Bachelor of Commerce

Fees & financing

Tuition and fees

A UBC BCom is a huge investment in your future. We’re here to support you through financial advising, scholarships, bursaries, awards, grants and other alternate funding sources.

Before you start your degree, it's important to know the costs and plan ahead so that you can concentrate on your studies. Tuition costs vary depending on how many credits you’re taking each year, and whether you’re a Canadian or international student. Create a financial plan ahead of time that includes costs for housing, meal plans and books.

Scholarships, awards and bursaries

A wide range of scholarships, awards, 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 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 $80,000 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, 2019. 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, 2019 to be considered for these awards.

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 BC 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 British Columbia'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.

Faculty Advisory Board Bachelor of Commerce Entrance Scholarship

A $10,000 entrance scholarship is offered annually by the UBC Sauder School of Business Faculty Advisory Board to an outstanding undergraduate student entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program directly from secondary school. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Subject to continued scholarship standing, the award will be renewed for a further three years of study or until a Bachelor of Commerce degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter period). The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the UBC Sauder School of Business. (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter session).

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 28, 2020 for consideration.

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Additional funding sources

Loans, grants and work programs

Student loans are government-funded, repayable financial assistance available to Canadian citizens and 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 your academic schedule.

 
 

Co-op Program

The Co-op Program allows you to earn a salary while gaining relevant work experience to your studies. Once admitted to the program, you can alternate four-or eight-months of full-time work with your academic terms.

 
 

Research stipend

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. You can earn a research stipend of $5,000 (CAD) for research work typically completed during the summer between Years 3 and 4.

 
 

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