Students are strongly encouraged to apply for any external awards for which they are eligible. Students with external scholarships may have the opportunity to enhance their funding packages with a top-up from their own department, in recognition of their achievement.
International students are encouraged to investigate the possibility of awards specifically offered to students wishing to study in Canada.
Some examples of external awards are federal awards, such as those offered by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). A complete list of external awards is available from the School of Graduate Studies website. In addition to these scholarships there are also special funds to facilitate graduate student research and travel.
Students are required to report to their Graduate Unit all income from external scholarships.