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Entrance Fellowships

Nominations for Entrance Fellowships can only be made by a Research Supervisor, not by students themselves. The number of scholarships is limited and are not available every year since they only become available once they are relinquished by a previous student.

Institute of Parasitology

Lynden Laird Lyster Memorial Fellowship In Parasitology
Established in 1972 by a bequest from the estate of Arthur J. Lyster in memory of his son.

Eligibility
Awarded by the fellowships committee of the Institute of Parasitology to new applicants for graduate studies in parasitology who are nominated by the academic staff of the Institute. The fellowship will be awarded on the basis of strong academic standing and financial need. With other considerations being equal, preference will be given to candidates from (a) the Eastern Townships; (b) the Province of Quebec; and (c) Canada — in that order. Should there be no suitable candidate from Canada, the award will be open to any resident of the British Commonwealth or suitable person.

The fellowship can be held for a maximum of 3 years.

Value
$14,000/yr.

Robert P. Harpur Fellowship in Parasitology
Established in 2005 by a bequest from Robert P. Harpur. M.Sc. 1947, Ph.D. 1949, a former faculty member at the Institute of Parasitology.

Eligibility:
Awarded by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office upon the recommendation from the Fellowships committee of the Institute of Parasitology in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, to a newly admitted international student for graduate studies in Parasitology. The fellowship will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential.

Value
$16,000/yr. Renewable once at the Master's level and twice at the Doctoral level.

Amy Wong Biotechnology Award
Established in 1998 by a generous gift from a McGill graduate of Chemical Engineering (Class of 1959) from Hong Kong.

Eligibility
Awarded by the Institute of Parasitology to a qualified student from China, including Hong Kong, who is an outstanding entering student to the Biotechnology Graduate Certificate Program.The recipients are expected to return to their home country after the completion of their studies.

Value
Minimum $10,000.

Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Amy Wong Fellowship

Established in 1998 by a generous gift from a McGill graduate of Chemical Engineering (Class of 1959) from Hong Kong.

Eligibility
Awarded to a qualified student from China, including Hong Kong, who is an entering postdoctoral fellow, PhD or MSc student conducting agricultural production/food related research in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Awarded by the Dean of the Faculty in consultation with the departments. The recipients are expected to return to their home country after the completion of their studies.

Value
Minimum $20,000. Renewable once at the master's level and twice for postdoctoral or doctoral levels.

Rotary Club Of Montreal International
Agricultural Award Established by the Rotary Club of Montreal in 1997 to provide opportunity for international students in agriculture to study at McGill.

Eligibility
Awarded to an international student for graduate level studies at the Macdonald Campus in the area of agriculture and food production. Preference will be given to entering students from Asia, Africa or the Caribbean, who require additional financial assistance and who intend to return to their home country to train others.

Value
$5,000. Renewable for one year in the MSc program and two years in the PhD program.

Application
by departmental recommendation to the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Scholarships Committee.

"Old Sun" Entrance Scholarship
Established in 1994 by Joy Harvie Maclaren, a 1944 Macdonald dietetics graduate, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of her graduation and in honour of her late father. Eric Harvie was made Honorary Chief Old Sun by the Blackfoot tribe of Alberta in recognition of his great interest in their native culture and making it possible for this to be recorded for future preservation. Chief Old Sun and Chief Crowfoot together signed Treaty No. 7 with the Canadian Government in 1874 for land, peace and education.

Eligibility
Preference to Canadian aboriginal students (alternatively students from Western Canada) who are entering studies in dietetics, human nutrition, or environmental sciences on the Macdonald Campus. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, community involvement, leadership and financial need. Undergraduate and graduate students will be considered.

Value
$3,000 - $9,000. May be renewed for a maximum of two years subject to satisfactory standing and full-time status.

McGill Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies awards

Max Stern Recruitment Fellowships
In addition to the Graduate Faculty Major Fellowships for continuing graduate students, McGill University provides a small number of recruitment fellowships to selected academic departments for outstanding applicants seeking first admission to graduate studies at McGill during the following academic year. A small number of new non-renewable Recruitment Fellowships will be awarded in 2000-2001. These are valued at approximately $14,000 for one year. All applicants for first-time graduate admission are automatically considered by departments for a recruitment fellowship, if the unit has one to offer. There are no application forms, since awards are based exclusively on departmental nomination.

The Tomlinson Fellowships
Richard H. Tomlinson, PhD '48 (McGill University) enjoyed a career in Chemistry that garnered him national recognition as a university teacher and success as an inventor and entrepreneur. In 2000, he created an exceptional series of student awards with the aim of giving the finest young minds the opportunity to study at McGill University in Montreal.

Eligibility
Tomlinson fellowships may be offered to newly admitted Doctoral students or postdocs at McGill and are valued at $20,000 per year and $30,000 per year respectively, accepted into any department at McGill University. Fellowships may be renewed annually based on satisfactory progress, to a maximum tenure of 3 years for doctoral level and 2 years for postdoctoral level.

External Differential Fee Waivers

A limited number of international students from countries that have signed a tuition fee agreement with Quebec may be exempted from the higher rate of tuition fees normally required of students from foreign countries. The following countries have signed such agreements with Quebec:

  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Catalonia
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Egypt
  • Gabon
  • Germany
  • Guinea
  • Ivory Coast
  • Lebanon
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uruguay
  • Viet Nam

Students must apply to the government authorities (usually the Ministry of Education) of their home country at the time they apply for admission to the selected Quebec university. The foreign government authorities make the official recommendation of students to be exempted from higher fees. Further information is available in the Graduate Fellowships and Awards booklet.

Information for International Students and Fellows

Funding opportunities for international students are not as plentiful as they are for Canadians since many forms of assistance provided by the federal and provincial governments are offered only to Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada. A good source of information for international students can be found at the McGill International Student Services. Opportunities for supplementing fellowship income by employment are also scarcer since international students and their dependents are not normally permitted by Canadian immigration authorities to work outside the university. Immigration officials also require all international students entering Canada to provide proof that they possess sufficient funds to cover at least one academic year's stay in Canada as well as return fare home. McGill's International Student Advisor suggests that single students have a minimum of $18,000 for living expenses, in addition to tuition and ancillary fees, for every twelve months of study in Canada.

Non-Canadian students can, nonetheless, draw on a considerable variety of fellowships and other forms of assistance. There are, to begin with, several large, multi-disciplinary programs specifically aimed at funding study in Canada by students from abroad. These include:

  • the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Program
  • the Government of Canada Awards to Foreign Nationals
  • The Commonwealth Scholarship & Fellowship Plan (CSFP) provides opportunities for students from Commonwealth countries to study in other Commonwealth countries.
  • the Technical Assistance Scholarships and Fellowships and Canadian Fellowship Program for French-Speaking Countries, funded by the Canadian International Deveopment Agency (CIDA).

Applications for all these programs must be made through the government of the applicant's home country, usually via the Ministry of Education. Applications sent by individuals directly to Canada cannot be considered.

In addition, many of the awards offered by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, as well as many of the fellowships and prizes offered by various McGill departments and faculties, are offered without any restrictions concerning nationality. Unless otherwise specified in the description, fellowships listed in this brochure are open to students from all countries. Please note that Graduate Faculty Awards are offered to returning graduate students only. International students should also note that the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research makes it possible for some non-Canadian students to pay reduced foreign fees, by granting differential fee waivers.

Additional information on opportunities for financial assistance available to international graduate students and fellows can be found in the UNESCO publication "Study Abroad", available for consultation at the Graduate Studies Office, Fellowships and Awards, McLennan Library, as well as many national libraries around the world. "Study Abroad" can also be purchased directly from UNESCO distributors in member countries. The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) produces a free brochure entitled "Study in Canada", available on the Web or upon request to: CBIE, 220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1100, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5Z9, 613-237-4820. Inter-national students may also find some general information regarding university study in Canada at various Canadian consulates and embassy offices abroad.