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Graduate Studies Funding

​There are three main ways to finance graduate studies:

  • by winning s​cholarships or other awards for academic merit;

  • by work​ing as a teaching or research assistant; and, in Canada,

  • by obtaining a grant or borrowing money from a provincial government (such as OSAP).

For the most part, applications for graduate scholarships must be completed in the fall term of a student’s fourth year. Detailed information and applications for the following scholarships can be found at their specific websites.

Many graduate schools also offer internal funding to their graduate students. The best way to determine exactly what kind of funding you could expect to receive would be to contact your university of interest or visit their website.

Natural Scienc​es and Engineering Research Council of Canada

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/index_eng.asp

​NSERC supports university-based research and graduate training in the sciences and engineering. The current value o​​​​f an NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters (CGSM) is $17,500 for one full year of study. The internal deadline for this application is November 10. Applications must be completed online (www.nserc.ca) but then a printed copy of the entire form plus attachments, along with relevant references and official transcripts, must be submitted to the secretary Graduate Studies (F-308-C).​

​Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council​

http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/index-eng.aspx

SSHRC supports university-based research and graduate training in the social sciences and humanities. The current value of a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Masters is $17,500 for one year of study

C​GS Doctoral Scholarship: $35,000 per annum

The internal deadline for ALL applications is December 10. Applications must be completed online (www.sshrc.ca) but then a printed copy of the entire form plus attachments, along with relevant references and official transcripts, must be submitted to the secretary Graduate Studies (F-308-C)​

Ontario Gradu​ate Scholarship Program (OGS)​​

https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal/​en/A-ZListofAid/TCONT003465.html

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program is designed to encourage excellence in graduate studies at the master’s and doctoral levels. An Ontario Graduate Scholarship is awarded for one academic year, which may consist of two or three consecutive terms. One-term awards are not granted. The current value of the OGS is $5,000 per term. Thus, you may receive $10,000 for two consecutive terms or $15,000 for three consecutive terms. The province of Ontario contributes two-thirds of this amount and the university provides one-third. The internal deadline for these applications is October 15 for graduate studies beginning in the following year. Applications must be completed online (OSAP/OGS) but then a printed copy of the entire form, along with relevant references and official transcripts, must be submitted to the Office of Research Services & Graduate Studies (A344).​


The Nipissing University School of Graduate Studies holds workshops the middle of September to assist students in the completion of the federal and provincial scholarship applications.​

 

Convocation Awards for Graduate Students 

​Governor Gene​ral's Academic Gold Medal

This medal is awarded for academic excellence to the student graduating from a graduate degree program with the high​est academic standing.

Presiden​t's Gold Medal

Value: $500

The fu​ll- or part-time student graduating from each graduate program who attains the highest academic average in all courses in that degree program will receive a President's Gold Medal and a cash award of $500. 

 

 



 

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