Financial Support

Graduate student stipends will be provided following the current practices in the existing graduate programs of the Faculty of Engineering and Health Sciences. Stipends will consist of some combination of (1) research supervisor grant funds (2) allocations of scholarship funds from the School of Graduate Studies based on enrollment in the programs (3) TA placements based on availability of resources and need. The TA work will be performed where the students’ undergraduate and graduate backgrounds can be utilized.

Students are encouraged to apply for relevant external scholarships including NSERC, CIHR, OGS, and OGSST.

For students without external scholarship, typical stipends in the School of Biomedical Engineering are in the $19,500 to $20,500 range. Ph.D. students at McMaster are guaranteed a total support package of at least $20,500 per year for four years. Students with external scholarships typically are eligible to receive TA support and a School of Graduate Studies Scholarship allocation. They may also receive additional support from research grants at the discretion of the supervisor. Visa students normally receive a tuition bursary which covers the visa student/Canadian student fee differential.

McMaster University puts time limits on funding that are normally 24 months for Masters’ students and 4 years for Ph.D. students. Funding beyond these limits is normally from research grants at the discretion of the supervisor.

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