Graduate Finances

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A message from Campus Life & Engagement, the one office dedicated to new McGill students. 


Hello Campus Life & Engage, 


Planning your finances before you embark on your graduate journey at McGill University can be challenging, but it is also very important. To make things easier, we have resources to help you Estimate Your Expenses as well as information about Funding Your Studies.



Graduate Funding


A great resource to learn more about the many provincial, federal, and international funding opportunities is the Graduate Funding websiteincluding a helpful summary of which awards are right for you.


Work Study Program


McGill's Work Study Program offers students access to clerical, technical, library, and other jobs with McGill and some affiliated organizations. Acceptance into the program is based primarily on demonstrated financial need, and you must be receiving the maximum government aid for which you are eligible. Applications open July 1, 2020! Please visit the Work Study Program to learn more about these Eligibility Requirements.



The Frugal Scholar Program


The comprehensive Frugal Scholar Program is designed to help you budget effectively and manage your finances successfully over the course of your degree. Don’t forget to check out the Cheap Sheet for tips on getting affordable (and sometimes even free) food and supplies near campus!


McGill Financial Aid


The Scholarships and Student Aid Office administers an In-Course Financial Aid Program that provides modest amounts of loans and/or bursaries to currently enrolled graduate students in need of supplemental financial assistance. 



We know that preparing for your graduate studies in the current global climate can be a challenging experience. You can find McGill University’s latest updates and resources on the Coronavirus Help and Information webpage, as well as information specific to graduate students in the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies FAQ. We will also update our information about the first-year experience as more information about COVID-19 measures and their impact  become available. We here at Campus Life & Engagement want to reassure you that we are here for you and will do all that we can to support your transition into graduate studies at McGill. As always, if you have any questions about student life, do not hesitate to contact us at


Stay tuned for more emails from Campus Life & Engagement! And remember check out our summer webinar schedule and to be in touch if you ever have any questions. 


Best wishes,


Gilbert Lin

New Student Advisor, Campus Life & Engagement | McGill Student Services


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