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Financial Aid, Scholarships and Assistantships

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Internal Sources of Funding

Applicants are automatically considered for Ryerson Graduate Funding when they apply to the program. Applicants will also be invited to apply for the Ted Rogers Graduate Entrance Scholarship and the Ted Rogers Graduate Entrance Awards during the summer prior to the start of their studies. The application forms will be distributed via email from the Program Administrator.

When you are accepted into a Ryerson graduate program, your offer of admission will set out the financial obligations for both you and the university. More funding opportunities may become available during the summer before you start your studies and you will be notified by email.

You may be offered financial support, for a part of or for the full duration of your tenure in the program, in the form of scholarships, awards, stipends, bursaries or assistantships. An offer of funding will state the amount of funding, duration of funding, conditions for renewal (if any), terms of continued funding and other relevant details. You must agree to the terms of the admission offer and funding arrangements prior to enrolment in your program.

Research Assistants

Research Assistant (RA) employment is available to students assisting Principal Investigators in conducting research activities not related to their studies. The minimum rate of pay is defined by the Granting Council (SSHRC, external link, opens in new window, NSERC, external link, opens in new window, CIHR, external link, opens in new window) or organization/institution who is providing funds to the Principal Investigator.

Graduate (Teaching) Assistant

Graduate Assistants (GA’s) must be a Ryerson Graduate Student enrolled on a full-time basis, appointed to assist with teaching or related duties. Such students shall be Ryerson students, enrolled in the University’s Master’s or PhD programs. Employment opportunities may be offered by departments or schools. The first year Master's students at TRSM get the priority for GA positions associated with courses in the Ted Rogers School of Management. Available contracts vary in length and requirements and you are able to work up to 130 hours per term. These positions earn $44.49 per hour (2018-2019). Full-time graduate students can be employed for a maximum of 10 hours per week. Students may be offered GA positions by their program, and/or the positions will be posted on the HR website. Select the Graduate Assistant in Ryerson Careers job board for current postings.

For further information on Graduate Student Employment and financial options, visit the Graduate Funding page.

External Sources of Funding

Applicants are encouraged to conduct research on external organizations that may offer scholarships or bursaries. There are many scholarships and bursaries available to Graduate students via external organizations.

We encourage you to apply for external scholarship and award programs for which you are eligible. Many of the MScM students in the past have won funding from CIHR, SSHRC, NSERC, and OGS (adjudicated by the program in early spring).

Government Loans

All Graduate Programs at the Ted Rogers School of Management are accredited by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Upon acceptance to one of these programs, students may apply for a government student loan. For more information on how to apply for a government student loan, please visit the OSAP website, external link, opens in new window.

Ted Rogers School Entrance Scholarship & Awards

Thanks to a $15 million donation from Ted and Loretta Rogers, each year the Ted Rogers School of Management issues a total of 24 Graduate Entrance Scholarships and Awards worth up to $20,000 each.

Ted Rogers School Graduate Entrance Scholarship

The criteria for a Ted Rogers Graduate Entrance Scholarship is based solely on demonstrated academic excellence. This scholarship is open to full-time and part-time domestic applicants and full-time international applicants. Please indicate your interest in being considered for this scholarship when applying to the program on your application form. Scholarships are worth up to $20,000 each for full-time and up to $5,000 each for part-time candidates.

Ted Rogers School Graduate Entrance Award

The criteria for a Ted Rogers Graduate Entrance Award include academic excellence, extracurricular/community involvement, and financial need. Successful applicants (domestic students only) to the program will receive an application from the administrator before the start of the studies.

For a comprehensive list of external funding opportunities for graduate students, please visit Financing Your Studies page.

The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration

First ever CERC awarded to Ryerson University

The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration is the first ever CERC awarded to Ryerson University, building on the university’s strengths and commitments in the area of immigration and settlement studies.

CERC Migration, led by Professor Anna Triandafyllidou, is producing innovative and usable knowledge on the links between migration and post-migration processes, forced and voluntary mobility, internal and international migration, and the role of countries of origin and transit. The Canada Excellence Research Chair offers stipends to full time MA and PhD students who are studying at Ryerson University on a migration and/or migrant integration-related topic.

Funding Amount:
Masters: up to $10,000 (top-ups for students with external funding are available on a case by case basis, up to $5000). Available to first or second year MA students.

New deadline: February 1, 2021