Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

Financial Information

All graduate students in the Department are offered a minimum level of financial support, provided that eligibility criteria are met. The current (2016-2017) minimum rates are:

M.Sc. students, $19,000 per annum for up to two years
Ph.D. students, $20,500 per annum for up to four years.

This support is derived from several sources, including fellowships from the School of Graduate Studies, teaching assistantships from the Department and research assistantships.

The Dean's Doctoral Award, valued at $5000 per annum, is awarded to a limited number of prospective PhD students at the time of admission. This award is added to the minimum stipend for PhD students.

Scholarships and Awards

External Awards

Receipents of NSERC and Vanier graduate scholarships also receive the Dean’s Excellence Award, valued at $5,000 per year for the duration of the scholarship, and may also hold two teaching assistantships, for $2,489 per year.

Internal Awards

Here some internal scholarships that are of particular interest to Physics and Physical Oceanography students.  For details about these awards and for a complete listing visit the SGS scholarship database.

  • A G Hatcher Memorial Scholarship (Departmental deadline: May 25)
  • J. Bruce and Helen H. French Graduate Scholarship in Physics
  • Gordon Mertz Memorial Fellowship in Physical Oceanography
  • Charles Butler Graduate Scholarship (Departmental deadline: January 27)
  • F. A. Aldrich Graduate Award (Departmental deadline: May 25)
  • School of Graduate Studies F. A. Aldrich Fellowship (for new incoming Canadian students, SGS deadline June 19)
  • The National Scholarship in Ocean Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland (SGS deadline July 1)
  • TD Graduate Bursary for Environmental Study (Departmental deadline: June 30)

Collaborative Research Awards

  • Mitacs Globalink funding for collaborative international research in India, France, and Tunisia.

Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies

The Governor General's Gold Medal, the University Medal for Excellence in a thesis-based master’s program, and the University Medal for Excellence

Chancellor's Graduate Award


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