Full-time MSc-Thesis and PhD graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will receive funding to support for their living expenses, tuition and fees. A student’s funding may come from a combination of sources including, but not limited to, the supervisor’s research funds, Graduate Excellence Funds, Differential Fee Waivers, and scholarships awarded to the student. Travel and presentation awards do not contribute to the minimum funding package. Funding will be provided to students for a minimum of two years for MSc-Thesis programs and for five years for PhD programs. Shorter periods of funding support are acceptable if the final thesis is submitted prior to the end of these time limits. Students must demonstrate adequate progress and meet required program milestones. Minimum funding levels are outlined below.
The minimum annual stipend for the 2022-2023 academic year for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students* is: $20,000 Base Living Allowance + Tuition and Student Fees
This is a prerequisite for acceptance into the MSc and PhD programs in the Department of Biochemistry. The Department does not accept self-funded students.
|2022-2023 MSc Student Minimum Funding|
|MSc1 QC||MSc2 QC||MSc1 OOP||MSc2 OOP||MSc1 INTL||MSc2 INTL|
|Minimum total funding||24,991||25,179||30,924||28,146||41,972||33,982|
|Tuition Support from Biochemistry Department||0||188||5,933||3,155||16,981||8,991|
|Supervisor Stipend Amount||24,991||24,991||24,991||24,991||24,991||24,991|
|2022-2023 PhD Student Minimum Funding|
|PhD 1-4 CDN||PhD 5-7 CDN||PhD 1-4 INTL||PhD 5-7 INTL|
|Minimum total funding||24,991||24,249||40,011||24,873|
|Tuition Support from Biochemistry Department||0||0||15,020||0|
|Supervisor Stipend Amount||24,991||24,249||24,991||24,873|
QC = Quebec; OOP = out of province Canadians/Permanent Residents, INTL = international; CDN = Canadians/ Permanent Residents
* Tuition, fees and insurance calculated as per McGill’s fee calculator and expected to increase by 2-4% annually. MSc2 tuition calculated based on a September 2021 start date (i.e. 1 residency term and 2 additional session terms (Winter and Summer). PhD tuition and fees calculated based on a September start date. For students with January start dates, their fee schedule in PhD5 will be a hybrid of PhD4/PhD5.
For additional information about internal funding available through the University, students can also consult the Graduate Fellowships and Awards calendar.
Students in all programs are strongly encouraged to apply for external scholarships for which they are eligible. It is expected the scholarship will contribute to the student’s funding AND that the student’s funding will be increased above the minimum funding in recognition of the award.
Awards <$35,000: All recipients of internal or external awards are to be provided a supplement to the total funding package that is not less than 10% the value of their award.
Awards >$35,001: A minimum 10% supplement to the funding package is at the discretion of the supervisor/program. Out-of-province and international tuition/fee/insurance differentials should continue to be provided.