Graduate Blockchain Training Pathway

Blockchain@UBC is Canada’s first -Blockchain and Decentralized Trust Technologies -training pathway for graduate students. The training path is multidisciplinary and is supported by industry partners from a wide range of sectors. The Graduate Pathway will be a 12-credit non-degree training program that augments existing Master’s and PhD programs at UBC.

The initiative will provide a capacity for Master’s and PhD students who are interested in this area and desire to contribute in scaling Canada’s Blockchain industry while also engaging in some of the world’s most complex socio-technical issues.


The Blockchain and Decentralized Trust Technologies graduate training pathway is open to current or prospective graduate students at UBC.

Applicants must be existing Masters and PhD students at UBC or will need to apply for admission as a Masters or PhD student at UBC in the following fields: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration, Archival and Information Studies, or Law. Other programs will be considered on a case by case basis.

Students should express their interest in pursuing this pathway, preferably at the time of graduate studies’ application, to their academic supervisor. To be considered for participation in the pathway, students ideally should apply before September of the year in which they would like to be admitted. Later applications will be considered on a case by case basis

Students who are enrolled will complete foundational coursework on Blockchain and Decentralized Trust Technologies, undertake an industry-sponsored internship, and interact with faculty, researchers and students from across UBC to acquire knowledge and skills, and engage in innovative research, relating to this emerging technology.

More information about this program of study can be found here

The Blockchain and Dentralized Trust Technollogies training pathway has funding available – Master’s students following the training pathway can receive up to $25,000 in funding and PhDs, up to $30,000.



For more information on this graduate training pathway, please kindly contact Michelle Ho or visit the Blockchain@UBC website