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Student Funding

Post-graduate education is an important investment of time and resources. Ryerson University and the Faculty of Science provides as much assistance as possible to help eligible students. Professional programs are typically self-funded. But the majority of our science programs are research/thesis-based in which domestic students who gain admission are also offered funding packages.

Graduate Fees

Tuition and fees vary by program. For a full list, including details of what the fees include, visit the Office of the Registrar.

Funding for Research-Based Graduate Students

Domestic students accepted into research/thesis based graduate programs are typically offered base funding packages. These vary by program and may be composed of a variety of sources, such as fellowships, scholarships, stipends, and research or teaching assistantships.

Some examples of the major funding sources are listed below. View a google sheetfuller list of available awards and funding, external link for Faculty of Science graduate students.

To find out more about financing your graduate studies, visit the Yeates School of Graduate Studies.

The university offers a number of scholarships, fellowships and awards for graduate students. Some are also offered through individual faculties or donors. Some examples include:

Outside of Ryerson, various organizations, such as federal research funding agencies, the provincial government, corporations and foundations, offer awards and scholarships.

Some examples include:

A Graduate Student Stipend is typically paid by a supervising faculty member to a research trainee.

Graduate students may be offered employment as Research Assistants or Graduate or Teaching Assistants. Roles typically involve research outside of your own studies, or teaching or related duties on behalf of faculty members. Find out more about assistantship positions.

Conferences and other academic events are excellent opportunities for graduate students to present their research, build a professional network and learn about the latest developments in their discipline. Various sources of funding are available to assist with the cost of travel, accommodations and attendance, including:

Supplementary Financial Assistance

Student loans and emergency bursaries may be available through the Student Financial Assistance office.