Funding/Awards

Stipend Policy

Full-time MSc-Thesis and PhD graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will receive funding to support their living expenses, tuition and fees. Students must be financially supported by either a) their supervisor, b) through studentships or fellowships, or c) a foreign government body who awards a scholarship to study abroad. The Graduate Program does not accept self-funded students.

*Exception: MSc DHI students do not receive a stipend in their first year of studies. Stipends for DHI students will begin May 1st of their first year of studies.

Please refer to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences stipend policy for 2024-2025.

The minimum annual stipends for the 2024-2025 academic year take effect on September 1, 2024 and are as follows:

(2023-2024 Stipend amounts can be found here)

Minimum Stipend Policy for M.Sc. Students, 2024-2025

 

MSc1

QC

MSc2

QC

MSc1 OOP

MSc2 OOP

MSc1

INTL

MSc2

INTL

Living Allowance

$22,285

$22,285

$22,285

$22,285

$22,285

$22,285

Tuition/Fees/Insurance

$5,384 $5,584 $11,678 $8,731 $23,333 $14,857

Minimum total funding

$27,669 $27,869 $33,963 $31,016 $45,618 $37,142

Tuition Support from Division

-

-

$5,000

$2,500

**

**

Supervisor Contribution

$27,669 $27,869 $28,963 $28,516 $45,618 $37,142

**Limited funds are available to support international MSc students. Tuition supplement of $5,000 per term will be awarded for 3 terms to international MSc students based on merit and available funds.

Minimum Stipend Policy for Ph.D. Students, 2024-2025

 

PhD1-4 CDN

PhD5-7 CDN

PhD1-4 INTL

PhD5-7 INTL

Living Allowance

$23,785

$23,785

$23,785

$23,785

Tuition/Fees/Insurance

$5,384 $4,596 $21,253 $5,193

Minimum total funding

$29,169 $28,381 $45,038 $28,978

Tuition Support from Division

 

-

$14,000

-

Stipend Support from Division

$12,000 (1st year of studies only)

-

-

-

Supervisor Contribution

1st year: $17,169

2nd year+: $29,169

$28,381

$31,038

$28,987

QC = Quebec; OOP = out of province Canadians/Permanent Residents, INTL = international; CDN=Canadians/Permanent Residents

Tuition fees for the 2024-2025 have been updated as of May 22, 2024.

Tuition and Stipend Support from the Graduate Program:

Starting in Fall 2024, the Division will provide $12,000 towards the stipend of Canadian PhD students in Year 1, decreasing the financial burden of their supervisors at the start of their doctoral studies. The stipend support will be disbursed in monthly payments directly to the student’s bank account.

In an effort to assist and alleviate the burden of the high International Tuition Fees, the Graduate Program offers a Tuition Support to eligible International PhD students, Out-of-Province MSc students and a limited number of international MSc students. Tuition support is for programs in which students receive a stipend from their supervisor, and is only given in the first 3 terms of the MSc, and up until end of PhD4.

The tuition supplement from the Graduate Program will be deposited directly into the student's fee account - half at the start of fall term, and half at the start of winter term. The remainder of the student's tuition will be covered by the supervisor and will be included in the student’s regular stipend payments.

Further information on the Tuition Fee Supplement can be found here (https://www.mcgill.ca/expmed/funding-and-awards/internal-awards)

Tuition Fee Information can be found on the Graduate Tuition Fee Calculator

Top-up policy (Supplemental funding):

In recognition of students who receive internal or external scholarship awards, the supervisor will provide a top-up payment of 10% of the value of the scholarship on top of the minimum stipend.

Additional Information

For additional information about graduate student funding opportunities, students can also consult the Graduate Fellowships and Awards calendar.

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