Students who meet the 8.0/10 (A-) admission average, are automatically recommended to receive an admission Scholarship.
This scholarship is a payment of $3,000.00 per term, for all terms within the PhD portion of studies (Years 3, 4 and 5).
Thesis supervisors are responsible for providing graduates students under their supervision with the minimum stipend. The amount may be adjusted if students receive an external scholarship.
The stipend is set at a minimum of $19,000.00 per academic year for the PhD portion of the program.
Graduate Excellence Scholarship
The Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will award the Excellence scholarships equivalent to the University of Ottawa tuition fees for the PhD portion of studies, to recipients of major external awards. They are awarded for each year that the external award is held.
For those students who also received an Admission Scholarship, a Graduate Scholarship or an International Scholarship, these will be replaced with the Excellence Scholarship.
Rotations of our students in various laboratories during their summer months before they formally enter the PhD Program full-time have heretofore been financially supported through three “CIHR MD/PhD Program Grants” previously awarded to the Faculty of Medicine.
Medical School Tuition Support
As a result of the increasing financial pressures that the Faculty of Medicine faces in light of recent budgetary constraints at the Province of Ontario level and the federal level (i.e., since the cancellation of future CIHR’s MD/PhD Grant Program support in 2015), we are currently reassessing the extent of monetary tuition support that will be provided during the four years of undergraduate medical school curriculum to each incoming dual degree student after August 2017. We will communicate these changes to our applicants and on our website as soon as possible.
External Financial Support
All students are encouraged to apply for CIHR scholarships and other external scholarships offered to Canadian PhD students. Our students have been successful in obtaining the following awards, as shown in the table below:
INDIVIDUAL AWARD TYPES
NUMBER OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS
(19 Eligible Students in Classes 2010-2015)
CIHR Vanier Scholarships
CIHR Graduate Scholarships
CIHR Doctoral Research Award
CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship