Financial Support

Studying at the graduate level is a full-time commitment. We require every student pursuing a thesis-based degree to be funded.

Students are expected to apply for a series of awards, scholarships and fellowships. When students acquire external funding, it is required that this be reported to gradcoordinator.chemeng [at] (Chemical Engineering's Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC)) as soon as possible.

Students are also expected to maintain dialogue with their supervisor(s) regarding funding requirements and funding sources.

Internal Funding Opportunities

McGill's Chemical Engineering Department is pleased to offer a series of prestigious award packages such as the McGill Engineering Undergraduate Student Masters Award (MEUSMA) for MSc students and the McGill Engineering Doctoral Award (MEDA) for PhD students.

Other internal awards include the McCall MacBain Scholarship for MSc students, the Eugenie Ulmer Lamothe Entrance (EUL) Awards for domestic MSc students, and the Vadasz Scholars Program for PhD students.

Additional funding opportunities can be found on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

Graduate Student Stipends

Applicants without confirmed scholarships, fellowships, or awards must secure funding from their potential supervisor.

The minimum stipend for graduate students in the Department of Chemical Engineering are: 
Master's students will receive a minimum stipend of $22,500.
PhD students will receive a minimum stipend of $22,500, plus $3,000 from the Faculty of Engineering.


External Funding Opportunities

The Faculty of Engineering at McGill University has been well supported by several government programs. Chemical Engineering's MSc and PhD students are eligible to apply for these awards.

Some of the government programs are:

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

Canada Research Chairs Program (CRC)

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT)

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS)

Employment Opportunities

Graduate students may apply for a Teaching Assistantship when positions are available. These are unionized positions and are not guaranteed. This work must be done in addition to (and not in lieu of) the student’s existing academic commitments.

Please note that income generated from these jobs are taxable.

All available positions, including Course lecturer, Postdoc, Research Assistant and Research Associate positions can be found on Jobs section of our website.

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