Graduate Fees, Scholarships, and Funding

Fees

For tuition rates, please see the Student Accounts site.

Scholarships

Applicants and current students are encouraged to apply for scholarships that are applicable to them.  Common scholarships can be found on the following sites:

Teaching Assistantship

Teaching Assistant positions (TAships) are open to all graduate students, and a way to earn income and develop professional skills.  Income from TAship does not affect an MASc or PhD student’s funding package; it is income above the funding package.

Funding, Packages for Academic Year 2023-2024

MEng students do not receive a funding package and are required to self-fund their program.

MASc and PhD students receive the following minimum financial support ‐

  • MASc students: $18,500 plus tuition and fees per year, for up to 2 years beyond the bachelor’s degree
  • PhD students: $20,000 plus tuition and fees per year, for up to 4 years beyond the master’s degree
  • PhD Direct Entry (Fast track Bachelor's to PhD) - 5 years of guaranteed funding beyond the bachelor’s degree
  • Flexible-Time PhD students do not normally receive financial support from the department

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

  • University Fellowships are issued in sessional installments corresponding with the number of sessions in which a student is registered (i.e. 12 months of registration results in 3 installments of University Fellowship in September, January, and May respectively).
  • Research Assistantships (RA) are paid in monthly installments.
  • Students who have other scholarship/fellowship/award not listed below should contact the Office of Student Services regarding their funding based on their scholarship.
  • Students must be registered full-time and in good academic standing to maintain their financial support.
  • Students are responsible for paying their fees from the total amounts listed below by the tuition fee payment deadline.

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

PhD students receive funding at the yearly rate below. Please refer to your funding letter for your specific arrangement.

Major Award Scholarship Fellowship RA Total Package
NSERC VCGS $50,000.00 $1,999.89 $5,214.07 $57,213.96
NSERC CGSD $35,000.00 $4,449.89 $9,764.07 $49,213.96
TISC $17,900.00 $5,919.89 $12,494.07 $36,313.96
NSERC PGSD $21,000.00 $4,449.89 $9,764.07 $35,213.96
OGS* $15,000.00 $5,849.89 $12,364.07 $33,213.96
QEII-GSST $10,000.00 $7,849.89 $15,364.07 $33,213.96
No scholarship $- $9,349.89 $18,864.07 $28,213.96
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International PhD Student (four years for PhD, five years for PhDU):

PhD students receive funding at the yearly rate below. Please refer to your funding letter for your specific arrangement.

Major Award Scholarship Fellowship RA Total Package
Trillium** $26,664.00 $1,776.72 $14,529.24 $42,969.96
Connaught*** $10,000.00 $4,096.40 $19,873.56 $33,969.96
OGS* $10,000.00 $9,614.49 $19,355.47 $38,969.96
Chinese Scholarship Council**** $26,400.00 $1,076.40 $7,893.56 $35,369.96
Conacyt $25,487.00 $1,437.96 $12,045.00 $38,969.96
Minimum PhD Funding Package $- $3,296.40 $25,673.56 $28,969.96
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Domestic MASc Student (2 years):

 MASc students receive funding at the yearly rate below. Please refer to your funding letter for your specific arrangement.

Major Award Scholarship Fellowship RA Total Package
NSERC CGSM $17,500.00 $4,852.39 $10,511.57 $32,863.96
Gordon F. Newell $17,400.00 $4,484.89 $9,829.07 $31,713.96
OGS* $15,000.00 $5,324.89 $11,389.07 $31,713.96
QEII-GSST $10,000.00 $7,324.89 $14,389.07 $31,713.96
Minimum MASc Funding Package $- $8,824.89 $17,889.07 $26,713.96
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International MASc Student (2 years):

MASc students funding at the yearly rate below. Please refer to your funding letter for your specific arrangement.

Major Award Scholarship Fellowship RA Total Package
OGS Visa Competition* $10,000.00 $13,597.99 $31,561.97 $55,159.96
MITACS $15,000.00 $11,597.99 $28,561.97 $55,159.96
Minimum MASc Funding Package $- $17,030.99 $33,128.97 $50,159.96
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*OGS scholarships are valued at $15,000. $10,000 is provided by the Ontario Government as a scholarship. The remaining $5,000 is paid by a fellowship top-up of $2,000 and an RA top-up of $3,000.
**Trillum sholarships are valued at $40,000. $26,664 is provided by the Ontario Government as a scholarship, and the remaining $13,336 is paid by fellowship and RA.
***Connaught - Top Up of $10000 to department's base funding package
****CSC covers 4 years of living allowance, approximately $18,500 per year for the funded period.

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