Many graduate students at McMaster are eligible for financial
support, such as teaching assistantships, research funds, University graduate
scholarships, external scholarships, and bursaries.
TA positions are provided to many graduate students who are offered admission
to regular full-time programs. Depending on the program, duties can consist
of conducting tutorials, lab demonstrations, or marking. A full teaching
assistantship consists of 260 hours over two terms.
University Graduate Scholarships:
McMaster ensures that full-time graduate students in Ph.D.
programs and in many Master’s programs receive scholarships
(awarded annually). A Ph.D. student is normally funded for four years.
Students in Master’s programs are usually funded for their
first three to six terms depending on the department.
The Faculty of Engineering has adopted a policy of ensuring that all full-time
Ph.D. students receive a funding package which is at least the value of their
tuition fee plus $14,000 per year. Many programs have support levels in excess
of this amount. Please contact the person in charge of graduate recruiting in
your program of
interest to find out more.
Dean's Excellence Engineering Doctoral Awards
Offered to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
McMaster University's Engineering department is offering 12 awards to Engineering students entering
a doctoral program in September 2016 at a minimum value of $127,500 each, over 4 years.
Students wishing to apply should contact the Engineering Graduate school they will be entering in September 2016.
A list of Engineering Graduate schools can be found at http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/graduate/programs.html.
Early application deadline
is January 30th, 2016 and the final application deadline (subject to scholarship
availibility) is April 30th, 2016.
Endowed Scholarships and Bursaries:
A list of these awards is found in the School of Graduate Studies
These awards have various amounts and conditions associated with them.
Many scholarships awarded by granting councils can be held at McMaster
University. These include the Ontario
Graduate Scholarships (OGS), the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) doctoral
fellowships, and the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) postgraduate