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Fees and Funding

Learn how to finance your graduate studies and apply for entrance awards.

Financing grad school - what are the costs?

Understanding tuition and fees
Visit UCalgary's Faculty of Graduate studies to learn more about tuition and fees, how to pay, and when to pay.

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View your costs
Visit UCalgary's online calendar to see specific graduate student tuition and general fees costs.

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Students admitted to the Department of Biological Sciences prior to Fall 2022 will have secured funding to a minimum level of $23,000 per year. Students admitted in Fall 2022 and later will have secured funding to a minimum level of $25,000 per year. For additional details please see the Biological Sciences Funding Policy.

All students who do not hold a major scholarship will be funded through a combination of the following sources:

  • Teaching assistantships GA(T)
  • Research assistantship (GA(NT))
  • Supervisor’s funding through a graduate assistantship (Trust)
  • Scholarships

Duration of funding:

  • The first two years of a MSc program
  • The first four years of a PhD program
  • The first five years of a combined MSc switching to a PhD program

Examples of graduate student awards

Graduate Award Competition

Includes Open Doctoral Scholarships, the Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Scholarships, the Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarships, and Special Awards. Scholarship value: Up to $36,000.

Learn more about applying for this competition


Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for over 20 years. 

Learn more about applying for this competition