Financing your education

Tuition & fees 

Tuition and fees vary according to your residence and citizenship status. To get a breakdown, you can input your status and degree in the fee calculator provided by the Student Accounts Office. In order to be assessed, you must provide proof of residency to Enrolment Services. Find out which legal documents are required. 

Students from outside of Canada belonging to designated categories may be exempt from the international tuition and fees and will instead be eligible for the Quebec student rate. A list of such categories is available from the Quebec Government.

MSc funding & stipends

At the Master’s level: The Department cannot provide funding for students; however, you can be funded through internal or external fellowships, supervisor-arranged stipends, and/or research assistantships. 

Many funding opportunities are open to you throughout your training in the form of research and teaching assistantships, as well as fellowships awarded by various government agencies, McGill University and affiliated Hospital Research Institutes.  

PhD funding & stipends

At the PhD level: The Department, jointly with the PhD student, offers an annual funding package valued at a minimum of $21,000, plus tuition and fees [1] for a maximum of four years. 

Financial support is conditional upon academic performance and efforts made to apply for all external/internal graduate fellowship funding for which you are eligible, including CIHR, FRSQ, SSHRC, NSERC, as well as the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Hospital Research Institute competitions. 


[1] This includes single coverage for the PGSS Health Insurance plan.