Starting in the Fall 2022 semester, graduate students in the thesis-based programs (MSc and PhD) will receive a stipend to pay for tuition and fees and cover some living expenses during their graduate studies.
The minimum stipend amount that is required for all new students starting in the Fall will be $15,000/year. This minimum stipend is to be provided by the supervisor on an annual basis for a duration of 2 years for MSc students and a duration of 5 years for PhD students. Our program will cover the difference in tuition fees between out-of-province/international fees and Quebec fees. Exceptions to this include health professional students who are accredited in Quebec (who have a valid license to practice) and have chosen to continue to work part-time as health professionals during their degree. For these students only, supervisors will have to provide a minimum stipend of $10,000/year.
The stipend can be organized as a funding package that includes amounts from various funding sources (individual scholarships/fellowships and/or from the supervisor's research grant).
Please take note, however, of the following policy for those holding scholarship(s) or fellowship(s):
- Students receiving more than a total of $10 000/year in scholarships/fellowships: The supervisor provides an annual stipend that covers tuition ($ 2 725 for Fall 2022) and a base amount ($2 500) towards living expenses (as per GPS funding requirements) over the period covered by the scholarship/fellowship. This amount will increase based on the annual tuition fee increase.
- Students receiving a total of $10 000/year or less in scholarships/fellowships: The supervisor provides a top-up stipend corresponding to a minimum of 20% of the scholarships, in addition to the minimum stipend. For example, if a student receives a $10,000 scholarship in 2022-23, they will receive a top up of $ 2,000 (20%) towards living expenses for a total stipend of $17,000. In this scenario, the supervisor would then provide a stipend of $ 7,000, which represents the Minimum stipend - 80% of scholarship ($15,000 – (80% of $10,000).
In order to receive a stipend, all students need to demonstrate adequate progress and meet the required program milestone.
Information on Tuition Fees can be found on the Fee Calculator page.