Minimum Funding Packages in FMHS Graduate Programs 2023-2024

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Minimum Funding Policy
for Thesis-based Graduate Students for 2023-2024 Academic Year

Overview: Full-time MSc-Thesis and PhD graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will receive funding to support for their living expenses, tuition and fees. A student’s funding may come from a combination of sources including, but not limited to, the supervisor’s research funds, Graduate Excellence Funds, Differential Fee Waivers, and scholarships awarded to the student. Travel and presentation awards do not contribute to the minimum funding package. Funding will be provided to students for a minimum of two years for MSc-Thesis programs and for five years for PhD programs. Shorter periods of funding support are acceptable if the final thesis is submitted prior to the these time limits. It is strongly encouraged that funding be extended until submission of the final thesis. Students must demonstrate adequate progress and meet required program milestones. Minimum funding levels are outlined below.

FMHS MSc-Thesis Student Minimum Funding for 2023-2024








Living Allowance

$21,183 $21,183 $21,183 $21,183 $21,183 $21,183


$5,191 $5,368 $11,361 $8,453 $22,851 $14,541

Minimum total funding

$26,374 $26,551 $32,544


$44,034 $35,724


FMHS PhD Student Minimum Funding for 2023-2024


PhD1-4 CDN

PhD5-7 CDN



Living Allowance






$5,191 $4,399 $20,811 $5,067

Minimum total funding

$26,374 $25,582 $41,994 $26,250

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

*Tuition/Fees/Insurance are estimated based on an anticipated 4% increase over Annual fees for 2022-2023 Fall/Winterwhich is reflected in the tuition fee tables at this time. It's subject to be adjusted after review of the Spring referendum period results.*

Living allowance is based on a 7.2% CPI increase in Montreal from Aug 2021-2022

Supplemental funding in recognition of scholarship awards:

  • Awards ≤$35,000: All recipients of internal or external awards are to be provided a supplement to the total funding package that is not less than 10% the value of their award. Supplements may be >10%. OOP and INTL tuition/fee/insurance differentials should continue  to  be provided

  Examples with minimum 10% supplement:

 (a). For awards minimum total funding, minimum 10% of the award value will be added to the base (minimum total funding).

 e.g. $17.5K studentship: student will receive $28,124=$26,374 (base + tuition differentials if applicable) +$1,750 (10% of the 17.5K); $17.5K from award source and $10,624 from PI.

(b). For awards > minimum total funding, minimun10% of the award value will be added to the base (award value).

 e.g. $27K studentship: student will receive $29,700=$27,000(base)+$2,700 (10% of the $27K); $27K from award source and $2,700 from PI.

  • Awards >$35,000: A minimum 10% supplement to the funding package is encouraged. OOP and INTL tuition/fee/insurance differentials should continue to be provided.
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