Fees and Scholarships

Fees

For information on graduate fees, please click here.

For information on living and other expenses, please consult the International Student Services webpage and Cost of attendance.

Fellowships, scholarships and awards in the PhD program

The  Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture offers a small number of awards to both entering and registered graduate students. Entrance awards are based on academic merit. There are no application forms, as all applicants are automatically considered.

Registered PhD students who are planning to pursue doctoral studies and meet the university’s eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for a SSHRC Fellowship. Information on SSHRC funding can be found at: www.mcgill.ca/gps/students/fellowships/sshrc.

A number of teaching assistantships are also offered by the School to students enrolled in the PhD program. Positions are posted on the bulletin board opposite the reception desk in the main office (Room 201) in late August (for the Fall term) and in November (for the Winter term). The appointment process is handled by the Administrative Officer of the School, in Room 204.

Since sources of funding are limited, applicants are strongly urged to seek support from aid agencies and foreign governments.

Please note that this list does not include other scholarships offered by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. A complete listing may be found by visiting the graduate student funding page and international student funding page on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website. 

Awards which students will not be automatically considered for, and which they must apply to, will be marked by an (*), click their hyperlinked titles to learn more.

Recruitment Fellowships

These fellowships are administered by the department and allocated in varying amounts: $2,000, $2,500, $4,000, $5,000 or $25,000. To be considered for a recruitment fellowship, a complete application for admission must be received by January 15.

Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship
The value is $35,000 and renewable annually based on satisfactory progress, to a maximum tenure of 3 years at the doctoral level. Students accepted to the doctoral program will automatically be considered for the Richard H. Tomlinson Fellowship, if the department is allocated a fellowship(s) by the Faculty of Engineering. 

Schulich Graduate Fellowships
Any full-time graduate student in the School of Architecture may be nominated for this fellowship and may receive it a maximum of two times during the course of their studies. Preference given to incoming doctoral students. Value: $25,000 each (one-time, non-renewable).

Graduate Excellence Fellowships (replaced PGF and ProGF in 2011/12)
This award allows for flexibility in funding new and continuing PhD students in the Faculty of Engineering. The value of the GEF is flexible (above a minimum value), but it can only be awarded to PhD students registered full-time between PhD 1 and PhD 5. 

McGill Engineering International Tuition Award (MEITA)
The MEITA award provides competitive recruitment funding to continue attracting high calibre international doctoral students to the Faculty of Engineering’s PhD programs by contributing to the cost of their international PhD tuition fee. The supervisor or unit, jointly with the Faculty of Engineering offers a MEITA award towards the international PhD supplement fee. This award is for one year and up to a duration of three years. Candidates are considered during the PhD application process. No additional application is required. 

MEDA International
This award is open to high-caliber International PhD applicants who are subject to the international PhD supplement fee. It is awarded in the amount of $37,000 each year for three academic years, a total value of $111,000. Candidates are considered during the PhD application process. No additional application is required.

MEDA Domestic
This award is open to all applicants eligible for domestic tuition fees at the PhD level. It is awarded in the amount of $24,000 each year for three academic years, a total value of $72,000. Candidates are considered during the PhD application process. No additional application is required.

Mini-MEDA or Ad-Hoc MEDA
This award is for high-calibre Ph.D. students in the Schools of Architecture or Urban Planning (upon nomination by the School) and is awarded in the amount $14,000 each year with a total of $42,000 over 3 academic years (although other award values may be determined on discussion with the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education). Candidates are considered during the PhD application process. No additional application is required.

MEDA Domestic Leveraged
Recipients of federal (NSERC) and provincial (FRQNT) graduate research scholarships have already been recognized as some of the most promising new engineering researchers. Therefore, the McGill Faculty of Engineering is pleased to offer the following top-ups to recipients who apply and are accepted to the McGill Faculty of Engineering or are within their first year of doctoral studies in the Faculty of Engineering.

MEDA International Leveraged
The Faculty of Engineering offers top-up awards to international students who are commencing a doctoral program in engineering and who have received an external fellowship from their home country's government (e.g. China Scholarship Council, etc.). The value is dependent on the value and duration of the external award, but is a minimum of $5,000 each year for the duration of the foreign government award. No application is required for this award.

External Fellowships

These are Scholarships, offered by the Canadian Government, that students can apply to during the course of their doctoral studies.

Awards which students will not be automatically considered for, and which they must apply to, will be marked by an (*), click their hyperlinked titles to learn more.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowships*
Fellowships offered to Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents living in Canada, in the fields of social sciences, humanities, commerce, and fine arts. The fellowships are tenable in Canada or abroad. McGill applicants must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better to be eligible to apply. Value: $20,000 to $35,000 per year, renewable for up to 3 additional years.

Guaranteed top-ups are available to all Le Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT) provincial doctoral award recipients. Students will receive $12,000 annual financial awards on top of their agency award, for 2-3 years ($36,000 total award package). No separate application needed.

Guaranteed top-ups are available to all successful National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) doctoral scholarship recipients. Students will receive annual financial packages of $5,000 to $24,000 on top of the NSERC awards, for 2 to 3 years ($15,000 to $48,000 total award packages). No separate application needed.

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships*
The Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation supports doctoral students pursuing research of compelling present-day concern, research that specifically touches upon one or more of the four themes of the Foundation. Up to 15 Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships are awarded each year to the best scholars in the humanities and the social sciences, individuals with a passion for public engagement and who are likely to become leading national and international figures. The Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships competition in the social sciences and humanities is open to: a) a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant applying to a doctoral program in the social sciences and humanities or registered full-time in the first or second year of such a program at a Canadian university, OR b) a Canadian citizen applying to a doctoral program in the social sciences and humanities or registered full-time in the first or second year of such a program at a foreign university, OR c) a foreign national (with a preference for candidates from the developing world) applying to a doctoral program in the social sciences and humanities or registered full-time in the first or second year of such a program at a Canadian university, who presents a research project linked to one of the Foundation's four themes, and who is nominated by a university. Value: up to $60,000 per year (including an annual travel allowance of $20,000) for up to four years.

Vanier Scholarships*
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by offering them a significant financial award to assist them during their studies at Canadian universities. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields. Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier Scholarship, which is valued at $50,000 per year for up to 3 years. 

Travel Fellowships

Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel Awards (GREAT Awards)*
GREAT Awards are available to students in PhD 1 - PhD 5 to fund travel to conferences or scholarly meetings where the student is presenting a paper related to his or her research. Applications will be considered once per year, following the deadline in November. Students are asked to submit a written proposal (max. one page) describing the research/conference activity, a proposed budget, a copy of the letter/document confirming the student’s acceptance to the conference and justification from the student’s supervisor. Matching funding from the student’s supervisor is strongly advised. Please submit all material to the PhD administrator by the deadline. Further guidelines and the GREAT application cover page are available on the student portal. Value: $500 or $1,000, depending on the nature of the proposed travel.

Graduate Mobility Award (GMA)*
The Graduate Mobility Award encourages graduate students to study and conduct research abroad as part of their McGill degree program by defraying part of the cost of the international experience. The award, funded by the Government of Quebec, is available to all full-time thesis students enrolled in a graduate degree program at McGill who have been approved by their academic unit and Faculty to take part in a mobility opportunity. The mobility award is meant to contribute towards the completion of the student’s thesis. Further guidelines and the GMA application cover page can be found on the student portal. A limited number of Awards are available each year on a competitive basis.

In course Awards

In Course awards are merit based awards given to students during the course of their studies.

Peter Guo-hua Fu Fellowships in Architecture
Established in 2017 by Dr. Peter Guo-hua Fu, for graduate studies in Architecture at McGill University. The purpose is to expand students' engagement in architectural design and global urbanism issues via concerted research and design. One or several annual awards will be made based on academic merit to candidates intending to pursue graduate studies at McGill. Application is open to students of any nationality, with a preference for citizens of China. Value: varies.

Louis B. Magil Fellowships in Housing
Established in 1989 in recognition of Louis B. Magil, B.Arch. 1936, architect and founder of Magil Construction Ltd. Awarded annually by the School of Architecture to outstanding students in the Masters or PhD Architecture programs with preference to students interested in housing. Estimated value: $4,500. There are no application forms as all eligible applicants are automatically considered.

Alvaro Ortega Award
Established in memory of Alvaro Ortega by his wife, Madeleine Ortega, and colleagues. Professor Ortega was a graduate of the School of Architecture and established the School's graduate program in Minimum Cost Housing, where he taught for many years. Awarded annually by the School of Architecture to a graduate student who is in financial need and good academic standing and whose research is in the area of low-cost housing. Value: $500.

Norbert Schoenauer and David Farley Fellowship in Architecture
Established in 2000 with an anonymous donation by a Hong Kong graduate of the Chemical Engineering Class of '59. Awarded by the School of Architecture to outstanding students in its post-graduate research programs addressing issues related to the urban environment. Value: varies. There are no application forms as all eligible applicants are automatically considered.

Graduate Fellowships

Graduating students receive these awards if they meet the established criteria.

John Bland Scholarship in Architecture
Established in 1998 with a generous gift from a graduate of Chemical Engineering (Class of 1959), from Hong Kong, in honour of Professor John Bland, Director of the School of Architecture from 1941 to 1972. Awarded by a committee of staff of the School of Architecture to a graduating student to support work in China. Value: $5,000.

Cornelia and Peter Oberlander Prize in Urban Design
Established in 2008 by Cornelia and Peter Oberlander, B.Arch.’45, to celebrate the Honorary Doctor of Science degree awarded to Cornelia Oberlander on May 28, 2008. The prize is awarded by the School of Architecture to a student graduating with the Master of Architecture, PhD in Architecture or Master of Urban Planning who has demonstrated excellence and achievement in research in the area of urban design. Value: $500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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