Canadian PhD Recruitment Visits

The Canadian Doctoral Recruitment Visits project funds top Canadian students to visit the McGill campus and meet with students and professors in their potential department. This project aims to increase the enrollment of Canadian students to meet the same success GPS has seen with International recruitment.


In order to be eligible for recruitment funding, prospective students must have applied and been offered admission at the PhD level to McGill. 

Funding Available

The following amounts are allotted to top-level Canadian PhD applicants according to their province/territory of provenance:

  • Alberta - $800
  • British Columbia - $1000
  • Manitoba - $600
  • New Brunswick - $500
  • Newfoundland and Labrador - $800
  • Northwest Territories - $1000
  • Nova Scotia - $600
  • Nunavut - $1000
  • Ontario - $400
  • Prince Edward Island - $600
  • Quebec - $100
  • Saskatchewan - $700
  • Yukon  - $1000



As part of a new initiative, GPS provides visiting PhD applicants with pre-paid credit cards upon their arrival at McGill to ease the cost of travel to Montreal.

For visiting PhD applicants to receive a pre-paid credit card, the following steps must be taken:

  1. The GPC must complete the webform at least 2 weeks prior to the prospective student’s arrival;
  2. The GPC and prospective student must complete this form and submit it to graduatefunding.gps [at]; and
  3. GPS follows with instructions on how to obtain the pre-paid credit card.

Please note that we can no longer reimburse students directly. All reimbursements will be made by pre-paid credit card only. For any questions regarding the Canadian Doctoral Recruitment Visits, contact graduatefunding.gps [at]

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