Student Funding

Financial Matters

Guaranteed Support (Thesis Programs)

The Human Genetics Graduate Training Committee requires that all students accepted into the M.Sc. or Ph.D. programs in Human Genetics must be financially supported. Current minimum levels of support are determine by Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Minimum Funding Policy for Thesis-based Graduate Students, which includes a living allowance plus the full amount of tuition, student and insurance fees. These amounts are to be guaranteed for 2 years for M.Sc. students, 4 years for Ph.D. students who enter as Ph.D. (2) and 5 years for those who enter as Ph.D. (1).

The funds for stipend and tuition support may come from the following three sources:

  1. studentships (available from both internal and external agencies on a competitive basis),
  2. research grants awarded to supervisors
  3. financial support from foreign governments, providing it is documented, is acceptable.

The Department does not accept self-funded students.

Tuition Fee Information may be found here: Graduate Tuition Fee Calculator

Tuition Assistance

In an effort to assist and alleviate the financial cost associated with international tuition fees, the Department offers Tuition Assistance to eligible international M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, as well as out-of-province M.Sc. students.

Each admission cycle a determined number of tuition assistance packages are offered to incoming out-of-province/international students applying for the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Human Genetics who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

Students who have a cGPA of 3.5/4.0 or above (as converted by McGill GPS guidelines) and who submit online applications by our posted deadlines will automatically be considered for tuition assistance. A funding agreement would in turn be discussed with your secured supervisor and agreed upon prior to a recommendation for admission.

Funding Scenarios for Incoming Students

Department tuition assistance amounts are updated yearly to cover supplemental tuition increases. M.Sc. out-of-province and international admits, as well as, Ph.D. international admits, who are granted department tuition assistance are eligible to receive funding for the duration of their terms of residency and until they drop to Quebec tuition assessment under "Additional Sessions".

Tuition fee assessment by residency terms is 3 full-time terms for M.Sc. students; 6 full-time terms for Ph.D. students who enter with an M.Sc. degree; 8 full-time terms for Ph.D. students who are direct-entry from an undergraduate program.

For additional information regarding internal funding available, students may also consult the Graduate Fellowships and Awards calendar. Major competitions are also available under:

Graduate Studies Fellowships

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Graduate Funding

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