Funding Opportunities

Career + Professional Development

Professional development is an important component of Graduate Studies at Emily Carr University. Graduate students have the opportunity to work as Research Assistants, Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows.

Students interested in pedagogical practices can be involved in the delivery of undergraduate courses, with the support of seasoned faculty members and access to various teaching and learning resources.

Students interested in expanding their research experience can collaborate with faculty who hold similar research goals, and be involved in projects led by our on-campus research labs.

Scholarships + Awards

To recognize high academic achievement and creative potential, a limited number of graduate entrance scholarships are offered to incoming students. We offer several applicants in all graduate programs non-renewable, non-transferable tuition waivers upon acceptance. You do not need to apply directly for the entrance scholarship - the University will select students based on academic and creative merit as expressed in your application as part of the admissions process.

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The university awards some scholarships and bursaries as you continue your studies, designed to recognize ongoing scholarly development and performance, as well as financial need.

Student Loans

The Financial Aid + Awards office at ECU is available to answer any questions you have regarding eligibility for Canadian and American Government loans. Please call us at 1-604-844-3844 or toll-free at 1-800-832-7788.

It is important to note that some Master of Fine Arts (Low-Residency) students are eligible to apply for BC student loans. Contact the Financial Aid + Awards office for more details.