Graduate Scholarships & Awards

FGSR - Graduate Scholarship Base Fund (GSBF)

Description:

Holders of these awards are required to be admitted as a fully-qualified student in a Master's or Doctoral degree program at the University of Regina.  PhD students must have a minimum of a first class average (equivalent to a minimum of 80%) at their previous institution. Masters students must have a minimum of 75% coming into their Masters and must maintain 80% throughout their Master’s program.  University of Regina Graduate Fellowship (URGF) and University of Regina Graduate Awards (URGA) offers will only be given with an offer of admission to a thesis-based graduate program and including MFA’s.

Area(s) of Study: Unrestricted
Value: Variable - see below
Eligibility:

In Good Standing – Students must hold and maintain a minimum 80% average.  An incomplete and/or failing grade from a previous semester's work will render the student ineligible for support.

Post-Program Maintenance - Students who are, or will be, in post-program maintenance (ie. have not completed all formal credit hour degree requirements in the program and therefore register in GRST995AA, AB) are NOT eligibile for the funds.

Required -  GRST 800AA must be completed by 15th of February, or 15th of June, or 15th of October, in the semester they begin their program, in order to be eligible. 

Registered Full-Time - Recipients of tehe URGraduate Fellowships (URGF) and UR Graduate Awards (URGA) are required to be registered full-time in the semester in which the funding is to be recieved and, accordingly, are required to register in no fewer than 6 credit hours of course or thesis work pertaining to their program during the correspoinding semester when there are outstanding, unulilled requirements (i.e. thesis or course credit) in their programs.  For students having between 3 and 5 credit hours of unfulfilled requirements remaining, this remainder will determine the number of credit hours in which they are obliged to register to qualify for funding.

Part-time students may only be awarded UR Graduate Scholarships (URGS).

Program Changes - If a student wishes to change their route or program, the effected departments and faculty must agree on graduate funding.  Notification must be made to FGSR at the time of that change.

Holders of Major Awards (value of $17,500 or over) - Students who are holding major awards such as national scholarships, i.e. NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR or equivalent (including major internal awards) are NOT eligible for URGF funds.  However, they are eligible for URGA and URGS funds.

Other Awards - URGF students may only hold other funding up to a maximum of $5,000.  This includes but is not limited to internal University of Regina scholarships, foreign scholarships, FGSR funding and foreign government funding.

Exception: Students are allowed to apply for and hold travel awards. 

Government Funding – Students who hold government funding that is intended to finance their studies are NOT eligible for these funds.

Employment – Students may work up to 12 hours a week during the semester the award is held. URGS holders may exceed this limit.

   

 



Student Status: Both
Citizenship: n/a
Applications:

Each line faculty may determine the application and adjudication criteria against which they want to evaluate students, provided the students meet the minimum requirents, as described in the Terms of Reference listed above in Eligibility.  Please contact your faculty for further details.

RATES OF SUPPORT: 

Each line faculty may determine the number of awards and the amount of each award, subject to the total amount they are allocated from FGSR and the three (3) funding levels, outlined below:           

There are three funding levels.  Students may only hold one of the following awards:

1.     UR Graduate Fellowship (URGF) - Students may work up to 12 hours per week

       PhD URGF: A minimum of $20,000 per year for up to four years

       Master’s URGF: A minimum of $10,000 per year for up to two years

2.     UR Graduate Award (URGA) - Students may work up to 12 hours per week
         PhD URGA: A minimum of $10,000 per year for up to four years

       Master’s URGA: A minimum of $5,000 per year for up to two years

3.     UR Graduate Scholarship (URGS) – hours of work are at the discretion of the academic unit and the student

       URGS: At the academic unit’s discretion

Address:
Deadline: As determined by the Academic Unit--please check with your academic unit