Graduate Funding

Overview

We offer competitive funding packages to help meet the financial needs of our graduate students.  Our funding model is comprised of a fellowship amount and salary amounts from working as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant.   For additional funding, we recommended applying for scholarships and awards.  Please visit Faculty of Graduate Studies – Funding and Awards for more information on scholarship and award opportunities.

For graduate students who started in the 2016-2017 academic year and who received funding support from York, the funding packages were as follows:

  • Full-time master’s domestic students received $55,500* for 6 terms (2 years) and after paying tuition, the net annual pay per year was approximately $17,000*.
  • Full-time master’s international students received $77,500* for 6 terms (2 years) and after paying tuition, the net annual pay per year was approximately $17,000*.
  • Full-time doctoral domestic students received $23,550* per year and after paying tuition, the net annual pay per year was approximately $18,000*.
  • Full-time doctoral international students received $37,650* per year and after paying tuition, the net annual pay per year was approximately $18,000*.

Funding is contingent on continuous registration as a full-time student, continued satisfactory academic performance, and fulfillment of any funding-related employment obligations.

*Amounts are subject to change in future years.

1. Funding Components

Each student in the Civil Engineering Department will normally receive funding for Teaching Assistantship and Research Assistantship as well as a standard Fellowship.

Teaching Assistantship: The graduate students at the department play a key role in undergraduate education by assisting the course directors in many aspects of teaching from lecturing to delivering labs and tutorials, to grading assignments and exams, to ensuring that the course is following the accreditation guidelines of the
Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board

Research Assistantship: Research is a fundamental component of students’ life at our department and students receive a portion of their salary because of being engaged in research activities.
Lassonde School of Engineering Scholarship: The faculty provides a standard scholarship to each student who gets admitted to the Department of Civil Engineering. No separate application is required and all applying students are automatically considered for this scholarship.

2. Scholarships and Awards Requiring Application

The Government of Canada’s research agencies and funded partners—the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Mitacs—promote innovation in research and reward academic excellence by offering a number of valuable and prestigious scholarships and awards. National foundations, created to honour the legacy of great Canadians, also offer major scholarship and fellowship programs which aim to support and enhance the research, innovation, and leadership of top emerging scholars from around the world who have chosen to pursue their graduate studies in Canada.

3. Funding FAQ

If you still have questions more information is available here.