Graduate Funding & Awards - Course-Based Programs

The Peter A. Allard School of Law has created a number of dedicated funding opportunities for students enrolled in course-based graduate programs.  Please note that aside from these dedicated funding opportunities, students in the course-based programs are not eligible for general UBC or Allard School of Law awards, scholarships or bursaries; however, they may look and apply for external funding sources.

Master of Laws (Common Law)

All applicants are automatically considered for the LLM CL Tuition Award; no application is necessary. In past years, this award has been in the $3,000 - $4,000 range.

In addition, students on domestic student loans are eligible for a Master of Laws (Common Law) Bursary, which is assessed according to financial need. The Bursary is automatically assessed for students depending on financial need; no application is necessary.

LL.M. in Taxation

The Allard School of Law offers one or more awards of up to $7,500 to graduate students enrolled full-time in the LL.M. in Taxation Program.  Taking into account previous academic, professional and personal achievements, the award recognizes promising candidates with demonstrated potential to succeed in the LL.M. in Taxation Program.  No application is necessary; all graduate students enrolled full-time in the LL.M. in Taxation Program are automatically considered.  The award is made on the recommendation of the school, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

External Funding & Awards

Students who have questions about needs-based funding, including student loans, should refer to UBC's Student Financial Assistance and Awards Office.

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies’ Funding Databases provides a good starting point for researching external funding opportunities.

New in 2014, the Law Foundation of British Columbia is providing Graduate Fellowships (up to 6 awards of $15,000 each) to incoming and continuing graduate students. Students at UBC are eligible and must apply directly to the Law Foundation by January 7, 2015.