Memorial University offers competitive funding packages to academically eligible full-time graduate students, both Canadian and international, in all programs except graduate diploma programs, MASc, MASP, non-thesis MBA, non-thesis MEd, MEnvSci, MEM, MER, MMM, non-thesis MN, MPH, and MTM.
Students may refer to the Guidelines for the Awarding of SGS Fellowships and Graduate Student Support for more information on internal funding and awards.
The value of funding will depend on the graduate program a student is admitted to. Funding sources include:
Some international graduate students may be eligible for funding through Vietnam International Education Development, King Abdullah Scholarship Program, the China Scholarship Council, or the Government of Canada. Please visit the International Centre website for details.
We strongly encourage graduate students to apply for scholarships and external awards to enhance their qualifications and increase your graduate funding. Students should pay particular attention to the scholarships offered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Some of the more notable scholarship include:
Recipients of Tri-Council scholarships are also eligible for the Dean’s Excellence Award valued at $5,000 per year for the duration of the scholarship.
If a student is successful in receiving a scholarship or external funding, that amount may replace a portion or all of the funding offered in the letter of admission. In most cases, however, the student will receive more than the initial funding offer.
Most recommendations for internal funding are made by the academic unit at the time of admission and approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies. Students who are interested in receiving financial support should make note of this in the appropriate section of their application forms.
For external awards, a separate application is normally required. Please consult the website of the appropriate agency or organization and submit a complete application by the deadline.
The following are eligibility periods for Memorial University graduate students maintaining full-time status and academic standing: