Fellowships, Awards, and Assistantships
- Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
- Graduate Funding
- James Administration Building, Room 400
- 845 Sherbrooke Street West
- Montreal QC H3A 0G4
- Email: graduatefunding.gps [at] mcgill.ca
- Website: mcgill.ca/gps/funding
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is responsible for the awarding and processing of many fellowships in support of McGill's graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Further information on these and other sources of funding can be found on the Graduate Funding website.
Funding packages for graduate students can include different sources of funding, such as internal fellowships/awards and stipends from professors’ research grants. Most internal fellowships/awards are awarded on the basis of the application for admission, upon nomination by academic units. Stipends from professors’ research grants are handled by individual academic units at McGill. Please contact the proposed academic units directly for further information. Internal Fellowships that are awarded by competition (Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships, Stavros Niarchos, etc.) can be found on the Graduate Funding website.
Graduate Funding also provides support and runs certain competitions for funding from external agencies. Refer to the Graduate Funding website for more information.
Research assistantships and teaching assistantships are considered employment and are also handled by individual academic units at McGill. All assistantship inquiries should be directed to units.
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies holds funding agreements with some international agencies to fund graduate degrees at McGill for eligible international students. These sponsorships opportunities can be found on the Graduate Funding website: mcgill.ca/gps/funding/international. A small number of citizens from countries whose governments have entered into agreements on tuition fees with Quebec may be exempted from the supplemental tuition fees normally required of international students. Availability varies for such exemptions from year to year; refer to www.quebec.ca/en/education/study-quebec/financial-assistance-international-students/exemptions-tuition-fees-under-international-agreements, and contact your local government to find out if an agreement with Quebec is in effect. The list of organizations in charge of applications can be accessed from this website.
For detailed information regarding the rules and regulations of graduate awards and fellowships administered by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (e.g., Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships and Graduate Excellence Fellowships), please refer to the General Award Holder's Guide.