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Financial assistance

Graduate assistantships are awarded through the Faculty of Arts to full-time graduate students in humanities and social sciences. These awards are based primarily on academic standing and are awarded on a competitive basis by the "Assistantship Committee," for a maximum of five terms. Students must be in the research-based stream to be eligible.

Students in the two-year program who have been selected to receive an Arts Assistantship will initially be awarded a one-year assistantship (three terms) and may be renewed on a pro-rated basis for an additional one or two terms (eight months). Students in the one year program that have been awarded an Arts Assistantship will be awarded one full year (three terms). In all cases degree fees and program fees must be paid by the holders of these awards. Students who were successful in obtaining an Arts Assistantship are assigned light duties such as marking essays, conducting tutorials, assisting with research, etc.


W.Y. Smith Scholarship

An amount of approximately $1,500–$3,000  will be awarded by the graduate committee in the Department of Economics to deserving students with high academic standing. Preference is given to students from the Atlantic provinces. This fund was established in honour of Professor W.Y. Smith for his outstanding contribution to the Atlantic region.

The Elizabeth Parr-Johnston Graduate Scholarship

Field: Economics is the 1st preference. An amount of $5,000 is awarded and is renewable up to three years. The first preference is given to a UNB graduate student in the Department of Economics who is from the Maritime provinces. To apply a student will need letters of nomination and copies of transcripts. The deadline for these documents to be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies office is Feb. 15. An adjudication committee of three will be convened by the School of Graduate Studies.

Additional funding sources

Graduate program tuition and fees