Tuition, Fees & Funding

PhD Tuition

PhD tuition fees for 2019-20 is $7,850.90 for domestic students and $8,486.90 for international students (plus UHIP for international students).

For a full breakdown of the fees, please take a look at:

PhD Funding

We have guaranteed funding for four years at the doctoral level. Current funding guarantee for doctoral students is $25,490.00 (per year). Funding is comprised of income from scholarships/fellowships, departmental support and income earned as a teaching assistant.

It should be noted that international students are not usually eligible to apply for external awards and should in all cases apply for whatever funding is available to them in their home country.

Requirements for Funding

Students must be in good standing and be making progress towards completion of their degree in order to receive the graduate funding.

In all cases, graduate students will not receive any less than the minimum funding guarantee unless they waive a portion of the income.

External Awards

In cases where students in the funded cohort receive an external, competitively reviewed award valued at or over $15,000 per annum (e.g., OGS, SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR) that award will stand in lieu of the stipend portion of the funding package from the Department. The Department will, to acknowledge the excellence of award recipients, offer a top-up equivalent to 15% of the award value (to PhD students) each year that they hold the external award and remain in the funded cohort. These students continue to be eligible to work as a teaching or research assistants if they wish to.