Graduate funding is handled at the academic unit (department, school or institute) level. Once you have been offered admission, the unit evaluates the funding resources available. At this time they decide what type, and amount, of funding can be offered to you. Please note that the graduate funding amount and type varies by the academic unit and program.
How to apply: Although in many cases you are automatically considered and offered funding, some academic units may have awards you may need to apply to. Please contact your academic unit for details.
Research-based graduate students will normally receive personalized funding packages with their offers of admission. The McGill funding package will include the details of your funding: amount, length and types of funding. Your funding package may include support from these sources:
- McGill graduate fellowships
- Departmental and faculty awards
- Stipends from McGill faculty members’ research grants or research contracts
- A teaching assistantship
- A research assistantship
The details of your funding package will be confirmed once you have accepted our offer of admission. Teaching and research assistantships are managed by the academic unit. Federal and Provincial fellowships and other external awards will be taken into account in calculating total support packages.