PhD Annual Stipend

As a Medical Biophysics PhD student, you will receive a take-home stipend of $16,400/year ($1,366.66/month)  to assist with your living expenses. Students with a minimum graduate admission average of 78% (as determined by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies) will receive a WGRS (Western Graduate Research Scholarship) currently worth $4,500/year ($1,500/term) to offset a portion of their tuition costs. In order for a PhD student to maintain WGRS eligibility, s/he must maintain a minimum 80% average throughout his/her studies. 

Your graduate supervisor will cover the remaining annual tuition owed on a per term basis in addition to your stipend ($16,400/year) for living expenses. In order for a PhD student to maintain WGRS eligibility, s/he must maintain a minimum 80% average throughout his/her studies. 

Stipend Guarantee for the Length of Time To Complete A PhD Degree Under The Following Conditions:

  • If you are entering our PhD program after completing a MSc degree, your basic stipend is guaranteed for 4 years which is the time required to complete a PhD degree.
  • If you are directly entering our PhD program after completing a Bachelor’s degree, your basic stipend is guaranteed for 5 years.
  • If you reclassify from a MSc degree in our program to a PhD degree, your basic stipend is guaranteed for 5 years from your initial registration date as a MSc student.