Graduate funding and awards
Before starting your graduate program, make sure you understand your tuition and general fees, and learn about available funding.
Departmental funding is available on a competitive basis to outstanding students in the form of teaching assistantships, Geography Excellence Awards, Queen Elizabeth Scholarships and Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarships
MA / MSc students
- Minimum funding for MA & MSc students is $19,000 per 12-month period for up to 24 months.
- Minimum funding for PhD students is $21,000 per 12-month period for up to 48 months.
- Departmental funding is not normally awarded to course-based students (MGIS); however, there are scholarship opportunities available.
In addition to departmental funding, there are numerous opportunities for university and external scholarships and research support competitions. Thesis-based students are expected to apply for scholarship support from a variety of sources, including national agencies such as NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR, Alberta Innovates, or other scholarships and bursaries listed with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. If a thesis-based student receives a major award or scholarship, their departmental support will be adjusted accordingly