Financing Your Studies

There are many ways to finance your studies, including both internal and external funding sources. 

Internal Scholarships

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:

External Scholarships

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 fellowships and funding.  For a list of workshops (usually offered in August-September) on how to apply for the Tri-Council Award: Fellowship Events. If you have questions regarding the fellowships and funding, contact the SKILLSETS Team (skillsets [at]
  • 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

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