Financial Assistance

An offer of Financial Assistance is subject to availability, for full-time MSc students (first two years) $16,000 and full-time PhD students (first four years) $17,000.  You should discuss in advance with your supervisor how this may change if you were to win a scholarship or award subsequent to the financial offer.

Funding for Graduate Students comes 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 fees information is available from the School of Graduate Studies.

Scholarships, Bursaries & Prizes

The William S. Lewis Doctoral Fellowship

The Lewis Fellowship is awarded alternately to graduate students in SSHRC and NSERC (science and engineering) disciplines.  The Fellowship is normally held for four years and is valued at $25,000.

Nominations must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by February 1st and must include:

  • academic transcripts from all institutions attended
  • curriculum vitae, including information about awards, citations, publications, conference presentations, relevant research or job experience
  • description of the candidate's intended dissertation topic, written either by the nominator or the candidate (indicate author)
  • letter of nomination from the Dean; Chair or Director of Graduate Studies in the GAU outlining why this candidate is worthy of nomination
  • any essay, poster, conference paper, or other piece of documentation that the nominator may wish to include as evidence of the qualities of the candidate.

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 are available here.