Awards and financial support for canadian and permanent residents master's students

University of Ottawa scholarships

Admission Scholarship

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The admission scholarship will be given on the recommendation of the academic unit to any student whose admission average is 8.0/10 or more and who registers full-time for the duration of the scholarship to an eligible graduate program. at least $15,000 per year No deadline

Graduate Education Bursary

Worth $2000 ($1000 per year), the Graduate Education Bursary (GEB) is awarded to you if you are registered for the first time for full-time studies in a University of Ottawa master’s or graduate diploma program offered in French and meet the other eligibility criteria. Please submit your request through our Online scholarships portal. $2,000  January 15
May 15
September 15

Graduate Studies Scholarship

The Graduate scholarship in the amount of $2,000 per term (session) will be given on the recommendation of the academic unit into the eligible programs for the 3 or 6 terms (sessions) of your program of study, except for MIS. $2,000 per term (session) for the duration of the scholarship No deadline

Excellence Scholarships

The Excellence Scholarship is awarded to recipients of major external awards (e.g. CIHR, FRQ, NSERC, OGS, SSHRC). This award replaces the admission schlarship.

The value of the scholarship is equivalent to the tuition fees.

No deadline
External Awards

Ontario Graduate Scholarships

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The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program encourages excellence in graduate studies at the master’s and doctoral levels. $15,000 per year or 5000$ per term (session) To be announced

Canada Graduate Scholarships Program – CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC

   
The Canada Graduate scholarship Programs (CGS-M) is administered jointly by three  federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. $17,500 Thursday, December 1st, 2016. Transcripts must be official - official transcripts are defined as transcripts issued by the Registrar's Office. Transcripts from other sources, such as those printed from the student's account on the institution's website, are not official.

Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec (for students domiciled in Québec)

This program is designed for university students seeking to pursue health research training in a Master's or doctoral university program. All health themes are eligible, regardless of proposed methodology or models. $15,000 per year Monday, October 17, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
The application is completed online on the FRSQ website and students must mail all supporting documents to FRSQ by the deadline.

Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (for students domiciled in Québec)

Reporting to the Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT) promotes, develops and disseminates research and fosters research training primarily in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. $15,000 per year Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 4 p.m.
The application is completed online on the FQRNT website and students must mail all supporting documents to the FQRNT by the deadline.

Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (for students domiciled in Québec)

The Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC) is dedicated to the development of research and innovation in Quebec's social sciences, arts and humanities, covering a diverse range of disciplines, from the arts, literature and society, to organizational management, to international relations and development. $15,000 per year Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 4 p.m.
The application is completed online on the FQRSC website
and students must mail all supporting documents to FQRSC by the deadline. 

The Queen Elizabeth II graduate scholarships in science and technology

The Queen Elizabeth II graduate scholarships in science and technology have been created to encourage and support the best students involved in science and technology research. $15,000 per year or $5,000 per term (session) To be announced 

The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program

These awards are intended for graduate students, prospective graduate students and junior professionals who wish to enroll in a graduate studies program, continue their current course of graduate study and research, or pursue an independent research project for a period of nine months in the United States.  Consult the Canada - U.S. Fulbright Program website  Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
The application must be submitted directly on the website of the Canada - U.S. Fulbright Program students must mail all supporting documents to program by the deadline.  

Ontario Women's Health Scholars Awards

Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, a Scholar Awards Program in Women's Health has been established to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains pre-eminent women's health scholars. $18,000 plus a research allowance of $1,000 December 1, 2016. The application must be submitted either to the Graduate Awards Office located in Hagen Hall, room 107 or by email to grad.awards@uottawa.ca

The Autism Scholars Award

With the support of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Colleges and Universities, a Scholar Awards Program in Autism has been established to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains pre-eminent scholars. $18,000 December 1, 2016. The application must be submitted either to the Graduate Awards Office located in Hagen Hall, room 107 or by email to grad.awards@uottawa.ca

Rhodes Scholarships

For more than a century, the Rhodes Trust has funded scholarships for exceptional Canadian students to study for two or more years at the University of Oxford.  Consult Rhodes' website To be announced for the 2018-2019 competition. 

Mackenzie King Scholarships

The Open Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.  $ 9,000

February 1, 2017

The application must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (Hagen Hall, Room 107). 

Foreign Study Supplement

The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. Up to $ 6,000 Thursday, September 29, 2016.
The application must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (Hagen Hall, Room 107). 

Dr. Jim McDonald Scholarship for Northern Research

The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Research (ACUNS), with the support of the family of the late Dr. Jim McDonald, is sponsoring one scholarship for Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada currently enrolled in a graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities as these pertain to Canada’s north and its inhabitants. Community-based-research, interdisciplinary research and local Aboriginal collaboration will be given special consideration, as will those that can demonstrate a specific focus to their project. $ 5,000 January 29, 2016
Visit the ACUNS website

Ages Foundation Fellowship

The rare Charitable Research Reserve has partnered with Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation,Ages Foundation Fund to financially assist students in pursuit of higher education as they tackle important environmental issues. The Fellowship will allow students to study in a relatively undisturbed, yet highly accessible site in Waterloo Region.  The monetary award will help ensure successful candidates have the necessary resources to conduct and report on their research at rare.  It will also allow the student to give an oral presentation at a conference in their discipline. $ 4,000 April 20, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Scholarships from uOttawa-affiliated associations

Academic Project Fund

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If you participate in conferences, round tables or field trips as a graduate student, GSAED may contribute financially depending on the overall cost, the total amount of funding from other sources, and the location of the conference. 

Expense limit is set at $100 per day, for a maximum of 4 days

November 1st – for academic projects done between August 1st  and October 31st 

February 1st – for academic projects done between November 1st  and January 31st 

May 1st – for academic projects done between February 1st  and April 30th 

August 1st - for academic projects done between May 1st  and July 31st

CUPE Conference Fund

The CUPE Conference Fund reimburses some expenses to a successful applicant (CUPE member) who is a co-author and presenter of the poster or paper presentation. The beginning of any conference taking place during this month, with a minimum of 2 weeks before the conference. Consult  the CUPE Conference Fund website

APTPUO Academic and professional development fund

The purpose of the APTPUO Academic and Professional Development Fund is to promote research and participation in scholarly activities on the part of part-time academic staff (APTPUO members). For conferences, applications must be submitted three months in advance. Consult the APTPUO Academic and Professional Development Fund website
Financial Support from uOttawa

Teaching assistants and research assistants

Most academic units offer teaching and research assistantships (TAs and RAs). Priority for the attribution of these positions is given to University of Ottawa admission scholarship holders. Consult your academic unit Consult your academic unit

Research travel grants

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) recognizes that travel by Master's and PhD students in the pursuit of research for their theses is important. For this purpose, the FGPS will henceforth offer them grants for travel outside the city when circumstances require it. Up to $550 Prior to leaving

Conference travel grants

If you are planning on presenting at a conference, you may be eligible for a travel grant. Up to $550 Prior to leaving
External Financial Support

Provincial financial aid

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All Canadian provinces and territories provide financial aid programs. Depending on your province or territory of residence, you may be able to apply for government student loans and bursaries. These loans are interest-free and remain non-repayable as long as you are a full-time student in an approved post-secondary program. Consult the Government Financial Aid website Consult the Government Financial Aid website

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) 

Find more than 10 funding opportunities on the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) website.  Consult the CFUW website Consult the CFUW website

* The information on this page is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment from the University of Ottawa.

Notice of collection of personal information

Your personal information is collected under the authority of the University of Ottawa Act and is intended to be used for the purposes of and those consistent with the administration and the evaluation of your eligibility for financial aid and/or awards.  By applying and in accepting financial aid and/or awards, you consent to the University of Ottawa disclosing your personal information as set out in this Notice. If you are successful in obtaining financial aid and/or awards, the University may disclose your name, program, faculty, year of study and amount obtained to the donor. The University is also allowed to make this information available publicly by posting it on its website. If you have any questions regarding this collection of personal information, please contact us at relation@uOttawa.ca.

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