The graduate stipend is designed to cover the costs of tuition and living expenses. With the relatively low cost of living in the area surrounding the university, students can expect to live comfortably on their stipend alone.
All students who are accepted into the Chemistry graduate programs are awarded a graduate stipend. Full-time graduate students receive financial support in the form of a Teaching Assistantship ($10,868 for 260 hrs.) plus a Research Scholarship (MSc - $13,250, PhD - $14,750). The total level of this support is reviewed annually to ensure students are paid at a level which is competitive with other Canadian Chemistry Departments. The time limits for financial support in the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs are described in the General Regulations.
The Department also awards a number of Entrance Scholarships to highly qualified incoming students, and Chemistry Scholarships to in-course students for their performance in the graduate programs. All incoming students are automatically considered for an entrance scholarship at the time of application.
Graduate students with the proper qualifications are also encouraged to apply for major scholarships awarded at the national (NSERC) and provincial (OGS) level. More information about these external scholarships is available from the School of Graduate Studies.