XII. Graduate Awards & Financial Assistance

From the University of Guelph

Graduate students may expect to undertake teaching and research assistantships as an integral part of their academic programs. Before undertaking any kind of assistantship, however, graduate students must note that some fellowships, scholarships, and bursaries awarded by external agencies strictly limit the number of hours of service the holder may render to the university and/or limit the amount of money the holder may receive in some cases, from all sources. Students are responsible for abiding strictly by the terms of any such awards.

Financial assistance may be available to graduate students in several forms and combinations. These may include employment, research awards, scholarships and bursaries. Each of these is described briefly below. Students have the responsibility to ascertain precisely what remuneration will be received, if any, from the department or school in which they propose to register. The department or school has the responsibility to inform students about the duties they associate with that form of assistance.

When departments and schools make admission recommendations to the Office of Graduate Studies, they also decide what funding (if any) will be provided to each person selected. These funding decisions may include one or more of the following:

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