Funding

All MSc and PhD full-time domestic students will receive funding while registered in their eligible semesters which is 6 semesters for MSc and 9 semesters for PhD with satisfactory progress each semester. Funding beyond these semesters is not guaranteed and at the discretion of the research advisor. We do not promise funding for the MES program, nor for part-time graduate students. The following chart shows the Guaranteed Minimum Yearly Stipends in SES. Note that students with excellent academic records may be nominated for additional internal scholarships and that students are encouraged to apply for external or internal scholarships. For more information on scholarships, please consult the graduate studies Scholarships and Awards website. You may also use the Graduate Award Search Tool for internal University of Guelph awards. 

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Domestic full time:

MSc (within 6 semesters)

$16,500

+ a half TAship if GPA > 75%

PhD (within 9 semesters)

$20,500

+ a half TAship per year

MSc with NSERC

$25,000

+ a half TAship per year

PhD with NSERC

$31,000

+ a half TAship per year

 

 

(a half TAship was worth ~$2850 in 2015)

MES

$1000

entrance scholarship for academic excellence (GPA> 80%)

International full time:

MSc (within 6 semesters)

$19,500

 

PhD (within 9 semesters)

$20,500

 

MES

$1000 entrance scholarship for academic excellence (GPA> 80%)

 

 

Domestic Students

PhD students will be guaranteed a minimum stipend of $17,500 per year for the first three years from their research advisor. PhD students will also be guaranteed a half Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) and an additional $3,000 UGS scholarship from SES per year for the first three years.  Note that students accepted with provisional status will not receive the $3000 UGS scholarship from SES until the provisional conditions have been met and they assume regular status.

Doctoral NSERC holders will receive an additional $10,000 per year beyond the funding provided by NSERC, $5,000 from the University and $5,000 from the Advisor while holding an NSERC.

MSc students will receive a stipend of $16,500 per year for the first two years of their program.

Masters NSERC holders will receive an additional $7,500 per year beyond the funding provided by NSERC, $5,000 from the University and $2,500 from the research advisor.

MES students with an average > 80% will receive a $1000 entrance scholarship for academic excellence from the School of Environmental Sciences.

International Students

Doctoral students not holding a scholarship will be guaranteed a minimum stipend of $20,500, provided by the advisor.  They will receive an additional $12,500 International Doctoral Tuition Scholarship (IDTS) from Graduate Studies provided their GPA is over 80%.  If it is not, they will receive the IDTS once they have passed their Qualifying Exam.  

Master students not holding a scholarship will be guaranteed a minimum stipend of $19,500, provided by the advisor.

MES students with an average > 80% will receive a $1000 entrance scholarship for academic excellence from the School of Environmental Sciences.

* Special circumstances may apply with holders of other scholarships and work circumstances.