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A&S Announces a $1,500 Increase to Base Funding for Graduate Students over Three Years

Dwayne Benjamin and Graduate Students

Dwayne Benjamin, Vice-Dean, Graduate Education, has announced that base funding provided to Faculty of Arts & Science (A&S) graduate students in the funded cohort will increase by $1,500 over three years, commencing with the 2019-20 academic year.
The table below shows the current funding package and the planned increases as they apply to domestic graduate students in the funded cohort.

At present, the base funding package consists of a base amount of $17,000 in the Humanities and Social Sciences and $17,500 in the Sciences, plus tuition and fees.  This means that the total base package for 2018-19, including tuition and fees, is $25,490 in the Humanities and Social Sciences and $25,990 in the Sciences. Graduate units are welcome to provide higher levels of funding, depending on their resources and the norms in their field. Approximately 30% of graduate units provided base funding packages that exceed the A&S base.

Commencing in 2019-20, the base amount will increase by $500 per year for three years. These increases will ensure that the base funding package rises at a rate slightly higher than inflation. 

Photo above: Dwayne Benjamin, Vice Dean, Graduate Education (centre) with doctoral students Boriana Miloucheva (left) and Ridwan Karim (right).

Humanities & Social Sciences

Academic
Year
Base
Amount
Tuition
& Fees*
Total
2018-19 $17,000 $8,490 $25,490
2019-20 $17,500 $8,500 $26,000
2020-21 $18,000 $8,500 $26,500
2021-22 $18,500 $8,500 $27,000

Sciences

Academic
Year
Base
Amount
Tuition
& Fees
Total
2018-19 $17,500 $8,490 $25,990
2019-20 $18,000 $8,500 $26,500
2020-21 $18,500 $8,500 $27,000
2021-22 $19,000 $8,500 $27,500

* 2018-19 tuition & fees are actual for St. George campus.
The amounts for subsequent years are estimates.

International PhD students pay the same tuition and fees as domestic students, plus UHIP. International Master’s students pay higher tuition and fees. The A&S base funding package covers tuition and fees for all students in the funded cohort, regardless of their domestic or international status or the incidental fees charged by the campus with which they are affiliated. For additional information on how graduate funding works in the Faculty of Arts & Science, please visit Graduate Funding Facts.