Tuition Fees and Student Funding
Applicants are advised to give careful consideration to their expected costs and to assure themselves, whether through the use of personal funds or through the winning of competitive awards, that they will be able to meet their expenses. Current fees can be found on the Student Financial Services website.
Masters of Applied Nutrition (MAN) students have additional practicum fees in addition to full-time graduate student tuition and student fees. MAN students are charged an internship fee of $1500 each semester for 3 semesters.
Graduate Student Funding
All students admitted to graduate programs in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition receive a guaranteed funding package to assist them throughout their studies. These packages generally combine scholarships and Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA).
For students entering the program in Fall 2016, the department guaranteed $17,500 per year for PhD students, $5,300 per year for MSc students, and $2,500 for MAN students (who are not eligible for GTA assignments).
These funds can be 'topped-up' with additional scholarships for academic acheivement and research potential. Some of these awards are allocated by the department based on admissions packages and entry GPAs, whilst others must be applied for, such as Tri-Council awards or Ontario Graduate Scholarships. Faculty advisors may also offer additional funds in the form of Graduate Research Assistantships, in which students work on faculty research projects alongside their own studies and research.
Students in FRAN have been very successful in obtaining large, external awards in recent years. This, coupled with the large number of alumni donated awards that the department distributes, means that average graduate student funding has been significantly higher than the minimum amounts referred to above.
There is a large amount of information on this, and the rest of the University of Guelph's, website, which you can find by following the links below. Should you wish to discuss possible funding opportunities, please contact Jennifer Cosentino, our Graduate Program Assistant.