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Graduate fees and funding

Before starting your grad program, make sure you understand your tuition and general fees, and learn about available funding.

Fee information

For more details and the most accurate information about graduate tuition and fees, go to the Academic Calendar.


Financing grad school

Before starting your graduate program, make sure you understand your tuition and general fees, and learn which awards you are eligible for.

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Masters students

MA and MMus students normally receive a minimum of $10,000 annually for the first two years of enrolment.

PhD students

Domestic students pursuing a PhD will receive Music Division funding in the first four years of their program in the amount of a minimum of $22,000 per year. International PhD students will receive a minimum of $24,000 for the first four years of their program.

Funding and assistantships

Awards scholarships

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) administers a wide variety of internal and external awards for graduate students. 

Also check with our Graduate Program Administrator for program-specific awards.

Learn more about awards

Graduate assistantships (teaching/non-teaching)

  • Graduate Assistantships (Teaching) assist with the instructional responsibilities of the division.
  • Graduate Assistantships (Non-Teaching) assist the division and/or professors with non-teaching responsibilities (e.g., research for a faculty member, paid out of operating funds).

No more than the equivalent of twelve hours of work per week may be required of Graduate Assistants. Regulations governing terms of employment for Graduate Assistantships (Teaching, Non-Teaching) are covered by the below agreement.

Learn more

Music grad students

View Music grad funding policy

Scholarships and awards

Scholarships and awards

Learn more about scholarships and awards available to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Student loans

Student loans

If you're a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person or American citizen, you can apply for a student loan.

Working during grad school?

Working during grad school?

Have a competing award or assistantship? The Faculty of Graduate Studies can help explain the rules and regulations concerning awards, grants and assistantships graduate students are eligible to receive.