Fees, Funding & Scholarships

Graduate Tuition & Fees


Visit Guelph Graduate Fees for the approximate costs of studying at the University of Guelph.

Please also ensure that you thoroughly read through the Cost of Living information for Domestic and International Students to determine the approximate cost of living fees as these are in addition to graduate tuition.


Graduate Funding

There are various forms of funding for graduate students offered at the University of Guelph. Typically, our domestic graduate students are eligible for a combination of the following funding options below:

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) are graduate students hired by the School of Computer Science (SoCS) to assist faculty and sessionals with various teaching-related tasks. These tasks may include conducting laboratories or tutorials, grading assignments and examinations and holding regular office hours for student assistance with coursework and assignments.

Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs)

Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) allow you to collaborate with your faculty supervisor(s) in current research projects. GRAs are often provided in cases where the student's thesis research contributes to the current research of their faculty member supervisor(s). GRAs are normally paid by the student's supervisor(s), and the amount of GRA a student recieves varies depending on the amount of funding available. Funds for GRAs are often recieved from faculty via various external or government research grants or contracts.

School of Computer Science (SoCS) Funding

Currently, all incoming domestic graduate students within the School of Computer Science (SoCS) are eligible for department-level funding. Domestic MSc students are eligible for $5,500 per year for 2 years, and domestic PhD students are eligible for $9,500 per year for 3 years. There is no application necessary, as domestic students are automatically eligible upon admission to the program.

Graduate Awards & Scholarships

There are various types of internal, external and government-funded awards and scholarships offered for graduate students at the University of Guelph:

University Awards & Scholarships

There are numerous scholarships and awards available internally from the University of Guelph specific to graduate students in the College of Physical & Engineering Science (CPES). While you are automatically considered and do not need to apply for some scholarships (e.g. entrance scholarships), majority of scholarships do require a seperate application. For information and to search for available awards, please visit CPES University Awards & Scholarships.

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) is an external scholarship jointly funded by the Government of Ontario and University of Guelph that awards academic excellence at the master's and doctoral levels of graduate study. Normally, the OGS scholarship requires a separate application with a deadline in the Fall for the following academic year. For more information, please visit the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Information page.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) scholarship is funded by the Government of Canada and supports domestic graduate students in their advanced studies. Normally, the NSERC scholarship requires a separate application with a deadline in the Fall for the following academic year. For more information, please visit the NSERC website.