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September 2, 2015
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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies


Dean's Graduate Scholarship

The Dean's Graduate Scholarship is awarded to students in research-intensive master's and PhD programs who hold a major external award.  

This scholarship, coupled with a Teaching Assistantship, comprises a top-up funding package in excess of $10,000 to eligible students. The scholarship is held in addition to the external award and is renewable each year such an award is held.  


  • Be registered as a full-time student  
  • Enrolled in a research-intensive graduate program
  • Within the normal funding period
  • Hold any of the following awards:
      • Ontario Graduate Scholarship
      • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology
      • Canadian Graduate Scholarship - Master’s
      • Tri-Council – Doctoral (excluding Vanier).

Professional Programs 

Students holding a major external award while enrolled in a professional program (MBA, MSW, MFin or MMT) are awarded a $1,000 Incentive Scholarship in addition to the external award. Students in professional programs are not eligible for the Dean's Graduate Scholarship.

Terms and Conditions of Dean's Graduate Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship is conditional on registering as a full-time student during the term in which the scholarship is held.

Scholarships are awarded for registration in the program indicated and are not transferrable from one program to another. 

Scholarship funds will be credited to student accounts in equal instalments for the academic year in which the external award was granted, regardless of when the external award commences. Upon written request, a credit balance will be refunded by direct deposit, no earlier than one week following the last day for a late registration for the term.

Students who withdraw from the program during the term will be required to repay a pro-rated portion of their scholarship.

Students who hold funding at $50,000 or more per year to pursue their graduate studies are ineligible for FGPS funding.