Fully qualified students admitted to a graduate program in chemistry can normally expect financial support for up to three years for the M.Sc. degree and up to five years (from B.Sc.) for the Ph.D. degree. The recommended minimum per annum stipends are $18,000 for the M.Sc. and $19,000 for the Ph.D. program.

Financial information is listed on the School of Graduate Studies.

Funding for most graduate students comes primarily from the following three sources:

1. Graduate Academic Assistantships (GAA) are scholarship and fellowship income paid from the supervisor’s research grants.  This is typically the largest component of funding for graduate students in chemistry.

2. Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) are scholarship and fellowship income provided by the School of Graduate Studies and administered by the graduate academic unit of Chemistry to support students in research-based degree programs.

3. Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) are employment opportunities related to the delivery of our undergraduate degree programs and typically involve demonstrating in undergraduate laboratory courses and marking. Graduate teaching assistants perform an important role in the safe and effective delivery of our undergraduate programs and also gain valuable teaching experience, an important component in the professional development of graduate students.

Scholarships, Bursaries & Prizes

In addition to the financial support mentioned above, a number of internal scholarships and awards are available to Chemistry graduate students, including the following:

  • David M. Armstrong Doctoral Fellowship
  • BioChem Pharma Graduate Scholarship
  • Board of Governors Merit Awards for Graduate Studies
  • Frank and Norah Toole Scholarship
  • Magee-Third Century Postgraduate Merit Awards
  • Karel Wiesner Postgraduate Scholarship

 Chemistry graduate students and program applicants are also encouraged to apply for external scholarships, including the Canada Graduate Scholarships and Postgraduate Scholarships and the New Brunswich foundation for Innovation (NBIF) Graduate Scholarships. Major external awards will be supplemented by internal scholarships and assistantships.

Tuition and fees

The most up-to-date tuition and fee information is available from Financial Services.