Funding Opportunities and Finances


Managing your money and finding funding opportunities

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


Hi Campus Life & Engage!


There are so many ways to make the most of your budget, and McGill has resources to help you manage your money effectively! Beyond those, we're also sharing info on additional funding opportunities available to graduate students. Find out more in the GradLife Orientation Finances module, available through myCourses!



Take Note!


Read on for important fee deadlines and information on additional sources of graduate funding!


1️⃣ Fees and payments are handled by Student Accounts.

Fall tuition payment deadline: August 31, 2021

Winter tuition payment deadline: January 5th, 2022


2️⃣ Graduate funding comes in two forms:

Internal: awarded by McGill, generally as part of your offer of admission.

External: awarded by outside agencies such as the provincial and federal governments, for which you must apply.


For more details on the awards and funding opportunities available to graduate students, please visit the Funding section of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website or the Career Planning Service's page on external scholarships!


3️⃣ Students may also be eligible for departmental awards and fellowships. For more information on the funding that you were offered, or departmental funding and opportunities in general, please communicate directly with your Graduate Program Coordinator.

Learn About!


Learn how to make the most of your budget by checking out the Frugal Scholar Program, a toolkit created by Scholarships and Student Aid with students, for students. The Frugal Scholar Program includes tips and budget worksheets to help you understand your costs and live for less!



⛱️ Look forward to our upcoming Summer Socials, where you can meet other incoming and returning graduate students!

  • Faculty Intro - Music (open to students in Music) June 7th at 10am EDT
  • Virtual Tour of Campus June 9th at 10am EDT
  • Faculty Intro - Science (open to students in Science) - June 14th at 10am EDT
  • Martlet Mixer (open to all incoming students) June 14th at 11am EDT

✅ Don’t forget to join the 2021/22 Graduate Entering Class Facebook Group to connect with your peers!




Planning on working while at McGill? Looking to learn more about your legal rights as an employee here in Quebec? Check out one of the upcoming Know Your (Legal and Student) Rights webinars presented by the Legal Information Clinic at McGill!

  • Friday, June 18 at 2 pm EDT
  • Friday, July 16, at 10 am EDT

Next week, we'll be emailing with information about on and off campus housing! As always, if you have any general questions about your first year at McGill, email!


If you have questions about your government financial aid or McGill Financial Aid, please email




Gilbert Lin

Manager, Orientation & Student Engagement | Campus Life & Engagement | McGill Student Services


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