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Financial Matters

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From scholarships to assistantships and external awards, the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) offers many options to help you fund your graduate education. The Yeates School of Graduate Studies’ Financing Your Studies page also offers a wide range of information—it’s your go-to resource for everything you need to know about your financial options and opportunities.

FEAS Graduate Scholarship

At $5,000, the FEAS Graduate Scholarship for international PhD students serves to offset the differential between international and domestic tuition. Students are automatically considered at the time of admission, so no application is required. Renewal of the award is contingent on research progress and availability of funds.

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Esch Awards

Have an idea for a product or technology, but lack the funds to make it a reality? Explore what the Norman Esch Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards have to offer. Exclusive to current FEAS students, the Esch Awards provide financial assistance in support of initial ideation, development, and the final market-readiness phases of entrepreneurial endeavours.

FEAS Graduate Studies Travel Fund

A grant of up to $1,000 per academic year, the program benefits full-time graduate students who present their research at a regional, national or international conference, or an equivalent academic event related to the program of study. The fund intends to cover the cost of related transportation, accommodation, meals and/or registration fees. For eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit Graduate Student Funds.

FEAS Indigenous Graduate Student Support Fund

Providing financial assistance of $5,000 for the academic year, the fund is aimed at supporting an outstanding full-time graduate student who identifies as an Indigenous person in Canada, including First Nations, Métis or Inuit. For more information on selection criteria and how to apply, visit Graduate Student Funds.

FEAS Fellowship for Double Degree

If you choose to obtain your double degree with Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HsKA), you may qualify for one of four $9,000 fellowships from FEAS. For more information, visit FEAS’s International Double Degree page.

Stalin Boctor Award

Valued at $4000, the Stalin Boctor Graduating Student Award is given to a full-time FEAS master’s student who has demonstrated financial need, as well as academic excellence in their fourth year of undergraduate studies. Applications for the award will open in fall 2020. Application guidelines will become available closer to this date.

CUPE Funds

For current members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE-3), such as graduate assistants, teaching assistants and lab monitors, two sources of funds are available: the $150 PDF fileUnit 3 General Assistance Fund, external link and the $350 PDF fileUnit 3 Health Spending Account and Enrollment Claim Benefit, external link.

RSU Graduate Travel Grant

The travel grant program is intended to assist graduate students with costs associated with travel, accommodations, and conference registration related to academic work. The grant available per student is a maximum of $500. Find out if you qualify and how to apply via the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU), external link.