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:
- Admission scholarships, excellence scholarships and travel grants sponsored by the Telfer School
- Grants and research contracts that enable our professors to hire research assistants
- Teaching and research assistantships sponsored by the Telfer School
- Scholarships for international students funded by the University of Ottawa
- Excellence Scholarships provided by organizations such as Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Canadian Institutes of Health Research
- Financing alternatives such as the Credit Line Program and the Lifelong Learning Plan
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 Management.
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 Management program at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa; 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.
John de la Mothe MBA/MSc Admission Scholarship
1 scholarship of $2,000
The applicant must be registered as a full-time student in the MBA program or first year of the MSc program at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa; demonstrate academic excellence (an average of at least B+); and demonstrate his/her interest in the field of innovation, science and/or technology.
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 are available to help defray the costs of attending or presenting at a research-related conference. $1,000 once in the program.
- If you are presenting at a conference, there is additional funding available from the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
- 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
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.
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 Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.
Click here for a list of external scholarships and their application deadlines, of which the University of Ottawa supports.
Here is a list of websites that provide additional external scholarship and award opportunities:
- Programme canadien de bourses de la Francophonie
- Canadian and International Scholarship Programs
- Paras Education Foundation
- Institute of International Education
- American Association of University Women
- The Association of Commonwealth Universities
- Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
- NAFSA: Association of International Educators
- TOEFL® Scholarship Program (candidates residing in China, India, Japan, Korea or Taiwan)
Scholarships for International Students
It is not necessary to apply as students' files will be considered automatically. The admission application must be received by January 15. These scholarships are for two years at the master's level. A minimum CGPA of 8.0 / 10 (A-) is required.
This award includes:
- Tuition fees (approx. $15,000);
- Assistantships (or soft-funded scholarships) worth at least $7,500 per year.
Differential International Scholarships
This award reduces your tuition fee to that of a Canadian student. They include:
- Tuition fees worth at least $7,500/year (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
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.
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: www.canlearn.ca
For Ontario residents: osap.gov.on.ca
For Quebec residents: www.afe.gouv.qc.ca
Other Provinces and territories:
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland & Labrador
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
Credit Line ProgramTo find out about other financing solutions please visit the following Websites:
- Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
- Bank of Montreal (BMO)
- TD Canada Trust
- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
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.
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