External Awards

A variety of federal, provincial and private agencies hold competitions for peer-reviewed studentships. The major ones have been listed below.

Tri-Council Agency Awards (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC)

Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Level Competition (CGS D)
Deadline: Early Fall semester
For further information on how to apply, please see the GPS Funding website.

Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters Level Competition (CGS M)
Deadline: Student - December 1 (8:00 p.m. ET) - Submission of online application to Research Portal.
For further information on how to apply, please see the GPS Funding website.

Provincial Agency Awards (FRQ-S, FRQ-NT)

Fonds de recherche Québec - Santé (FRQS)
Students apply directly to the agency for this competition.

Cole Foundation

(Cole Foundation Fellowship applications are submitted to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    International Student Funding Opportunities

    McGill University has sponsorship agreements with several countries, providing scholarship programs such as CONACyT, China Scholarship Council, and the Islamic Development Bank. Click Here for the list of all Sponsorship Agreements.

    Additional funding opportunities for international students can be found on the Graduate Funding website: Click here

    China Scholarship Council (CSC) Awards

    In partnership with McGill University, the China Scholarship Council (CSC) offers scholarships to outstanding Chinese students who will pursue doctoral or postdoctoral studies at McGill. For doctoral students selected by the CSC, McGill undertakes to cover the cost of tuition while the CSC will provide the student with a stipend sufficient to cover living expenses, return airfare and visa application fees. For further information, please click here

    Other links:

    For further information and other funding resources, please see the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Funding Website:


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