Graduate Funding Packages

Academic Year 2019-2020

Students who are admitted for MASc or PhD study receive the following minimum financial support ‐

  • MASc students: $16,000 plus tuition and fees per year, for up to 2 years
  • PhD students: $17,000 plus tuition and fees per year, for up to 4 years

Packages are made up of Scholarships, Fellowships, and Research Assistantships (RA).

*Notes

-Students who have other scholarship/fellowship/award not listed here should confirm with the Office of Student Services regarding their funding on the basis of their scholarship.
-Students must be full-time status and in good academic standing to maintain their financial support.
-Students are responsible for paying their fees from the total amounts listed below.  For tuition rates, please see the Student Accounts site.
-The MEng professional program is not currently funded.

Domestic PhD Student (four years for PhD, five years for PhDU):

PhD students receive 4 years of funding for their PhD program, at the yearly rate below. Please refer to your funding letter for your specific arrangement.

Major Award Total Funding
NSERC VCGS $54,650
NSERC CGSD $46,500
NSERC PGSD $32,500
OGS* $30,350
QEII-GSST $30,350
Minimum PhD Funding Package $25,350

International PhD Student (four years for PhD, five years for PhDU):

PhD students receive 4 years of funding for their PhD program, at the yearly rate below. Please refer to your funding letter for your specific arrangement.

Major Award Total Funding
Trillium** $40,000
Connaught $36,115
OGS* $31,000
Chinese Scholarship Council (Total Funding is equivalent to the student's full cost of tuition and incidental fees. CSC provides a living allowance.) Scholarship covers 4 years of living allowance, approx $19,000/year
Minimum PhD Funding Package $25,987

Domestic MASc Student (24 months):

 MASc students receive 24 months of funding for their MASc program, at the yearly rate below. Please refer to your funding letter for your specific arrangement.

Major Award Total Funding
NSERC CGSM $30,000
Gordon F. Newell $28,850
OGS* $28,850
QEII-GSST $28,850
Minimum MASc Funding Package $23,850

International MASc Student (24 months):

MASc students receive 24 months of funding for their MASc program, at the yearly rate below. Please refer to your funding letter for your specific arrangement.

Major Award Total Funding
OGS Visa Competition* $47,050
MITACS $47,050
Minimum MASc Funding Package $42,050

*Please note: OGS scholarships are valued at $15,000. $10,000 is provided by the Ontario Government as a scholarship, and the remaining $5,000 is paid by a fellowship top-up of $2,000 and an RA top-up of $3,000.

This list includes the most common funding packages. If a student holds a scholarship not listed below, please contact us to obtain further information about funding packages. 

For complete funding packages click Grad-funding-package-2019-2020.

How Long Will You Be Funded For?

  • MASc - 24 months beyond the Bachelor's Degree.
  • MEng - not currently funded.  MEng students are encouraged to seek out scholarships, bursaries and other external awards to support their studies.
  • PhD - 4 years of guaranteed funding beyond the Master's Degree.
  • PhDU (Fast track Bachelor's to PhD) - 5 years of guaranteed funding beyond the Bachelor's Degree.