The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs offers a rigorous multidisciplinary curriculum, which combines the study of international affairs and domestic policy-making.
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Within the Faculty of Social Sciences' Student Hub, find information on scholarships, research grants and assistantship positions offered to graduate students.
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Graduate scholarships

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs' students can apply to the following scholarships:

Also, as a Faculty of Social Sciences undergraduate and/or graduate student, you have access to faculty-wide scholarships, regardless of your program of study.

For a complete list, go to the uOttawa Online Scholarships and Bursaries Portal.

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Teaching and research assistantships

The Graduate School of Public and International Studies offer research assistantships and teaching positions throughout the school year.

All postings are available on the school's website and the bulletin board located in front of the local secretariat FSS 6005.

  • It is possible for students to submit their applications for assistantship positions in other schools / departments of the University of Ottawa.
  • The application form must be submitted to the school office FSS 6005, accompanied by a curriculum vitae.
  • Students enrolled in a graduate program full-time may be employed, either within or outside the University, provided that the number of required hours does not exceed ten hours per week on average (with a maximum of 170 hours in one session).

Assistantship positions are governed by the collective agreement of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).


Contact us

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Faculty of Social Sciences
120 University Private
Social Sciences Building
Room 6005
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5689

[email protected]

Office hours

Monday to Friday
8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 3:30 p.m.)


Please note our services and our personnel are available by MS Teams and by email.

The Social Sciences (FSS) and Vanier (VNR) buildings are open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.