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Funding

Financial assistance offered is subject to availability:

  • $16,000 for full-time MSc students for the first two years
  • $17,000 for full-time PhD students for the first four years

Discuss how this may change with your supervisor if you were to win a scholarship or award, after the financial offer. 

Sources

There are thee sources of funding for graduate students:

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

Tuition and fees 

The most up-to-date graduate tuition and fees information is available from the School of Graduate Studies.

Scholarships, bursaries and prizes

The David M. Armstrong Doctoral Fellowship

The Armstrong Fellowship is valued at $25,000 and specifically supports physics or chemistry students entering the PhD program at UNB. 

The Armstrong Fellowship may be held for up to three years.

Nominations must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies 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 dissertation topic, written either by the nominator or the candidate (indicate author)
  • letter of nomination from the Chair or Director of Graduate Studies in your 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

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 Feb. 1 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 another piece of documentation that the nominator may wish to include as evidence of the qualities of the candidate

Other funding

Awards are available for Faculty of Science graduate students. Find out more about these and other sources of funding at UNB.