Fees & Funding
The Faculty of Grad Studies provides excellent information on the costs of going to grad school and ways to finance your education.
Graduate Nursing Students are encouraged to submit an application to the Program Recommended Awards.
Awards are available to students enrolled in full-time studies unless otherwise indicated in the Terms of Reference. Applications open February each year, with a closing date on or about the middle of March. The PRAs are disbursed in the Fall term.
Graduate Award Competition (GAC)
The online application for the Graduate Awards Competition (GAC) opens on November 1. The deadline for applications to be received by the Faculty of Nursing is January 15 of the following year for the Killam, Open Doctoral and Entrance Awards.
The deadline for Special Awards and Bursaries is February 1.
FGS Travel Awards
FGS Travel Awards Travel awards are available to students who are presenting their work or research at major national and/or international conferences. Students may apply for one award at the master’s level and one award at the doctoral level.
Doctoral (PhD) Funding
Graduate Programs in Nursing offers Doctoral (PhD) students funding opportunities during the first four years of their program.
Other Sources of Funding
Graduate Assistantship Teaching (GAT)
Graduate Assistant Teaching (GAT) Position designed to facilitate a graduate student’s development of academic experience by assisting with the instructional responsibilities of departments - including teaching or instructional service, lecturing assistance, laboratory supervision, being available for office hours, grading assignments, providing tutorial direction, and assisting in the preparation of demonstration and instructional aids.
Graduate Assistant Research (GAR)
Graduate Assistant Research Position designed to facilitate a graduate student's development of academic experience by assisting with a research project, not directly related to the student's area of study. The duties may include collecting research data, interviewing research subjects, conducting bibliographic work, performing general research services, and carrying out academic projects.
Graduate Student Association (GSA)
The GSA provides financial support to graduate students and distributes more than $200,000 worth of awards, bursaries, grants, and Quality Money every year. Take advantage of these opportunities for any student initiatives, financial strain, or professional development.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies encourages indigenous students to pursue graduate education by offering awards specifically for indigenous students.