Description: Annually, the University of Manitoba offers over $2 million in graduate fellowships to support full-time Master’s and Ph.D. students in their pursuit of academic excellence. These fellowships are designed to recognize and assist students who have displayed exceptional intellectual prowess and academic achievements.
Application Deadline: Applicants can submit their applications at any time.
Eligible Students: Both domestic and international students can apply for this scholarship program.
Academic Levels: This scholarship is available for graduate students pursuing Master’s and Ph.D. degrees.
Fields of Study: All academic fields are eligible for this scholarship, with the exception of pre-Master’s, occasional students, MBA, MFin, and MSCM programs.
Scholarship Amount: Elighible applicants will receive $14,000 for Master’s programs and $18,000 for Ph.D. programs.
- Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll as full-time students in a research-based Master’s or Ph.D. program within the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba. Note that certain programs, such as pre-Master’s, Occasional students, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Finance (MFin), and Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM), are ineligible for the UMGF due to the absence of a research/thesis component.
- A minimum admission grade point average of 3.00 is required based on admission to the current graduate program. Some departments may stipulate a higher GPA for eligibility.
- Applicants should exhibit significant promise as both researchers and graduate students.
- Eligibility is contingent upon admission to or registration in a program that qualifies for tri-council graduate student awards.
- UMGFs may be awarded in full or in part for the initial two years of a Master’s program (calculated from the date of admission) and for the first four years of a Ph.D. program (calculated from the date of admission). To determine the duration spent in a graduate program, two years of part-time study will be considered equivalent to one year of full-time study, applicable to both Master’s and Ph.D. levels.
- In the event of transferring from a Master’s program to a Ph.D. program without completing the Master’s degree, the coursework completed in the Master’s program would typically become part of the Ph.D. program. Consequently, the time spent in the Master’s program would be factored into the Ph.D. program.
- Throughout the tenure of the award, recipients are expected to maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 and are ineligible for any grades lower than C+ (including AX courses).