McMaster University

McMaster University

Financial Information

The School of Graduate Studies posts tuition and fee information at:

Tuition Fees - Graduate Studies

The standard level of support offered to Canadian PhD students in the Health Policy Program is currently $21,000 per year. International students should contact the program for current information on financial support.

Information on the types and terms of financial support for graduate students is available at:

Student Financial Aid and Scholarships - Government Student Aid OSAP

Part-time enrollment is not an option for this PhD program.

Support for graduate students frequently includes stipends from the supervisors’ current research grants.  This possibility should be discussed with prospective supervisors. Other sources of support include teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and internal or external scholarships. Employment conditions for Teaching Assistants are outlined in the collective agreement between McMaster University and the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

Major Scholarships and Awards overseen by McMaster University School of Graduate Studies

In addition to internal University support, students enrolled in the Health Policy PhD program are expected to investigate opportunities and apply for external awards from the following agencies in particular:

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR-IRSC)

Additional information on awards, forms and templates available to McMaster University students can be found at:

  • Health Research Services (HRS)
  • Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS)


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