All graduate students in the Department are offered a minimum level of financial support, provided that eligibility criteria are met. The current (2015-2016) minimum rates are:
M.Sc. students, $17,700 per annum for up to two years
Ph.D. students, $19,200 per annum for up to four years.
The minimum rates for 2016-2017 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.
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.
Here some internal scholarships that are of particular interest to Physics and Physical Oceanography students. For a complete listing visit the SGS scholarship database.
Collaborative Research Awards