GRADUATE STUDENT FUNDING AT SCHULICH
The University of Calgary is committed to meeting the funding needs of its Master's and PhD students. All full-time MSc and PhD students in the Schulich School of Engineering have guaranteed funding once admitted. Follow the steps below to find out more about securing adequate funding for your graduate program.
1) Contact your program of interest directly as they will be able to provide you with details about program specific awards or stipends available.
2) Search the Graduate Awards Database. The database allows you to search for awards offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Calgary and by external sources.
3) Investigate other funding opportunities.
University of Calgary Graduate Scholarships
The U of C offers a number of graduate scholarships to incoming and currently registered students. Generally, these awards are available to students who are registered full-time in a thesis-based program. Some awards, including the prestigious Killam Predoctoral Scholarships, are distributed through the Open Scholarship Competition, an annual competiton for a large number of internal awards. Students interested in the Open Scholarship Competiton should contact their program of interest directly. Graduate bursaries are also available to students with demonstrated financial need.
Graduate Assistantship (Teaching) recipients assist with the instructional responsibilities of the department. Graduate Assistantships (Non-Teaching) recipients assist departs and/or professors with non-teaching responsibilites, like research. Graduate Assistantships (Trust) are funded from the research support accounts held in trust for university staff who select and recommend graduate students for such appointments; the stipends vary. This type of support must be arranged between graduate students and their prospective supervisors directly.
External awards are offered by government, industry, and international, national and provincial organizations.