Graduate Assistantship (teaching/non-teaching)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: No Deadline

Amount: 3,600

Student Status: Full Time

Type: Internal


  • Canadian
  • International
  • Permanent Resident


  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Science

The School of Graduate Studies pays the Graduate Assistantship (GA) on the condition that the student fulfills reasonable assistantship duties, which are assigned by the relevant Faculty, and conform to the tenets of the GSA Collective Agreement.

This funding opportunity is available for new applications for admission received on any of our admission deadlines.


  • Full assistantship of $3,600 for 120 hours assigned work in a single semester
  • Half assistantship of $1,800 for 60 hours assigned work in a single semester

NOTE: typically a student may hold up to two GA per year.


  • All students accepted into the eligible programs are automatically considered
  • Graduate students enrolled in a thesis based MA, MSc, MFA, MMus or PhD program
  • Completed no more than 24 months (48 months for part time)/ 48 months in the respective masters or doctoral program
  • Must be registered in a graduate program at the time the assignment of duties are carried out.


  • No application is required. All eligible candidates are considered at the time of applcation to the graduate program

Departmental Review Committees are encouraged to include their recommendations for this funding in the review process of individuals' application for admissions


  • Renewal is contingent upon maintaining eligibility (academic merit) and satisfactory progress & standing in the graduate program as well as past work will be reviewed.