Graduate students

All students who are accepted into a research-based graduate program (this excludes the comprehensive Master’s in Medical Physics) are guaranteed a basic minimum stipend, which is set by the department on an annual basis. Current stipends are summarized in the table below [1].

Table of Stipends (2023-24)

PhD Program and scholarship level Stipend, annual
TriCouncil Vanier CGS Scholarship $ 50,000
NSERC CGS-D Fellowship, 1st year $ 42,500
NSERC CGS-D Fellowship, following years $ 35,000
NSERC PGS-D Fellowship, 1st year $ 29,500
NSERC PGS-D Fellowship, following years $ 30,500
UMGF or Research MB Scholarship $ 27,800
Grant funded

$ 24,000

 MSc Program and scholarship level Stipend, annual
NSERC Fellowship $ 26,000
UMGF, MGS, or Research MB Scholarship $ 25,700
Grant funded $ 22,650

Additional income from teaching assistantships, based on availability and qualification can be up to $ 3,000.

  1. Stipend amounts listed are only for guidance, in case of an error in this table, the amounts established by the Ph&A Main Office take precedence.
  2. All scholarships with the exception of NSERC fellowships are available to international students.
  3. The numbers in the table are projections for the coming year and can be subject to revision. Policy changes by national and provincial agencies and the university are beyond our control.
  4. The NSERC Fellowships contain top-ups provided by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Science. The amount shown here is subject to the availability of funds.

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