Financial Information for Graduate Students

Almost all graduate students in thesis-oriented programs in Computing and Software (M.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D.) receive financial support in the form of scholarships and teaching assistantships (TA). Offers of admission to these programs will typically include a half TA (130 hours) as well as a graduate scholarship of $14,000 annually after tuition for masters students and $20,000 after tuition for doctoral students. A tuition bursary is available to foreign students to help offset the higher fees paid by visa students. No separate application is required - all full-time applicants to these programs will automatically be considered for financial assistance.

Applicants are also encouraged to apply for any external scholarships for which they may be eligible. International students may be eligible for government scholarships from their home country. Canadian students should consider applying for such scholarships as NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) Postgraduate Scholarships or OGS (Ontario Graduate Scholarships).

The Department and/or supervisor will top-up NSERC and OGS scholarships such that the total income for students holding these awards is at least:

NSERC (doctoral): $33,700
NSERC (masters): $30,000
OGS: $27,000

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