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.


  • Variable

How to Apply

Timeline and Deadlines

  • Application will open beginning of the first month of each new term (September, January, May)
  • Application will close end of the first month of each new term (September, January, May)


  • Graduate bursaries are targeted towards students registered in certain 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)
    • Orthodontics
    • 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 unmet 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 for 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.