Financial Information

All students who are accepted into the graduate program are guaranteed a basic minimum stipend, which is set by the department on an annual basis. Current stipends (2017-2018) are summarized in the table below [1].

Program and scholarship level

Stipend including
a typical 1st year
teaching assistant-
ship [2,3,4]

Ph.D. with TriCouncil Vanier CGS Scholarship

$ 53,000

Ph.D. NSERC CGS-D Fellowship

1st year [5]

$ 45,500

following years [6]

$ 38,000

Ph.D. NSERC PGS-D Fellowship

1st year [5]

$ 31,500

following years [6]

$ 29,000

Ph.D. with U of M Graduate Fellowship or MHRC

$ 26,600

Ph.D. with Faculty of Science Studentship [7]

$ 26,600

Ph.D. (grant funded)

$ 23,150



M.Sc. with NSERC Fellowship (1 year) [5]

1st year [5] CGS/PGSM

$ 28,000 / 27,800

2nd year [6] CGS/PGSM

$ 27,400 / 27,200

M.Sc. with U of M Graduate Fellowship or MHRC or MGS

$ 24,700

M.Sc. with Faculty of Science Studentship [7]

$ 23,600

M.Sc. (grant funded)

$ 21,950


1.     Stipend amounts listed are only for guidance, in case of an error in this table, the amounts established by the Ph&A Main Office take precedence.

2.     Teaching assistantship is subject to availability and qualification (a good command of the English language is required). A typical teaching assistantship for a 1st year course is approximately $ 3000.

3.     All scholarships with the exception of NSERC fellowships are available to international students.

4.     The numbers in the table are projections for the coming year and can be subject to revision. Policy changes by national and provincial agencies and the university are beyond our control.

5.     The 1st-year NSERC fellowships contain a top-up provided by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Science. The amount shown here is approximate and subject to availability of funds.

6.     The amount listed includes a grant-funded top-up contingent on available funds.

7.     To be eligible for the Faculty of Science Studentship, the academic advisor must be a regular member of the Faculty of Science, i.e. not an adjunct with a main appointment outside of the Faculty of Science.


Tuition: Current academic year tuition fees are as described in the Graduate Studies Fees web site. Consult the links on the right hand side for the program you are applying for (full-time MSc or PhD). International students should note that if their entrance GPA is above 3.5, they generally will obtain a $4000 International Student Entrance Scholarship in their first year.

Additional fellowships and stipends are available, for example the Ernst and Ingrid Bock award.

Information about funding and awards from the Faculty of Graduate Studies is available here.

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