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MA Funding Packages 

Accepted students will typically be offered student stipend funding and Graduate Teaching Assistantship positions within the program and in affiliated departments. This program also features opportunities for Graduate Research Assistantships funded by faculty research grants, as well as internships with community partners. 

MA students will be offered baseline funding that includes 3 Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) plus $6,000 over two years, for admission packages valued at approximately $23,700 (Canadian dollars). 

The University of Guelph has established a number of ACCESS awards which provide bursaries for students in financial need. To be eligible for these bursaries, students must complete a needs assessment application available from Student Financial Services, or check the website. A variety of competitive research scholarships are also available. Information on awards and funding assistance is available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies calendar Link. 

Prospective applicants, including foreign student applicants, are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) in advance of applying for admission to the IMPR program at the University of Guelph. Please review deadlines and application details at this link. 

Prospective students who are Canadian citizens or permanent  residents are also encouraged to apply for the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant in advance of applying for admission to the IMPR program at the University of Guelph.  Please review deadlines and application details at this link

Additional scholarships and awards may be available. Please visit the Graduate Studies funding page for more details and information.

For information on University of Guelph tuition and fees, please see this page.


PhD Funding Packages 

Accepted students will typically be offered student stipend funding and Graduate Teaching Assistantship positions within the program and in affiliated departments. This program also features opportunities for Graduate Research Assistantships funded by faculty research grants, as well as internships with community partners.

PhD students will be offered baseline packages of 12 Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) and/or Graduate Student Assistantships (GSA) plus $28,000 in University Graduate Scholarship (UGS) funding over four years. In some cases, students may be offered a Sessional teaching appointment in place of one of the GTAs in year 3 or 4. PhD base admissions packages are valued at approximately $99,000 (Canadian dollars) over four years.

All international PhD students will receive an International Doctoral Tuition Scholarship (IDTS) if they qualify with the minimum eligibility requirements. At $11,000 per year for up to four years, these scholarships essentially cover the difference between international and domestic doctoral tuition. 

International doctoral students admitted to a full-time program with a minimum 80% (A-) admission average, and who are billed at international tuition rates, are eligible subject to meeting all other criteria. International doctoral students admitted with an average lower than 80%, and who meet all other criteria, will be eligible in the semester following successful completion of their qualifying exam, for the remainder of the four-year period of eligibility. Please click here for full eligibility information. (Note: The IDTS is for PhD students only. This offset is not available for MA students.)

The University of Guelph has established a number of ACCESS awards which provide bursaries for students in financial need. To be eligible for these bursaries, students must complete a needs assessment application available from Student Financial Services, or check the website. A variety of competitive research scholarships are also available. Information on awards and funding assistance is available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies calendar Link. 

Prospective applicants, including foreign student applicants, are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) in advance of applying for admission to the IMPR program at the University of Guelph. Please review deadlines and application details at this link. 

Prospective students who are Canadian citizens or permanent  residents are also encouraged to apply for the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant in advance of applying for admission to the IMPR program at the University of Guelph.  Please review deadlines and application details at this link

Additional scholarships and awards may be available. Please visit the Graduate Studies funding page for more details and information.

For information on University of Guelph tuition and fees, please see this page.