Tuition and Funding

We invite you to visit the Registrar’s website for information relating to tuition fees and other fees.

Please note: Fees displayed are for the 2014-15 academic year, and are subject to possible change in future academic years. Tuition fees are based upon various criteria including citizenship and part- or full-time attendance.


Admission scholarships

Admissions scholarships of $15,000/year are awarded based on your average at the time of admissions. An average grade-point minimum of 8.0 out of 10 is required. You must be registered as and remain a full-time student for the duration of your studies. More information is available on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.

For more information about admission scholarships, please visit:

Excellence Scholarships

Excellence scholarships equivalent to tuition fees are awarded to recipients of major external awards (e.g., CIHR, FRQ, NSERC, OGS, SSHRC). They are awarded for each year that the external award is held. For those students who also received an Admission Scholarship, a Graduate Scholarship or an International Scholarship, these will be replaced with the Excellence Scholarship.

Other Sources of Funding

Sustainable Prosperity Research Fellowships (minimum $10,000) : Students applying to the Master’s of Environmental Sustainability and proposing to conduct research on a topic relating to Sustainable Prosperity’s work (eg. on the green economy) are eligible to be considered for a SP Research Fellowship. Recipients of the Fellowship will provide research assistance during their studies to Sustainable Prosperity, Canada’s leading green economy think tank, located at the Institute of the Environment. Candidates should signal their interest in being considered for this Fellowship in their letter of intention. Candidates will be selected based on academic merit and proposed research topic. Fellowships are valued at $10,000.

External scholarships

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program

Students can apply for this merit-based scholarship. Open to Canadian and international students.

Deadline to apply: December 1

Please visit the OGS information page on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies FGPS website for more details

Federal granting agencies

There are several awards granted to master’s level students by federal agencies for the duration of study, such as SSHRC, NCERC, and CIHR

Deadline to apply: October-December (depending on the agency) of the year prior to the year of admission. (i.e., October 2014 for a program commencing in September 2015.Please visit the FGPS website for more details

Please note: the University of Ottawa offers seminars to assist students with the preparation of applications for federal awards. They are offered in September each year. Visit to view schedule.

Other scholarships

Use the Potential Scholarship Portfolio Tool to identify other potential sources of funding through other scholarships related to your program of study. This online portfolio tool is available on the FGPS website.

International student funding

If you are an international student, please visit the FGPS website to view the full range of funding opportunities available.

Online Potential Scholarship Portfolio Tool: This tool will identify other scholarships and funding opportunities that are available depending on your program of study and status as an international student.


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