Financing grad school
Before starting your graduate program, make sure you understand your tuition and general fees, and learn which awards you are eligible for.
All students pay the same general fees. Most of these are due on a per-term basis while other fees are due annually.
Students can pay via:
Online banking, international funds transfer, cheque, money order or bank draft, and In person (debit).
The Graduate Student Payment Plan is available to eligible graduate students who wish to spread their fee payments over a specified period of time.
How do I fund graduate school?
Most thesis-based graduate programs provide funding for students in the first two years of a Master’s degree and the first four of a PhD. More information is available from the program.
We also have a listing of external awards organized by subject to help you find the award that fits your research or study area.
There are several funding opportunities available for Indigenous graduate applicants available through the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Each year, most faculties have several graduate teaching and research assistantships available for students. Contact your program for information about eligibility, application deadlines and procedures.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies administers a wide variety of award competitions funded from a variety of sources, allowing students to focus on their research. It’s important to apply for funding as early as possible.