Financial support through teaching assistantships, research assistantships and scholarships is available to graduate students and all applicants are automatically considered for financial support. We provide sufficient funding to make graduate study self-supporting. We generally offer financial support to all of those students whose admission we recommend. Ph.D. students will be offered annual funding of at least $24,100 (for Canadians or landed immigrants) and $32,500 (for international students, to offset the higher tuition) for each 12-month period. M.Sc. amounts are roughly $1200 to $1500 lower. These are the 2012-2013 amounts. In addition, many students are eligible for entrance scholarships and other scholarships on top of these base funding amounts.
From these amounts, graduate students are normally required to pay tuition fees (see below).
Funding comes from various sources, which may include:
These are awarded on a competitive basis and continuation is subject to satisfactory progress. University funding, including Teaching Assistantships and University Scholarships, is limited to four years for a Ph.D. student. Funding for Master's students is limited to the period for which they are admitted, normally either eight months (two terms) or twelve months. More information on internal and external awards is provided by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. They also provide additional information about rules and regulations.
For Graduate Tuition Fees (and supplementary fees) in effect Per Term, please consult the fee section of the Registrar's Office web site. As mentioned above, international students will automatically receive extra funding to help offset the difference in tuition that exists between International and Canadian students.
Tuition fees are due three times per year, near the beginning of each term (September, January and May) and are subject to change. WGRS funding is applied directly to the tuition bill.
Note that, although tuition fees are due near the beginning of each term, payment for Teaching and Research Assistantships is made at the end of each month. Students should therefore plan to arrive with sufficient funds to pay the tuition balance and for the first month's living expenses.
A late payment fee and a late registration fee are assessed against students who fail to pay their tuition and to register by the appropriate deadlines.