FUNDING AND FELLOWSHIP AWARDS
Applicants for the M.A. or Ph.D. programs in East Asian Studies are automatically considered for financial support. Successful applicants may receive one or a combination of the following fellowships and awards:
- McGill Graduate Studies Fellowships (MGSF)
Value: $ 5,000Note: All doctoral students are exempted from paying international fees.
- Differential Fee Waiver— Exempts international Master’s students from paying international fees during summer terms.
Value: $ 4,000 per term
- Lin Fellowship
Value: $ 5,000
- Ping Kwan Lau Award (For graduate students in their 2nd year and above )
Value: $ 750
- Paul Hsiang Fellowship in traditional Chinese Poetry, Poetics and Literature.
Value: $15,000 per year
Renewable: once at the M.A. level; twice at the Ph.D. level.
- Canadian Chinese Cultural Society of Montreal Inc. Scholarship in Chinese Studies (Full time studies)
Deadline: April 30
In addition, there are 4 basic ways to finance your graduate studies at McGill:
- Competitive fellowships : These are scholarships awarded to students through national and university level competitions. Fellowships are the most prestigious awards because of the high level of competition. In general they range from a minimum of $5,000 per year to as high as $35,000 or more per year. Fellowships are awarded by a variety of organizations and there are a number of internal fellowships . ( See below for list of graduate fellowship competition awards)
- Stipends: These are scholarships paid to graduate students from a professor’s grant. Because they are paid from a professor’s grant, it is up to him or her to decide who to award it to. The value of individual stipends is determined by the professor, although some research councils set minimum levels.
- Assistantships: Graduate students can be offered two types of assistantships; teaching assistantships and research assistantships. Both are open to all graduate students, regardless of nationality.
- Loans and bursaries: These are based on financial need rather than merit. The McGill Student Aid Office is responsible for administering all needs–based financial aid. For more information visit http://www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/
GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION AWARDS
- Top-Up Recruitment Awards Deadline Mid-March
Value: $5, 000/$7,500/$10,000
- Mr. & Mrs. Johnson Ng Wai Yee Fellowship Deadline Early April Value: $ 10,000 renewable
- Sir Yue-Kong Pao Deadline Mid-March Value: $ 25,000 renewable (once)
- Tomlinson Fellowship
Deadline February 1
Value: PhD- $ 20, 000 renewable (twice)
MA -$ 15, 000 renewable (once)
- Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship
Deadline November 30
Value: $ 35,000
- Masters SSHRC Deadline November/December
Value: $17, 500
- CGS Doctoral SSHRC Deadline October/November Value: $35,000
- SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships
Value: $20, 000
For more information on Graduate Funding and Fellowship awards contact the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office website at http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/fellowships.