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Financial assistance

All students accepted full-time will receive additional financial support in the form of a research assistantship (GRA) in their initial years of study. Some will also apply for several scholarships, awards and teaching assistantships (GSTA).

UNB funding for graduate students comes from three sources:

  • Graduate Student Teaching Assistant (GSTA): awarded for demonstrating in laboratories and marking assignments
  • Graduate Research Award (GRA): given by the Graduate School for research work
  • Graduate Academic Award (GAA): paid from the supervisor's research grants

Scholarships, bursaries and prizes

Graduate students can apply for the biannual Dr. W.J. Wright Scholarship, a $4500 award given to two students on the basis of academic merit and achievement.

The scholarship was established by a bequest from Dr. W.J. Wright, the former Head of the Department of Geology and Chief Geologist for the Province of New Brunswick

Graduate students can apply twice a year during the winter term and the spring and summer term.

Award details

  • for Geology MSc and PhD candidates.
  • for resident graduate students studying geology at the University of New Brunswick. 
  • awarded based on academic merit and achievement.
  • usually awarded once but in exceptional circumstances, it can be re-awarded.

Find out more about awards and funding available to graduate students of the Faculty of Science.