Financing your education

Tuition & fees 

Tuition and fees vary according to your residence and citizenship status. To get a breakdown, you can input your status and degree in the fee calculator provided by the Student Accounts Office. In order to be assessed, you must provide proof of residency to Enrolment Services. Find out which legal documents are required. 

Students from outside of Canada belonging to designated categories may be exempt from the international tuition and fees and will instead be eligible for the Quebec student rate. A list of such categories is available from the Quebec Government.

PhD funding & stipends

At the PhD level: The Department, jointly with the PhD student's supervisor, offers an annual funding package valued at a minimum of $25,000 for a maximum of four years. For international PhD students, the Department will use different mechanisms such as Deferential Fee Waivers, to cover the International Differential tuition so that they pay tuition at the same level as Canadian students.

Financial support is conditional upon academic performance and efforts made to apply for all external/internal graduate fellowship funding for which students are eligible for, including CIHR, FRQS, SSHRC, NSERC, etc., as well as the McGill Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences and Hospital Research Institute competitions.

MSc funding & stipends

At the Master’s level: The Department cannot provide funding for students; however, you can be funded through internal or external fellowships, supervisor-arranged stipends, and/or research assistantships. 

Many funding opportunities are open to you throughout your training in the form of research and teaching assistantships, as well as fellowships awarded by various government agencies, McGill University and affiliated Hospital Research Institute.  

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