Guaranteed Msc/Phd Graduate Funding

We ensure that all full-time MSc and PhD graduate students receive financial support to at least the basic level through a research assistant stipend, provided the student is making satisfactory progress in their graduate program. This stipend can also be increased by taking on at least (1) Teaching Assistant role per term.

The amount per month per student is not published, but our package is competitive relative to other Canadian institutions.

However, in an effort to improve transparency around graduate student funding, the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) prepared a preliminary snapshot of the main sources and amounts of funding (PDF) received by doctoral students at the unit and sectoral levels, broken down by year of study. The snapshot also includes information about average times to completion.

Guaranteed Funding By Program

Students who start our graduate program from a bachelor’s degree will receive 60 months (5 years) of financial support. Of these 60 months, students receive up to 17 months of support to complete the master's and 43 months of guaranteed support to complete the PhD.

Students who enter the PhD program with a master's from elsewhere will receive 48 months of financial support to complete the PhD.

The guaranteed funding period corresponds to the prescribed program length:


Guaranteed Funding Period


17 months (1.41 years)

PhD (with master's completed elsewhere)

48 months (4 years)

PhD (transition from our MSc program)

43 months (3.58 years)

PhD-U (direct entry from bachelor’s degree)

60 months (5 years)

Scholarships, Fellowships And Bursaries

In order to obtain funding, you must apply for all scholarships, fellowships and bursaries for which you are eligible.

Learn more about scholarship requirements on the Entrance Awards page.


Domestic Students (Canadian Citizens Or Permanent Residents) Msc/Phd

2017-2018 Academic Year

$8,480.14 CAD

Includes incidental and ancillary fees

International Students Msc/Phd 2017-2018 Academic Year

$23,692.14 CAD

Includes incidental and ancillary fees

Master Of Science In Applied Computing (Mscac)

The MScAC program is entirely self-funded, the Department does not provide research funding, but students are eligible to apply for Teaching Assistantships. Domestic students may be eligible for OSAP. MScAC tuition fees (including incidental and ancillary fees) for the entire 16-month program are estimated to be $22,000 CDN for domestic students (Canadian citizens and permanent residents) and $50,000 CDN for international students.