Financial Resources

Financial Aid

Students should contact their Enrolment Services Advisor who will assess need.


DH – consult SIS / UBC Contacts

Indigenous Students

Indigenous Financial Guide

Click here for financial information dedicated to Indigenous students

Awards for Indigenous students: Available awards for Indigenous students include scholarships and bursaries. Here you can find all of the different external awards and portals for Indigenous students listed in one place for students. The Indigenous Student Support team can be reached through

  • If you need any support with writing a personal statement, please reach out! They can set up a one-on-one support and guidance.
  • We encourage students to apply to the Irving K Barber Awards Program (Application deadline: April).

Click here for information about upcoming financial workshops for Indigenous students.

Students with Disabilities

Click here for scholarships dedicated to students with disabilities

Emergency Bursary Funding

Bursaries are administered through Enrolment Services.

Visit the Enrolment Services bursary website for more information and to apply, or contact your Enrolment Services Advisor. (DMD and Grad Students can find an advisor by emailing; Dental Hygiene students can look at the SISC for their assigned Enrolment Services Advisor).

Emergency funding also includes the Sweet Student Emergency Bursary Fund, established by our dental community, to assist UBC Dentistry students facing personal challenges such as medical issues, illnesses, or family tragedies and who are in need of financial assistance. Emergency funding is to help cover a temporary shortfall due to an unexpected situation when all other financial options have been exhausted; emergency funding is accessible to all students who meet the emergency bursary eligibility requirements.

To apply for the Sweet Student Emergency Bursary Fund, please contact Zul Kanji, Director of Student Affairs, at

B.C. Access Grant

From August 1, 2020, a new needs-based, up-front B.C. Access Grant provides non-repayable financial support of up to $4,000 a year for students at B.C. public post-secondary institutions.

Students applying for student aid for programs at B.C. public post-secondary institutions starting in September 2020 will be automatically assessed for the B.C. Access Grant. For more information on how to apply to StudentAid BC, please see the How to apply for a loan page.

UBC Financial Support Options

UBC provides financial advising and support through scholarships, bursaries, and other assistance programs. To learn about available support options please visit the UBC financial support page.

Scotia Professional® Student Plan for Dental Hygiene Students

UBC is the first dental school in Canada with access to an education financing program for all eligible Dental Hygiene Degree Program students. This program, exclusive to UBC, is made possible through a unique partnership with Scotiabank and includes education financing, a preferred banking package, premium credit cards and other tailored advice and solutions to meet your financial needs as a dental hygiene student.

Scotiabank also has a dedicated Healthcare & Professional Advisor, Haruka Yoshizawa, who brings the banking knowledge and experience to advise and assist you through every step of your education. Review the program brochure to learn more about this exclusive program and connect with Haruka.  Download the brochure.


Hispanic Dental Association Foundation Scholarship

The Canadian Mental Health Association Scholarships and Bursaries Program


Additional Resources

Enrolment Services Advisors

Additional questions about payment schedules, loans, awards, and financial planning can be directed to your ESP.
Graduate and DMD students can email
Dental Hygiene students can look at the SISC for their assigned Enrolment Services Advisor.

AMS Food Bank

The AMS Food Bank is an emergency food relief service for UBC students in need. They offer non-perishable foods, personal hygiene supplies, budgeting tips, and information on additional resources in and around Vancouver.

Location: Life 0032 (OLD SUB) – Hours: Thursdays 1-5pm – Email:

Please visit the AMS Food Bank page for more information.

UBC Food Hub

Discover food, financial, and wellbeing supports at the new UBC Food Hub, and learn about how you can join in growing a vibrant, food secure campus community.  UBC FOODHUB