Tuition, Funding

Information on current tuition amounts, payment deadlines, and payment options can be found on the following pages:

Numerous competitive funding opportunities are available to graduate students in the department. See below for detailed information on eligibility requirements, application procedures, and application deadlines.

A complete funding package typically combines several sources, including awards, teaching assistantships, and direct supervisor support; discuss with your supervisor about what complete package may be available to you.

Computer Science Entrance Awards

The Department of Computer Science offers Entrance Awards to strong incoming graduate students (both Canadian and international). These awards are valued at $7,000 per year for two years for M.Sc. students and $9,000 per year for four years for Ph.D. students.

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University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF)

The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships to strong graduate students (both Canadian and International). These awards are valued at and $14,000 per year for two years for M.Sc. students  and $18,000 per year for four years for Ph.D. students.

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Manitoba Graduate Scholarships

In collaboration with the University of Manitoba, the Government of Manitoba offers Manitoba Graduate Scholarships (MGS) in the amount of $15,000 per year for two years for M.Sc. students and $7,500 per year for four years for Ph.D. students. For Ph.D. students, this award is typically held in conjunction with a UMGF, for a total for $23,500 per year. Students who apply for the UMGF are automatically considered for the MGS; no separate application is required.

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NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships

Canadian students (and official permanent residents) are encouraged to apply for NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships. NSERC graduate fellowships range from $17,500 to $35,000 per year. Top-up scholarships from the University providing an additional $5,000 per year are available.

  • Application deadline: early October, check official site

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International Graduate Student Scholarships

International students who maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher receive the International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship (IGSES, for entrance students) or the International Graduate Student Scholarship (IGSS, for continuing students), each valued at $4000 per year.

  • Information: IGSS, IGSES
  • Application deadline: March 1 (IGSS); new students are automatically considered for the IGSES
  • IGSS application form (continuing students)

Financial Support from Faculty Research Grant

Most faculty members hold research grants from which they may provide financial support to graduate students under their supervision. Specific amounts are determined on an individual basis by each student’s supervisor.

Other Graduate Scholarships and Awards

Please consult the following sources for potential other awards:

Working as a Marker, Teaching Assistant, or Sessional Instructor

Graduate students have the opportunity to work as a marker, teaching assistant, or sessional lecturer at the University of Manitoba to earn additional income. This work is not required for the program.

  • Information: See the human resources website for postings
  • Application deadline: Interested students should begin watching for postings starting July for the Fall term and October for the Winter term.
  • Application form: Completed application forms should be submitted to the main CS office (E2-445)


Various needs-based bursaries are available to graduate students at the University of Manitoba.