A UBC BCom is a huge investment in your future. Before you start your degree, it's important to know the costs and plan ahead so that you can concentrate on your studies.
Tuition and fees
Tuition costs vary depending on how many credits you’re taking each year, and whether you’re a Canadian or international student. Why not create a financial plan ahead of time, and budget for housing, meal plans and books too? Start planning your budget with UBC’s online cost calculator.
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At UBC Sauder we understand that the commitment you and your family make toward your education can be a financial challenge. That’s why we’re here to support you through financial advising, scholarships, bursaries, awards, grants and other alternate funding sources.
Scholarships, awards and bursaries
A wide range of scholarships, awards, prizes and bursaries are available to BCom students. You may be eligible based on your academic achievement and in many cases, a combination of financial need and/or achievement in other areas such as leadership and community service.
The Presidential Scholars Award program grants a one-time award of approximately $5,000 and renewable awards of up to $60,000 payable over four years to selected Canadians and permanent residents of Canada entering Year 1 at UBC. To be considered for a Presidential Scholars Award, you must submit your application to UBC by December 1, 2018. The information you provide in your academic transcripts and Personal Profile will be used to assess your eligibility.
Additionally, the following entrance awards recognize and reward the achievements of incoming UBC Sauder School of Business students. Unless otherwise listed, you must submit your application to UBC by December 1, 2018 to be considered for these awards.
- The Spitz Fellows Program
The Spitz Fellows Program is a unique opportunity for Indigenous women pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce at the UBC Sauder School of Business. The vision of the Spitz Fellows Program is to foster the conditions for each Fellow to succeed in her educational goals and beyond by eliminating financial barriers to success.
A cornerstone of the program is the Spitz Family Award for Indigenous Women, renewable awards of at least $10,000 per academic year, with additional funding available for Fellows, based on financial need, for other student expenses. The program recognizes direct entry, transfer, and current students who demonstrate academic achievement, community engagement, tenacity, leadership skills, and service to others. Applications for the award must be received by February 15, 2019 for consideration.
Learn more about the Spitz Fellows Program and how to apply
- Bachelor of Commerce International Entrance Scholarship
Scholarships valued at up to $20,000 each are available to international students entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at the Sauder School of Business. The awards are based primarily on the students' scholarly achievement. Subject to continued scholarship standing, the scholarships will be renewed for a further three years of study or until the first undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter period).
- Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation Scholarship
A scholarship equal to current tuition (credit cost at Canadian resident rates, not including student-levied extra fees) is offered by the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation to a student entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program. Subject to scholarship winners achieving annual standing on the Dean's Honour Roll, the award is renewable for a further three years of study or until a Bachelor of Commerce degree is obtained, whichever is the shorter period.
- Sheldon Trainor-De Girolamo Scholarship in Commerce
Two scholarships of approximately $4,200 each have been endowed by Sheldon Trainor-De Girolamo for undergraduate students entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program. Preference is given to students who graduated from a B.C. secondary school located outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District or the Capital Region District.
- HSBC Bank Canada Sauder School of Business Entrance Award
HSBC Bank Canada offers an award of approximately $2,000 that has been endowed through donations by employees who are Sauder Alumni. The award is available for an undergraduate student entering first year of the Bachelor of Commerce Program. The award is based on a combination of financial need and community service.
- BMO Entrance Award for Aboriginal Students in Commerce
A $10,000 award is offered annually by Bank of Montreal to an Aboriginal student entering the Bachelor of Commerce degree program. The award may be renewed for an additional three years or until the first undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter period), provided the recipient remains in good academic standing. Selection will be based on admission scores. The award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business.
- Real Estate Council of British Columbia Scholarship
A scholarship of approximately $8,550 has been endowed for an undergraduate student entering the Bachelor of Commerce Program at the Sauder School of Business. The award honours the Real Estate Council of B.C.'s 50th Anniversary and recognizes the long-standing partnership in education between the Council and the Sauder School. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an interest in or connection to the real estate industry.
Loans, grants and work programs
Student loans are government-funded, repayable financial assistance available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents. You may be eligible based on your income and assets, tuition, fees, books, and living expenses. UBC also offers work programs that will place you in an on-campus, part-time job that is well-paid with flexible hours that fit with your academic schedule.
The Co-op Program allows you to earn a salary while gaining relevant work experience to your studies. After entering the program in Year 3, you can alternate four-or eight-months of full-time work with your academic terms.
The Commerce Scholars Program gives you the opportunity to conduct leading research in an area of business that interests you under the mentorship of a faculty member. In the program, you can earn a research stipend of $5000 (CAD) for research work typically completed during the summer between Years 3 and 4.
Commerce Scholars Program