There are many ways to finance your studies, including both internal and external funding sources.
For a list of internal funding sources or questions concerning the topics listed below, please contact McGill Scholarships and Student Aid Office.
- Government assistance programs
- Student loans and bursaries
- Work-Study program
- Entrance and in-course scholarships and awards
- Activity and athletic awards
- Money management and financial emergencies
For other funding opportunities:
- The Office of the Dean of Students for competitive prestigious and lucrative awards.
- The Student and Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities from the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
- The Mobility Awards and travel awards for those wish to study abroad as part of their McGill degree program.
- External funding for international students.
- Your academic department for scholarships related to your own discipline.
An external scholarship is an umbrella term for any source of funding for students (e.g. award, grant, fellowship) that comes from an organization or association outside of McGill. The funding that is offered can be for study and research at McGill, or for international work placements, unpaid internships, cultural achievements, study & research abroad, etc. To access external funding website: CaPS External Scholarships Database
Graduate Funding Workshops
Are you a graduate student looking for fellowship and funding opportunities?
- McGill SKILLSETS offers information on how to obtain a CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC scholarship. For a list of workshops (usually offered in September) on how to apply for the Tri-Council Award: Workshops. If you have questions regarding the fellowship, contact the SKILLSETS Team (skillsets [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
- McGill Research and International Relations offers information session (usually in August and September) on grants and funding (NSERC, FRQNT, FRQSC, SSHRC): Workshops
Articles of Interest
- How to win a graduate fellowship (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Highs and lows of tri-council funding (UA)
- What to include in a CIHR (UA)
- Grant writing and money management books: E-Books & Books (Available in the McGill Library) | Books (Available at CaPS)