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Tuition and Financial Aid

McMaster University provides financial support in the form of a teaching assistantship plus a program scholarship to all qualified full-time graduate students. It is program policy to support M.Sc. students for up to two years and Ph.D. students for up to four years from initial registration in the Ph.D. program.

The level of support* is determined annually and is competitive with other Canadian programs. In 2022/2023 the total income package for students without external scholarships (includes teaching assistantship and research funding) is ~$27, 000.

Highly qualified prospective students should also apply for the scholarships awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canadian citizens and landed immigrants) and the Province of Ontario – Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program (Ontario residents). These are usually due December 1st (for MSc) of the year prior to anticipated enrollment. Our graduate students have traditionally been very successful in national and provincial competitions.

For further information and for a full list of possible scholarships, please see the School of Graduate Studies – Scholarships page.