up to $12,000 Masters PhD Biology
Coastal Climate Solutions Leaders Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships, of at least $2,000 each, are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students registered in the Coastal Climate Solutions Leaders program.
No application required $2000 PhD Masters Biology
Donald Wagg Graduate Scholarships
One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Biology
Dr. Julius F. Schleicher Graduate Scholarship
One or more scholarships are given to highly qualified male graduate students in either the Faculty of Law or in one of the disciplines forming part of pre-medical studies such as biochemistry/microbiology, biology or chemistry.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Gender-based Biology
Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher Scholarships
One or more scholarships are awarded for undergraduate or graduate female students registered in pre-medicine disciplines such as biochemistry/microbiology, biology or chemistry who show exceptional promise and who show firm intention to continue on to medical school.
No application required Varies Masters PhD Gender-based Biology
Ferguson Graduate Research Award in Digital Health
An award of $10,000 is given to an academically outstanding graduate student, with preference to a PhD student, whose research is in the area of digital health innovations and applications (e.g., well-being, cognition, physical activity), and who is affiliated with the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health.