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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All students admitted to the Department of Biological Sciences will have secured funding to a minimum level of $23,000 per year.

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

On admission, highly qualified applicants are eligible on a competitive basis for as entrance scholarship award of $3000.

Duration of funding:

  • The first two years of a MSc program
  • The first four years of a PhD program
  • The first four 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.

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Entrance Awards

The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers awards to new students through the annual Entrance Competition. To be eligible, you cannot have started your program prior to taking up the award. Scholarship value: Up to $35,000.

Learn more about applying for this competition