Financial Assistance

Student may have their own sources of financing (post-graduate awards, etc) or be supported by funding received by their supervisor(s). All accepted full-time students receive additional support in the form of a research assistantship (GRA) in their initial years of study, and most usually also apply for several competitive scholarships/awards and for teaching assistantships (GTA).

UNB Funding for Graduate Students come from three sources:

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) are awarded for demonstrating in laboratories and marking assignments
  • Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) are given by the Graduate School for research work
  • Graduate Academic Assistantships (GAA) are paid from the supervisors research grants 

Tuition Fees

The most up-to-date graduate tuition and fee information is available from the School of Graduate Studies.

Scholarships, Bursaries & Prizes

In addition to the financial support mentioned above, a number of awards are available to Faculty of Science graduate students.  Details on these and other awards and funding is available here.

W.J. WrightGraduate students are eligible to apply for the annual Dr. W.J. Wright scholarship, which is awarded to two students on the basis of academic merit and achievement. Graduate students are eligible to apply in the early fall (Sept 15th) and late spring (April 15th). Each award comprises $2,000. Complete the application here. Established by a bequest from Dr. W.J. Wright, former Head of the Department of Geology and Chief Geologist for the Province of New Brunswick.


This Wright Scholarship is awarded to MSc and PhD Candidates in the field of Geology.  Applicants must be resident graduate students studying geology at the University of New Brunswick.  The scholarship is awarded based on academic merit and achievement.  It is usually awarded only once, but in exceptional circumstances, can be re-awarded.