As a graduate student, you have the opportunity to become a teaching assistant and/or a research assistant. At McGill, teaching and research assistants play a vital role in the educational process. Graduate assistantships are part of McGill funding and may be a part of your personalized funding package. Be aware that the elements of your funding package may change from year to year. One year, you may have a teaching assistantship and another, a research assistantship.
Graduate funding is handled at the academic unit (department, school or institute) level. Once you have been offered admission, the unit evaluates the funding resources available. At this time they decide what type, and amount, of funding can be offered to you. Please note that the graduate funding amount and type varies by the academic unit and program.
McGill University is committed to provide financial support for graduate education. Through Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) and other academic units, McGill is working to increase the number of student fellowships and scholarships, exploring new avenues for student support, and making it easier to disburse existing funds. Our competitive funding support offers, coupled with Montreal’s low cost of living, makes graduate studies at McGill a wise educational investment.