Funding & Awards: Internal Awards

Please note that financial support from the Division is awarded based on merit. It is also dependent on availability of funds for each given year. Thus, early applications have a higher chance of being supported financially.

Entrance Scholarships

Graduate Excellence Awards

The Department offers a limited number of recruitment packages each year to newly recruited M.Sc. and Ph.D. students whose application dossier is of an exceptional caliber. These Graduate Excellence Awards are non-renewable and are given on a first-come first-serve basis. The amount of the award goes to lower the minimum stipend which a supervisor is held to pay to an awardee, and also ensures these students receive a higher stipend than normally required. There are no application forms, since awards are determined at the time of review of applications.

Tomlinson Fellowship (application required)

The Tomlinson Fellowships are recruitment fellowships for Doctoral and Postdoctoral research in any discipline. Additional information is available here.

International Tuition Fee Supplement

In an effort to assist and alleviate the burden of the high International Tuition Fees, the Division offers Tuition Support to eligible International M.Sc. and Ph.D. students and Out-of-Province M.Sc. students. For the 2022-2023 year, the amounts will be: $8,000 per term for M.Sc. international students, $7,000 per term for Ph.D. international students, and $2,500 per term for M.Sc. out-of-province students.

  • Please note, the amounts may change from year to year and are subject to the availability of funds.
  • Students who have their own scholarship, have their fees paid by a third party, have been awarded a Differential Fee Waiver by the University, and/or have been exempted of paying international tuition fees are ineligible to receive the supplement.
  • Those students whose immigration status has changed within a given term (i.e. become a Permanent Resident of Canada or Canadian Citizen, etc.) and no longer pay international student tuition fees must notify us as soon as possible. The International Supplement is only paid during the terms for which students are billed at the international level.
  • The tuition supplement will be disbursed directly to the student’s fee account, on a term by term basis. Students are responsible for paying the balance of their fees due by the specified deadline. If deemed necessary, students can apply for a Tuition Fee Deferral via Minerva. Please refer to the Fee deferral page on the Student Accounts web page at
  • Note, tuition support is given ONLY for the terms that students are charged international tuition fees (i.e., when students are in full-time status): 3 full-time terms for M.Sc., 6 full-time terms for Ph.D. when admitted at Ph.D. 2 and 8 full-time terms for Ph.D. when admitted at Ph.D. 1. For further information in regards to the terms of residency and the full-time status, please refer to the eCalendar found at

Scholarship Programs (McGill Faculties/Units/Institutes)

Faculty of Medicine Internal Studentships

Faculty of Medicine Internal Studentships are offered to highly qualified graduate students who are undertaking training in research in the Faculty of Medicine leading to a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree. For eligibility requirements, instructions and application forms, please click here.

MUHC Research Institute Studentships/Fellowships

The MUHC Research Institute runs a Studentship/Fellowship competition in the fall of every year (for NEW applicants). For eligibility requirements, instructions and application forms you must log in to the MUHC site.

Travel Awards

Graduate Mobility Awards

Awards for studying and conducting research abroad, funded by the Government of Quebec and administered by the University. More Info 

Gerald B. Price Memorial Travel Awards

Awards from the Division of Experimental Medicine. More Info

Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel Awards (GREAT Awards)

Awards from the Division of Experimental Medicine. More Info

There are three (3) travel award competitions yearly.  Award recipients are determined by way of a random draw among all eligible applicants.

To view the application form (for both Gerald B. Price and GREAT Awards) please click here (PDF).

Other Awards

McGill MedStar Award for Trainees

McGill MedStar award recognizes the excellence of research done at the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University by undergraduate (B.Sc.) and graduate students (M.Sc., Ph.D.), post doctoral fellows, and residents in all fields and disciplines covered by the Faculty. The award is based on a research article recently published (less than eight months) as first author by a trainee (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., PDF, Resident) in the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University or one of its affiliated hospitals or research institutes. For more information, click here.

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