Financial Information

Funding offers

All our Ph.D. students and most of our Masters students are funded either through federal or provincial scholarships, McGill scholarships, research assistantships, or teaching assistantships. The funding package offered to admitted students varies from student to student, as a function of needs and merit. The admission letter you will receive will contain a formal funding offer. While the details and components may vary by individual, the average student funding at the Ph.D. level is approximately 25,000$ per year, and approximately 15,000$ among funded Masters students. However, many students receive significantly more than the average.


If you come with your own fellowship (e.g. NSERC, FQRNT, or others), the department will systematically complement it with a top-up upon recruitment. Individual professors may be willing to offer additional funding. Precise top-up terms will be listed in the admission letter you will receive.

Cost of Living

Apart from tuition fees, we estimate that a single student will need, on average, $22,000 per year to live in Montreal (note that the apartment rents in Montreal are usually 50% less than in Toronto and Vancouver).

Tuition Fees

Tuition and compulsory fees for Masters and PhD students are described in the Graduate studies fee tables for the master's and the doctorate on the McGill Student Accounts site.

Note that are French citizens, diplomatic visa holders, and students accepted as refugees, pay fees at Canadian rates. Students from countries where Quebec has a fee waiver agreement may apply to the Minister of Education in their country for a fee waiver. Please consult the McGill Legal Documents website . A list of countries with fee waiver agreements can be found here (see “Students in other categories”).

M.Sc. students must pay full tuition and fees for three consecutive terms and Ph.D. students must pay full tuition and fees for between six and eight consecutive terms, depending on the level of admission they entered the program. After the required terms, students pay reduced “additional session” tuition and feels for each additional term they are registered. Students should also expect to pay an additional annual fee for compulsory health insurance.

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