Incoming Student Funding

Incoming students are generally offered a minimum guarantee funding of about $20,000.00 (or more) for the first year and $13,000.00 (or more) for the second year. This may be comprised of the following sources:

  • Internal scholarships: 
    • Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarship (GDES) valued at $21,000/year for up to four years, providing the student remains in good academic standing.
    • Incoming students with a CGPA of 3.5 or above typically receive a Graduate Fellowship (currently valued at $7,000) in the summer of their first year.
    • Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship (SGES) valued at either $2,500.00 or $5,000.00.
  • Students also hold priority when applying for TA/TMships during the first few terms in their MA and PhD programs (current values MA - $6,240/PhD - $7,390 per term).
  • Incoming PhD students are awarded the PhD research scholarship valued at $5,400.00 ($1,800.00 per semester) for the first four years if they meet the terms of reference.
  • The amounts listed above are our minimum funding commitment and will be higher if you are awarded an external Tri-Agency award (i.e., CGS-M/CGS-D SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC, Vanier)
  • Often, students receive RAships with individual faculty members (valued between $2,000.00 - $10,000.00).

Other sources of funding are available and can be explored individually by students (please review here).

Tuition and Fees

Students can view tuition and fees here. Students can also view estimated costs for domestic and international students. Please note that tuition is the same for domestic and international students, and students from our graduate programs are considered full-time and pay a per term fee.