Graduate Funding Packages

Academic Year 2017-2018 (NEW students entering program in 2017/2018)

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

  • MASc students: $15,500 per year plus tuition and fees, for up to 2 years
  • PhD students: $17,000 per year plus tuition and fees, for up to 4 years

Below is a summary of funding components. 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. Packages consist of Scholarships, Fellowships, Research Assistantships (RA), and Teaching Assistantships (TA).   

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 AwardTotal FundingScholarshipFellowshipTAshipRAship
NSERC VCGS$54,700$50,000$0$4,700$0
NSERC CGSD$46,550$35,000$1,900$4,700$4,950
NSERC PGSD$32,550$21,000$1,900$4,700$4,950
OGS*$27,550$10,000$4,300$4,700$8,550
QEII-GSST$27,550$15,000$2,300$4,700$5,550
Civil PHD Funding Package$25,550$0$4,850$4,700$16,000

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 AwardTotal FundingScholarshipFellowshipTAshipRAship
Chinese Scholarship Council$24,605 in addition to the value of CSC scholarshipexternal$7,835$4,700$12,070
NSERC IPS$40,693$21,000$5,753$2,350$11,590
OGS*$40,693$10,000$8,223$4,700$17,770
Minimum Civil PHD Funding Package$40,693$0$8,503$4,700$27,490

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 AwardTotal FundingScholarshipFellowshipTAshipRAship
NSERC CGSM$29,550$17,500$2,100$4,700$5,250
Transportation Information Steering Committee Scholarship$27,050$17,400$2,100$4,700$2,850
OGS*$27,050$10,000$4,100$4,700$8,250
QEII-GSST$27,050$15,000$2,100$4,700$5,250
Civil MASc Funding Package$24,050$0$4,350$4,700$15,000

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 AwardTotal FundingScholarship**FellowshipTAshipRAship
OGS Visa Competition*$39,195$10,000$7,725*$4,700$16,770*
Minimum Civil MASc Funding Package$39,195$0$8,005$4,700$26,490

 

*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 scholarships not listed below, please contact us to obtain further information about funding packages.

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.