Program Policies

Examinations

Comprehensive Examination (PhD): Policies and Procedures

Departmental Awards

Graduate Student Initiative (GSI) Funding

UBC graduate programs receive funding, termed the Graduate Student Initiative (GSI) allocation, proportional to the number of students in the program. The RDS program uses its GSI allocation for student salary top-ups. All PhD students, and MSc students who achieve ≥ 90% average in their coursework, will receive salary top-ups. The money is paid in 3 installments, at the start of each term. Please see specifics for the distribution criteria below.

Reproductive and Developmental Sciences GSI Award Distribution Criteria