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Funding graduate programs

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 $20,000 for the MSc and $21,000 for the PhD 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 Student Teaching Assistantship (GSTA) 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 and prizes

Internal scholarships and awards are available to Chemistry graduate students:

We also encourage students and applicants to apply for external scholarships:

Major external awards will be supplemented by internal scholarships and assistantships.