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.

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 at: GPS Funding - Tomlinson Fellowship.

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 2024-2025 year, the amounts will be: $7,000 per term for Ph.D. international students, $2,500 per term for M.Sc. out-of-province students, and $5,000 per term for a limited number of eligible M.Sc. international 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 and will receive this amount from their supervisor as part of their regular stipend payments.
  • 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

Tuition Fee Deferrals

Students can apply for a Tuition Fee Deferral via Minerva so that they can pay their tuition in instalments over the term. Students apply for a fee deferral in Minerva by clicking on “Defer Payment of Tuition and Fees” in the Financial Aid/Award menu on Minerva. Then select the category  “Graduate Students ‐ Awards paid through McGill in installments (i.e. stipends or fellowships)”. Please refer to the Fee Deferral page on the Student Accounts web page 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.

Graduate Mobility Awards

The Graduate Mobility Award encourages graduate students to study and conduct research abroad as part of their McGill degree program by defraying part of the cost of the international experience. The award, funded by the Government of Quebec, is available to all full-time thesis students enrolled in a graduate degree program at McGill who have been approved by their academic unit and Faculty to take part in a mobility opportunity. The mobility award is meant to contribute towards the completion of the student’s thesis. A limited number of Awards are available each year on a competitive basis. For further information, please the website: Graduate Mobility Award.

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, please visit MedStar Award.

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