Graduate Bursary Assistance
Bursaries are non-repayable, taxable grants issued to students who demonstrate financial need. They supplement other sources of funding such as OSAP, the student's own resources and/or those of the parents/spouse.
How to Apply: Online application
Timelines and Deadlines
- Application will open beginning of first month of each new term (September, January, May)
- Application will close end of first month of each new term (September, January, May)
Graduate bursaries are targeted towards students registered in certain Category II programs:
- Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (M.Eng.)
- Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.Eng.)
- Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Design and Manufacturing Engineering (M.Eng.)
- Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.Eng.)
- Environment and Sustainability (M.E.S.)
- Family Medicine (M.Cl.Sc.)
- Journalism and Communication (M.M.J.C)
- Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.)
- Mechanical and Materials Engineering (M.Eng.)
- Nuclear Engineering (M.Eng.)
- Nursing (M.N. Nurse Practitioner)
- Occupational Therapy
- Pathology Assistant (M.Cl.Sc.)
- Physical Therapy
- Public Administration
The bursaries contribute towards the differential between Category I and Category II tuition fees for those students demonstrating un-met financial need through an OSAP-type needs-assessment.
- Must be in an eligible Category II graduate program (see above)
- Must have been assessed with the maximum government student loan amounts (OSAP) and have unmet need under the assessment AND negotiate the loans
- You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to apply
- Must apply for government student loans* (e.g. OSAP)
*If you are not eligible for government student loans, but meet the residency requirements, then please complete the application and Student Financial Aid will contact you if additional information is required.
All information updated March 11, 2015.