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Graduate Funding Facts

Base Funding

Graduate units in the Faculty of Arts & Science (A&S) provide a base funding package to all graduate students in the funded cohort. A&S ensures that students will receive fellowship income to bridge the difference between external awards and income derived from paid experience (TA and RA) and the base amount established by the faculty. For 2018-19, the A&S base funding package is $17,000 ($17,500 in the Sciences) plus tuition and fees. In 2018, A&S announced a three-year increase that will see the funding package increase by $500 a year:

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.

The foregoing base amounts apply to all students in the funded cohort. The final total will vary depending on tuition and fees, which is in part based on domestic or international status and campus affiliation. 

Individual graduate units are welcome to provide enhanced packages. About 30% of graduate units offer packages that exceed the A&S base funding amount.

Graduate units supplement base funding with Program Level Fellowships, which have a value of $1,000 per student, but are allocated in a variety of ways, reflecting priorities identified in consultation with students in each graduate unit. The fact sheets and documents available through the links below provide concise information on how graduate funding works, Program Level Fellowships and the base funding amounts provided by each graduate unit.

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