Graduate Stipends and Scholarships

Physiology and Pharmacology Graduate Program


1.  Stipends. The policy of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology is that all qualifying MSc and PhD students receive an annual stipend for the duration of the residency period of their graduate degree program (see Section 2, below). The stipend for students with no external awards, and within the normal duration of their graduate program, is composed of funds from the supervisor’s research grants together with a scholarship from the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS).  Note that only full-time students who meet the conditions for progression towards their degree, as established by the Physiology and Pharmacology Graduate Program, are eligible for SGPS financial support.

Residency Category Program Minimum Stipend
Domestic MSc $18,000
International MSc $25,800
Domestic PhD $30,000
International PhD $30,000

2.  Duration of stipend support. Provided they remain in good standing, students are guaranteed funding only during the normal residency period of their degree program. Normal program residency duration times are 6 terms for MSc students, 12 terms for PhD students, and 15 terms for direct-entry PhD students or for students who transfer from the MSc to the PhD program.


Additional financial support can be obtained through scholarships. A comprehensive listing of scholarship opportunities can be found on The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.