Manitoba Graduate Scholarship (MGS)

The Government of Manitoba has provided funds to ensure that Manitoba’s best students continue education at home, to foster research that leads to economic growth and to attract excellent students to study in Manitoba. These funds are used to offer the Manitoba Graduate Scholarship (MGS).

Fellowship Details

Who is eligible: PhD & Master's Students.

Amount: a maximum of $15,000 for Master's and $18,000 for Ph.D.

Duration: The first two years of a Master’s program and the first four years of a Ph.D. program.

About the funder: The Government of Manitoba provided funds to ensure Manitoba’s best students continue their education at home, to attract more top students to study in the province, and to foster research that leads to economic growth.

Please note: The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF) competition is used to determine the recipients of the MGS. Highly ranked new master’s UMGF recipients may be upgraded to the MGS for master’s students. Highly ranked new PhD UMGF recipients may be eligible to receive a PhD MGS top-up award which can be held along with the UMGF. The MGS upgrades and MGS top ups will be offered in July of each year. Only students who have received a UMGF offer as of June 30 will be included in the supplemental offers and upgrades.
For PhD students, the scholarship can be held with the UMGF but is limited to funding and/or the number of awards available in a given year. Master’s students must decline UMGF. Students who are eligible for the UMGF will also have their name entered into the MGS Competition.

Eligibility Criteria

Academic standing: Students with a minimum GPA of 3.75 (above B+) in the last two full years of study at a recognized university based on a Bachelor, Master's, Graduate Diploma or a Doctoral degree. Please use admissions criteria in calculating GPA, i.e., Last 60 credit hours or equivalent.

Citizenship: All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are encouraged to apply to CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC scholarships, if they are eligible for funding from these research councils. Tricouncil eligible students who do not apply for a tricouncil award may be considered ineligible for a UMGF.

Fields of study: Students in all fields of graduate study are eligible to apply.

Years of graduate study: Students are eligible to receive the MGS for the first 24 months of their Master’s program and the first 48 months of their PhD program. Total maximum support for any individual graduate student is 48 months.