The QUEST Funding


Support & Tuition:


Students awarded competitive QuEST funding will receive support comparable to or above major scholarships and awards such as NSERC and the UBC 4YF. To apply for this funding see How to apply.

SBQMI encourages QuEST scholarship recipients to apply for other prestigious awards as they contribute to the strength of their academic achievements. If successful in these applications, total QuEST funding will be reduced by the amount of those awards.

Students who are not awarded NSERC or UBC 4YF should apply for other competitive funding. Please visit your chosen department website for a list of possible awards. (see PhAs and Chemistry and Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering) .


FUNDINGQuEST MSc Award LevelQuEST PhD Award Level
Competitive funding$20,000$24,000
Total Funding$24,000$30,000
Tuition FeesMSc/MASc Tuition PhD Tuition
Student FeesMSc/MASc Student Fees PhD Student Fees
Net FundingTotal funding minus Tuition minus Student Fees

*Tuition and student fees are subject to change


*Students may apply for a GSI tuition award through their department. More information about this can be found at


All QuEST award students receive a $3000 travel award to subsidize travel to present their work at an international conference. First year students may attend a conference but do not have to present.


Teaching assistantships (TAs) may also be available for those students receiving QuEST funding who are interested in gaining teaching experience. These are available depending on demand from the departments and agreement of the supervisors.








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Live for today
Hope for tomorrow
The important thing is
not to stop questioning”


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