Financing your MBA

Scholarships, awards and financial assistance

The UBC Sauder School of Business is pleased to offer a number of financial aid, support and assistance options available to both Canadian citizens, permanent resident and international UBC MBA applicants. We encourage you to thoroughly research all options available to you.

UBC Sauder scholarships and awards

To qualify for the following scholarships, you will need to meet the merit requirements and apply by the UBC MBA application deadlines outlined below. All applicants are automatically considered for the following scholarships upon application submission, so we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

Note: Normally, these scholarships are paid out using the following payment schedule: 

  • Under $1,000 - paid out entirely in one term
  • $1,000 - $5,999 - paid out in two terms (equal instalments)
  • $6,000 or greater - paid out over the three terms of the year (33.3% in September, 33.3% January, and 33.4% in May)

External scholarships

Loan programs

The following institutions have offered to provide financing and assistance to eligible applicants enrolled in the MBA program. Loans or Lines of Credit may provide applicants with the financial assistance to help with tuition, books, personal living expenses, as well as everyday banking needs.


Government  loans

Government of Canada student loans are available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Prodigy Finance

Prodigy provides postgraduate student loans and refinancing for studying abroad to international students from over 150 nationalities.

Banco de Credito Peru

Peruvians can borrow the full costs of tuition and living expenses towards MBA degrees in Canada.

More financial assistance

UBC has many financial resources, workshops, and tools to help you understand your costs and support options, and help make a plan to fund your studies.

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