Graduate students receive financial support from a variety of sources. The University, on a competitive basis, awards scholarships. Graduate scholarships awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, etc., are tenable in the Department. The Department employs graduate students not supported by scholarships as teaching assistants or by research supervisors as research assistants. There is no citizenship requirement for teaching assistantships or research assistantships. At the present time, all PhD students in good academic standing are supported at a minimum of $21,000/year with tuition covered for up to 5 years. Master students are supported at a minimum of $20,000/year with tuition support for up to 3 years. Supported research assistants and national scholarships are supplemented. The exact values are reviewed periodically.
A complete list of Graduate Student Awards is available on the Graduate Studies website. The Graduate Program Coordinator will also send updates and reminders to current students via the Microbiology and Immunology email list.