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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 and Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarships.


  • Minimum funding for MA & MSc students is $20,000 per 12-month period for up to 24 months.


  • Minimum funding for PhD students is $22 000 (domestic) and $24 000 (international) per 12-month period for up to 48 months.


  • Department funding is not awarded to course-based students (CGIT / MGIS).

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Scholarship opportunities

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


Scholarships and awards

Learn more about scholarships and awards available to both undergraduate and graduate students.


Student loans

If you're a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person or American citizen, you can apply for a student loan.


Working during grad school?

Have a competing award or assistantship? The Faculty of Graduate Studies can help explain the rules and regulations concerning awards, grants and assistantships graduate students are eligible to receive.