Graduate Financial Support

MASc and PhD students are provided financial support for a standard period of time (see table below). MEng students do not receive financial support from the Department.  All students are encouraged to review SGS’s Financing your Graduate Education.

The table below shows the 2022-2023 standard funding for each program.

ProgramGuaranteed FundingDuration
MASc - Domestic$27,000
(Approx. $8,000 towards tuition & fees + $19,000 stipend)
Year 1
MASc - International$27,000
(Approx. $8,000 towards tuition & fees + $19,000 stipend)
Year 1
PhD - Domestic$28,500
(Approx. $8,000 towards tuition & fees + $20,500 stipend)
Years 1-4
PhD - International$29,112
(Approx. $8,612 towards tuition & fees + $20,500 stipend)
Years 1-4
PhD (fast track)* -Domestic$28,500
(Approx. $8,000 towards tuition & fees + 20,500 stipend)
Yeas 1-4
PhD (fast track)* - International$29,112
(Approx. $8,612 towards tuition & fees + $20,500 stipend)
Years 2-5
PhD (direct-entry) – Domestic$28,500
(Approx. $8,000 towards tuition & fees + 20,500 stipend)
Years 2-5
PhD (direct-entry) – International$29,112
(Approx. $8,612 towards tuition & fees + $20,500 stipend)
Years 2-5
PhD (Flex-Time)Not normally funded

*student was originally admitted into MASc program, then bypassed/transferred into the PhD program

Additionally, whenever possible, students will typically work up to 100 Teaching Assistantship hours (approximately $4,700). Students must apply to available positions to be eligible.

External awards are applied to the guaranteed funding. Students receiving these awards, however, can expect to receive a top-up to the guaranteed funding of $2,000-$5,000, depending on the award.

International MASc students holding an external award may have the difference between international and domestic fees covered.

Any financial support after the standard funding period is at the discretion of the supervisor, and students are encouraged to discuss this with their supervisor prior to the end of their standard funding period.

Financial support for MASc and PhD students is usually a combination of:

Students will receive a detailed funding letter at the beginning of every year outlining their funding support

Note for Applicants

All MASc and PhD applicants are encouraged to apply for scholarships in order to make their application more competitive.  Please see the Scholarships & Awards information on the SGS website.  For applicants, the awards under Government-Funded Awards and International Student Awards will be of particular interest.

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