Scholarships & Financial Aid
Scholarships Canada and International
1. Teaching Assistantships
Each year there are a few opportunities for MFRE students to TA undergraduate food and resource economics (FRE) courses. These are only available to exceptional students because of the time commitments required by the MFRE program. Please indicate on your application to MFRE if you are interested in a TA position, explaining why you are suitable for a given position and how you would handle the additional workload. TA positions typically range from 30–192 hours/assignment/term and pay between $18-$30 CAD per hour.
2. MFRE Merit-based Entrance Scholarships Canada and International (No application required)
The MFRE program offers several scholarship opportunities to students. The admissions committee reviews the documents and grades of all incoming applicants to determine if they are eligible to be nominated for these scholarships. The scholarship recipients will be notified by email.
MFRE Scholarship. The MFRE program offers scholarships of a value of maximum $7000 to outstanding students (domestic or international). The criteria for this award include academic merit, student financial need, leadership and the recipient’s potential contribution to the MFRE program. Potential contribution ranges from bringing diversity to the program to bringing relevant professional experience to the program.
MFRE Food and/or Agricultural Sector $7000 Scholarship. Designed for an outstanding student with strong interest and/or first-hand experience in the food and/or agricultural sectors in North America, and who will contribute that experience to the MFRE program. Two of these scholarships are offered in each academic year.
MFRE Environment and/or Resource Sectors $7000 Scholarship. Designed for an outstanding student with strong interest and/or first-hand experience in the environment or resource sectors in North America, and who will contribute that experience to the MFRE program. Two of these scholarships are offered in each academic year.
For Students from China. Canadian Agri-Food Trading Inc. together with the MFRE program offer one annual $1000 scholarship to an outstanding incoming international student from China. This award will appear on the student’s academic history (transcript) as “Canadian Agri-Food Trading Intl. Graduate Scholarship in Land and Food Systems.” Two of these scholarships are offered in each academic year.
3. LFS Awards and Scholarships (No application required)
MFRE students are eligible for a small number of endowed awards with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. These include the A.F. Barss Memorial Scholarship and the John Schildroth Memorial Scholarship.
4. Other Scholarships (Application required)
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC For students from Sub-Saharan Africa.
Canada Graduate Scholarships — Master’s Program (deadline: December 1 in the year prior to enrolling in MFRE) For Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship For students from the province of Alberta.
5. Country-Specific Scholarships (Application required)
The MFRE program has had students enroll from the following countries/regions with partial/full scholarship support from their home countries:
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