Financial Support

Studying at the graduate level is a full-time commitment. We require every student pursuing research-based degrees (Masters - thesis option and PhD) to be funded. Students are expected to apply for scholarships and fellowships for which they are eligible, and to maintain dialogue with their research supervisor about funding requirements and funding sources. Information on important funding opportunities from outside the Department of Chemical Engineering can be found here.

To attract the best and most promising students to our program, and thus build on our international reputation, the Department provides a variety of internal awards. These awards are possible because Eugenie Ulmer-Lamothe (EUL) made a bequest to McGill in 1986 in memory of her brother, George G. Ulmer who graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering in 1917. This donation has since supported graduate and undergraduate students of the highest caliber, contributing to the quality of research in our Department. We are very grateful for that generous donation as will be the generations to come.

EUL scholarships and top-up awards

If you are an excellent applicant with Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status and you have completed your undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at a Canadian University, you may be eligible for an automatic scholarship or a top-up award in addition to other scholarships that you might qualify for.
For more information please contact gradcoordinator.chemeng [at]

Graduate Student Stipend

Students without scholarships or fellowships must secure funding from their potential supervisor.

Teaching Assistantship

Students may apply to assist a professor in a course. If accepted, students receive a supplement in exchange for work during a semester. This work must be done in addition to (and not in lieu of) the student’s existing research work load.

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