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Awards and Financial Support

Awards and Financial Support


Generous Awards and Financial Support

Our students have access to a wide range of awards, scholarships and other means of financial support such as:

Vital assistance for student researchers

The Telfer School’s Research Office is an ideal source for further information on available funding sources, and for professional-development opportunities that are open to you.

The Research Office also organizes events tailored to meet the specific needs of research students, and helps students prepare applications for research grants and scholarships, and statements related to research ethics.

Get the support you need. Choose the Telfer Master of Science in Health Systems.

Admission and Excellence Scholarships and Travel Grants

Telfer Admission Scholarship

MSc Program (no application required)
Scholarships for $5,000

The applicant must be registered as a full-time student (foreign, Canadian citizen or permanent resident) in the MSc in Health Systems program at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa; have an admission average of 8.0 / 10 or higher and outstanding potential based on the review of candidate research interest and motivation.

Telfer School Research Grant (SMRG)

The value of the grant is a maximum of $4,000 for a duration of up to 1.5 years.

The applicant must be registered as full-time student in a research-based graduate program offered by the Telfer School of Management and be supervised by a member of the Telfer faculty. The research must lead to a thesis.

For complete details on how to apply click here.

University of Ottawa Scholarships

Learn about potential funding from the University of Ottawa for the whole duration of your program.

Promissory Notes: Full-time graduate students holding assistantships at the University of Ottawa may get their tuition fees and other University of Ottawa expenses completely or partially deducted from their salaries, interest-free. Students are encouraged not to wait for an invoice from the University to make this financial arrangement, but rather to complete a promissory note available at the Awards Office (HGN 104) 24 hours after registration, and to bring all current, duly completed contracts with them.

Travel Grants

Research Fund

  • Available once during the program, to a maximum of $2000.
  • Provides reimbursement for some research-related expenses
  • Examples: transcription and translation costs, software licenses and training, travel for research purposes, etc. 
  • The Research Office offers assistance with your application and presents it to the Scholarship Committees

External Bursaries

Professors holding grants or research contracts often use these funds to hire research assistants to help them in their research work. Furthermore, professors can award stipends to students who are under their supervision.

External Scholarships

Many external organizations offer a variety of scholarships and awards to Canadian and international students. To learn more about the application process and the terms of these awards, visit the Faculty of Post Doctoral Studies (FGPS) website.

Click here for a list of external scholarships and their application deadlines, of which the University of Ottawa support.

Here is a list of websites that provide additional external scholarship and award opportunities:

Scholarships for International Students

There are two types of highly competitive scholarships. They are all based on an excellent academic record. It is not necessary to apply as students' files will be considered automatically. The admission application must be received by February 15. These scholarships are for two years at the master's level. A minimum CGPA of 8.0 / 10 is required.

Full International Scholarships

This award includes:

  • Tuition fees (approx. $7,500);
  • Assistantships (or soft-funded scholarships).

Differential International Scholarships

This award reduces your tuition fee to that of a Canadian student.They include:

  • Tuition fees ( you must pay the equivalent of the Canadian fees);
  • Assistantships (or soft-funded scholarships).

For more information, please visit the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Note: Merit based scholarships above and beyond what is already outlined here are available for up to $10,000.  All applicants will be automatically considered for these awards.

Teaching and Research Assistantships

Opportunities at the Telfer School of Management

The Telfer School of Management offers teaching and research assistantships, with priority given to those students who qualify for an admission scholarship. However, all Master's students may apply for Telfer School of Management teaching assistantships and their chances of obtaining a position are very good, given the needs of the Telfer School of Management. In order to receive a teaching assistantship, the candidate must possess the qualifications required by the position.
The Telfer School of Management’s teaching and research assistantships and markers postings are normally available as of July 1st for fall courses, November 1st for winter courses and April 1st for spring/summer courses.

For complete details on how to apply and what positions are available at the Telfer School of Management at this time click here

Opportunities at the University of Ottawa

There may be opportunities for employment in other faculties or departments depending on the qualifications of the applicants.

Postings of available positions for students at the University of Ottawa

Additional Information

  • Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants (FGPS)
  • Handbook for Professors and Teaching Assistants (TLSS)

Financing Alternatives

Student Financial Assistance, including loans and grants, are available to eligible students through provincial, territorial and federal governments.

To learn more about government student loans visit:

For Ontario residents:

For Quebec residents:

Other Provinces and territories:

Credit Line Program

To find out about financing solutions please visit the following Websites:

Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP)

The Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) allows individuals to withdraw funds up to $10,000 a year, tax free, to a maximum of $20,000 from their Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to finance training or education for themselves or their spouse or common-law partner.

Participants must start to make repayments two years after their last eligible withdrawal, or five years after the first withdrawal, depending on which due date comes first.

Amounts withdrawn must be repaid within 10 years.

General Inquiries: 1-800-959-8281