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Funding Options

Ryerson Staff offering funding support to student

From scholarships to assistantships and external awards, we offer many options to help you fund your graduate education. Personal assistance is also available for scholarship and grant applications; email feasgrad@ryerson.ca for more information.

Funding offered to PhD students is for up to four years, and is renewable annually based on your academic performance and availability of funds. For the academic year, we will offer you a funding package valued at the level of your tuition plus at least $15,000 in additional funding and/or employment, which will be equally distributed per each term. Your total funding (including tuition coverage and the additional funding/employment) may include one, or a combination, of the following:  

  1. A research stipend from your supervisor(s), renewable annually based on your academic and research performance.
  2. A Ryerson scholarship package, applied directly towards your tuition, that includes one or a combination of Ryerson Graduate FellowshipGraduate Development Award, and/or Ryerson International Student Scholarship. This package may also include a FEAS Graduate Scholarship ($5,000).
  3. teaching/graduate assistantship (TA/GA), which is a paid position with terms of employment that will be consistent with the collective agreements between Ryerson and its employee groups. You will be informed of these job postings by August and will need to apply.
  4. A research assistantship position, which are filled by faculty on a short or long-term contract.

Funding offered to MASc students is for up to two years, and is renewable annually based on your academic performance and availability of funds. For the academic year, we will offer you a funding package valued at the level of your tuition plus at least $10,000 in additional funding and/or employment, which will be equally distributed per each term. Your total funding (including tuition coverage and the additional funding/employment) may include one, or a combination, of the following:  

  1. A research stipend from your supervisor(s), renewable annually based on your academic and research performance.
  2. A Ryerson scholarship package, applied directly towards your tuition, that includes one or a combination of Ryerson Graduate Fellowship, Graduate Development Award, and/or Ryerson International Student Scholarship.
  3. A teaching/graduate assistantship (TA/GA), which is a paid position with terms of employment that will be consistent with the collective agreements between Ryerson and its employee groups. You will be informed of these job postings by August and will need to apply.
  4. A research assistantship position, which are filled by faculty on a short or long-term contract.

Students in the MEng program do not receive a stipend but may be eligible for other funding options. Visit the Scholarships & Awards page for more information.

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.

Two students looking at award options

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.

Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship

Valued at $30,000 per year over four academic years, the IBET Momentum Fellowship provides financial assistance for up to two full-time FEAS PhD students who self-identify as Indigenous or Black. For more information on the selection criteria and how to apply, visit the IBET Momentum Fellowship page.

The Honourable George W. Vari Friendship Awards

Valued at $5,000 each, four awards are available annually to full-time FEAS graduate students. Applicants must demonstrate civic leadership in engineering, innovation or diversity. A fourth award may be offered to a runner-up student selected from the pool of applicants within the same academic year. For more information on selection criteria and how to apply, visit the Honourable George W. Vari Friendship Awards page.

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 $4,000, 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. For more information on selection criteria and how to apply, visit the Stalin Boctor Award page.

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 Unit 3 General Assistance Fund, external link and the $350 Unit 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.