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Graduate Financial Support

Tuition and Other Fees: The graduate fee structure can be found at the Faculty of Graduate Studies Tuition and Fees page.

Students admitted into the physics graduate program are automatically considered for financial support (no separate applications are required).

Graduate students in physics normally obtain financial support from several different sources during their studies at the University of Regina, which are used to cover tuition and living expenses. These may include teaching assistantships and fellowships awarded by the department on a semester by semester basis, and research assistantships paid from their supervisor's external research grants.

Our normally expected policy is that all full-time physics graduate students should receive no less than a specified minimum from all sources. Research supervisors may exceed this minimum support level, depending on the academic status of the student and the program year. The level of assistance may also be higher if the student holds an external scholarship.

We strive for our graduate students to become active research participants in the broader scientific community. Therefore, financial assistance is also normally provided by the supervisor's research grant and the university towards other expenses associated with the student's education, such as travel and tuition for topical summer schools, conferences and workshops, and consultations with international research collaborators.


Students may qualify for scholarships and/or fellowships. An extensive list of scholarships is available on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Scholarship page.


2011-12 Award Top-Up Rates

The University of Regina, Department of Physics and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research together offer an attractive top-up award package to attract recipients of NSERC PGS and CGS scholarships.

Please consult NSERC's site for information on eligibility criteria, the application procedure and scholarship value. Applications are handles through NSERC's online system. Also, please consult the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research page.



PGS-M holders (M.Sc.) will receive approximately:

NSERC Scholarship $17,300 (for one year)
Graduate Enhancement Award $5,000
Graduate Scholarship (special) $6,000 (after month 12)
Departmental Lab TA* (2 labs/year) 2x$2,300
Total: $26,900 (Year 1)

$10,800 (Year 2)
* requires Department Head and Supervisor approval

CSG-M recipients receive $200 more than PGS-M recipients, otherwise top-ups are identical.



PGS-D holders (Ph.D.) will receive approximately:

NSERC Scholarship $21,000 /(for two-three years)
Graduate Enhancement Award $5,000
Graduate Scholarship (special) $7,000 (after month 24 or 36)
Departmental Lab TA* (2 labs/year) 2x$2,400
Total: $30,800 (Year 1)
Total: $30,800 (Year 2)
Total: $30,800 (Year 3) (if granted)

$11,800 (Year 3 or 4)

* requires Department Head and Supervisor approval


CGS-D holders (Ph.D.) will receive approximately:

NSERC Scholarship $35,000 /(for two-three years)
Graduate Enhancement Award $5,000
Graduate Scholarship (special) $7,000 (after month 24 or 36)
Departmental Lab TA* (2 labs/year) 2x$2,400
Total: $44,800 (Year 1)
Total: $44,800 (Year 2)
Total: $44,800 (Year 3) (if granted)

$11,800 (Year 3 or 4)

* requires Department Head and Supervisor approval