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 2024-2025

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.
  • All scholarships and awards are used to replace part of the minimum funding package. Please refer to the tables below for common award packages. 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.

Funding Scenario External Award Contribution Department Contribution (Fellowship) Supervisor's Minimum Required Contribution (RA) Supervisor Voluntary Top-Up (RA) Total Funding Package Program + Incidental Fees to be paid by Student *red text shows 23-24 values Net funding after tuition and incidental fees are paid Notes
No external award $0.00 7053.49 21160.47 0 $28,213.96 $8213.96 $20,000.00 This is the minimum guaranteed funding package
No external award + voluntary 1K RA top up $0.00 7053.49 21160.47 1000 $29,213.96 $8213.96 $21,000.00 While not required, many professors voluntarily top up the RA amount of the funding package. The top up amounts indicated here are examples only (a top up can be any amount). Students are encouraged to discuss the possibility of a top up above the minimum required RA contribution with their supervisor(s)
No external award + voluntary 3K RA top up $0.00 7053.49 21160.47 3000 $31,213.96 $8213.96 $23,000.00
No external award + voluntary 5K RA top up $0.00 7053.49 21160.47 5000 $33,213.96 $8213.96 $25,000.00
Holds QEII-GSST $15,000.00 4553.49 13660.47 0 $33,213.96 $8213.96 $25,000.00
Holds OGS $10,000.00 6053.49 17160.47 0 $33,213.96 $8213.96 $25,000.00
Holds NSERC PGSD $21,000.00 3553.49 10660.47 0 $35,213.96 $8213.96 $27,000.00
Holds NSERC CGSD $35,000.00 3553.49 10660.47 0 $49,213.96 $8213.96 $41,000.00
Holds NSERC VCGS $50,000.00 1803.49 5410.47 0 $57,213.96 $8213.96 $49,000.00
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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.

Funding Scenario External Award Contribution Department Contribution (Fellowship) Supervisor's Minimum Required Contribution (RA) Supervisor Voluntary Top-Up (RA) Total Funding Package Program + Incidental Fees to be paid by Student *red text shows 23-24 values Net funding after tuition and incidental fees are paid Notes
No external award $0.00 $1,448.50 $27,521.46 $0.00 $28,969.96 $ 8,969.96 $20,000.00 This is the minimum guaranteed funding package
No external award + voluntary 1K RA top up $0.00 $1,448.50 $27,521.46 $1,000.00 $29,969.96 $ 8,969.96 $21,000.00 While not required, many professors voluntarily top up the RA amount of the funding package. The top up amounts indicated here are examples only (a top up can be any amount). Students are encouraged to discuss the possibility of a top up above the minimum required RA contribution with their supervisor(s)
No external award + voluntary 3K RA top up $0.00 $1,448.50 $27,521.46 $3,000.00 $31,969.96 $ 8,969.96 $23,000.00
No external award + voluntary 5K RA top up $0.00 $1,448.50 $27,521.46 $5,000.00 $33,969.96 $ 8,969.96 $25,000.00
Holds International OGS $10,000.00 $2,448.50 $21,521.46 $0.00 $33,969.96 $ 8,969.96 $25,000.00
Holds Chinese Scholarships Council Award $26,400.00 $448.50 $8,521.46 $0.00 $35,369.96 $ 8,969.96 $26,400.00
Holds CONACYT $25,487.00 $674.15 $12,808.81 $0.00 $38,969.96 $ 8,969.96 $30,000.00
Holds Connaught $10,000.00 $7,242.49 $21,727.47 $0.00 $38,969.96 $ 8,969.96 $30,000.00
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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.

Funding Scenario External Award Contribution Department Contribution (Fellowship) Supervisor's Minimum Required Contribution (RA) Supervisor Voluntary Top-Up (RA) Total Funding Package Program + Incidental Fees to be paid by Student *red text shows 23-24 values Net funding after tuition and incidental fees are paid Notes
No external award $0.00 $6,678.49 $20,035.47 $0.00 $26,713.96 $ 8,213.96 $18,500.00 This is the minimum guaranteed funding package
No external award + voluntary 1K RA top up $0.00 $6,678.49 $20,035.47 $1,000.00 $27,713.96 $ 8,213.96 $19,500.00 While not required, many professors voluntarily top up the RA amount of the funding package. The top up amounts indicated here are examples only (a top up can be any amount). Students are encouraged to discuss the possibility of a top up above the minimum required RA contribution with their supervisor(s)
No external award + voluntary 3K RA top up $0.00 $6,678.49 $20,035.47 $3,000.00 $29,713.96 $ 8,213.96 $21,500.00
No external award + voluntary 5K RA top up $0.00 $6,678.49 $20,035.47 $5,000.00 $31,713.96 $ 8,213.96 $23,500.00
Holds QEII-GSST $15,000.00 $4,178.49 $12,535.47 $0.00 $31,713.96 $ 8,213.96 $23,500.00
Holds OGS $10,000.00 $5,678.49 $16,035.47 $0.00 $31,713.96 $ 8,213.96 $23,500.00
Holds NSERC CGSM $17,500.00 $3,840.99 $11,522.97 $0.00 $32,863.96 $ 8,213.96 $24,650.00
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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.

Funding Scenario External Award Contribution Department Contribution (Fellowship) Supervisor's Minimum Required Contribution (RA) Supervisor Voluntary Top-Up (RA) Total Funding Package Program + Incidental Fees to be paid by Student *red text shows 23-24 values Net funding after tuition and incidental fees are paid Notes
No external award $0.00 $10,031.99 $40,127.97 $0.00 $50,159.96 $ 31,659.96 $18,500.00 This is the minimum guaranteed funding package
No external award + voluntary 1K RA top up $0.00 $10,031.99 $40,127.97 $1,000.00 $51,159.96 $ 31,659.96 $19,500.00 While not required, many professors voluntarily top up the RA amount of the funding package. The top up amounts indicated here are examples only (a top up can be any amount). Students are encouraged to discuss the possibility of a top up above the minimum required RA contribution with their supervisor(s)
No external award + voluntary 3K RA top up $0.00 $10,031.99 $40,127.97 $3,000.00 $53,159.96 $ 31,659.96 $21,500.00
No external award + voluntary 5K RA top up $0.00 $10,031.99 $40,127.97 $5,000.00 $55,159.96 $ 31,659.96 $23,500.00
Holds International OGS $10,000.00 $9,531.99 $35,627.97 $0.00 $55,159.96 $ 31,659.96 $23,500.00
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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.