All graduate students accepted to our program receive financial support. As of January 2018, new incoming students to the Physiology Department will be guaranteed a minimum yearly stipend of $20,000 for M.Sc. and $22,000 for Ph.D. students. The minimum stipend can come from an individual scholarship/ fellowship and/ or from the supervisor's research grant or a combination of both. In addition to the minimum stipend, the Department will provide Graduate Excellence Fellowships to help non-Quebec Canadian M.Sc. students as well as International M.Sc. and Ph.D. students with their higher tuition fees (as per the table below). For information on tuition and fees please refer to : https://www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts. Other charges are listed on the student accounts website https://www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts/tuition-fees/non-tuition-charges/other
Students are urged to make every effort to secure their own funding from studentships or fellowships administered by the University (internal fellowships) or by Provincial, federal or international agencies (external fellowships). (Personal or family financing is not permitted). More information can be found below under Fellowships and Awards.
Graduate Excellence Fellowships (GEF) for Tuition Assistance (taking into effect as of September 1, 2018)
Graduate Excellence Fellowships for Tuition/financial Assistance are awarded to new incoming students to compensate for tuition fees that are higher than Quebec-resident student fees. No application is required as the award is determined at the time of review of Admission Applications. The values listed below are projected levels subject to change.
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-International M.Sc. Students fast-tracking to the Ph.D. program are eligible.
-Students who already have an existing scholarship that covers tuition fees may still qualify for partial financial support/assistance depending on availability of funds.
-International students who receive an International Fee Exemption or a scholarship that covers tuition may still qualify for partial financial support/assistance depending on availability of funds.
-Amounts may change from year to year depending on availability of funds.
PHYSIOLOGY ENTRANCE FELLOWSHIPS: **PLEASE NOTE: FOR 2021/2022 THE DEPARTMENT NEEDED TO ADJUST THE VALUES FOR THESE FELLOWSHIPS
Max E. and Jane K. Childress Entrance Fellowships in Physiology
The Childress Doctoral Entrance Fellowship was established in 2016 through the generous bequest of the Dr. Max E. Childress, (MD. C.M. 1940). The Childress fellowships are awarded to the three top ranked applicants accepted to our Ph.D.program (CGPA> 3.70) and are valued at $32,000 for the first year of doctoral studies in Physiology and are non-renewable. The Childress endowment contributes $20,000 and the graduate supervisor contributes $12,000, for a total $32,000 award. No application is required since this award is determined at the time of review of Admission applications. Students who already have an existing scholarship will not qualify for this award. Non-Quebec Canadian M.Sc. and International M.Sc. and Ph.D. students awarded the Childress Entrance Fellowship remain eligible for partial GEF support, depending on availability of funds
In the case where there are fewer than three qualified Ph.D students, the top ranked applicants accepted to the M.Sc. program (CGPA>3.70) will be considered. The Childress M.Sc. Entrance Fellowship is valued at $27,000 for the first year of M.Sc. studies and is non-renewable. the Childress endowment contributes $15,000 and the graduate supervisor contributes $12,000, for a total $27,000 award for the first year of M.Sc. studies and is non-renewable. No application is required since this award is determined at the time of review of Admission Applications. Students who already have an existing scholarship will not qualify for this award. Non-Quebec Canadian M.Sc. and International M.Sc and Ph.D. students awarded the Childress remain eligible for partial GEF, support, depending on availability of funds.
Dr. Richard I. Birks Fellowships in Physiology
The Birks award was established in 2008 through a generous bequest of Dr. Richard I. Birks (B.A. 1949, M.Sc. 1954, Ph.D. 1957) past Professor of Physiology. The Birks Fellowship is awarded to the fourth ranked applicant accepted to the Ph.D. or M.Sc. programs and is generally valued at $22,000-$25,000, (subject to available funds), for the first year of graduate studies in Physiology and is non-renewable. The Birks endowment contributes ~$10,000-$13,000 (subject to change from year to year) and the graduate supervisor contributes an additional $12,000. No application is required since this award is determined at the time of review of Admission Applications. Students who have an existing scholarship will not qualify for this award. Non-Quebec Canadian M.Sc. and International M.Sc. and Ph.D. students awarded the R. I Birks Fellowship remain eligible for partial GEF support, depending on availability of funds.
These are awarded by federal, provincial or private agencies that rely on McGill to recommend candidates. More info can be found here: www.mcgill.ca/gps/funding
McGill Fellowships (Internal)
Awarded by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies or the Faculty of Medicine either through nomination by academic departments or by student application directly to GPS. These are listed in the Fellowships Calendar on the GPS Funding website https://www.mcgill.ca/internalawards/
Tomlinson Fellowship (application required)
The Tomlinson Fellowships are recruitment fellowships for Doctoral and Postdoctoral research. For more information please visit www.mcgill.ca/medresearch/graduate/funding/tomlinson-o
Faculty of Medicine Internal Studentships
Faculty of Medicine Internal Studentships are offered to highly qualified graduate students who are registered full time in a research training program leading to an M.Sc or Ph.D degree. For more information regarding eligibility and application forms please visit www.mcgill.ca/medresearch/students-postdocs/graduate/funding
Funding Opportunities for International Students
We encourage all international student to apply for funding. More info regarding opportunities can be found here.
We also encourage you to contact your country's educational authorities to inquire about funding opportunities to study at McGill. Opportunities available through international agencies as well as application dates, guidelines and required documents can be found here
International Fee Exemptions - See the following site for further information concerning international fee exemptions from certain countries and what documents are required
Differential Fee Waivers
Differential fee waivers are restricted to international graduate students at McGill whose visa status requires them to pay full international tuition fee. This permits the international student to pay tuition at the Quebec rate. They must be within Curriculum Year 1-3 (for Ph.d) or Curriculum Year 1 (for M.Sc.). Eligible international students are automatically considered, depending on the number of DFW's available. Since these are awarded based exclusively on department nominations, there are no application forms provided/required. For more info please visit www.mcgill.ca/gps/funding/students-postdocs/students/dfw.
Great Travel Awards
Funds allocated to departments by the Faculty of Medicine. Funds disbursed to students helps cover student travel to conferences and workshops. Students must be registered full time in M.Sc 1-3 or Ph.D 1-7, in good standing and not in time limitation at the time of travel and when the award is paid. Students are notified when they can apply for this award. For further information, please visit https://www.mcgill.ca/gps/funding/fac-staff/awards/great
Graduate Mobility Award
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) is launching Graduate Mobility Awards to encourage graduate students to apply and conduct research outside of Canada as part of their McGill degree program. For more info please visit https://www.mcgill.ca/medresearch/students-postdocs/graduate/funding/graduate-mobility-award-2018-2019
Each year the department offers a limited number of positions as Teaching Assistants in undergraduate labs or lecture classes. Please view our postings for Fall 2021.
This program allows students with financial need access to clerical, research, technical, library or other jobs on campus. For more information please see: https://www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/workstudy.
The Scholarship and Student Aid Office (SSAO) is situated on the 3rd floor of Brown Student Services Building, Suite 3200 for need-based aid for international students. Services include counseling and financial wellness, merit-based entrance scholarships, government aid administration and need-based McGill aid through bursaries, loans, work-study and fee deferrals. For enquiries please call: (514) 398-6013 or e-mail student.aid [at] mcgill.ca
The Canadian Bureau for International Education produces a free brochure entitled "Study in Canada'", available on the web at http://www.cbie-bcei.ca/ or upon request to: CBIE, 220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1100, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5Z9 Tel: (613) 237-4820. In addition, information on opportunities for financial assistance available to international students and fellows can be found in the UNESCO publication "Study Abroad", available for consultation in many national libraries around the world. "Study Abroad" can be purchased directly from UNESCO distributors in member countries. International students may also find some general information regarding University study in Canada at various Canadian consulates and embassy offices abroad.