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Financial Support

Graduate student stipends will be provided following the current practices in the existing graduate programs of the faculties of Science and Engineering.

Stipends will consist of some combination of research supervisor grant funds, allocations of scholarship funds from the School of Graduate Studies based on enrollment in the programs and TA placements based on availability of resources and need (TA work will be performed in the supervisor’s department assisting courses in which the student’s undergraduate and graduate background can be utilized).

Students will be encouraged to apply for relevant external scholarships including NSERC, CIHR, OGS, and OGSST. For students without external scholarship, typical stipends in Computational Science and Engineering at McMaster are as follows:

  1. Masters thesis based students are offered support packages of $18,000 to $19,000 per year for two years
  2. Canadian citizens or landed immigrants in the masters course or course and project programs are offered support packages to cover the cost of tuition and are guaranteed for one year
  3. Ph.D. students are guaranteed a total support package of at least $19,000 per year for four years

Visa students normally receive a tuition bursary which partially covers the visa student/Canadian student fee differential.

McMaster University puts time limits on funding that are normally 24 months for Masters’ thesis students and 4 years for Ph.D. students. Funding beyond these limits is normally from research grants at the discretion of the supervisor.

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