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
- 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 Health Systems.
Credit Line Program
To find out about 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Amounts withdrawn must be repaid within 10 years.
General Inquiries: 1-800-959-8281
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.
- Travel grants are available to help defray the costs of attending or presenting at a research-related conference. $500 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.
- 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
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 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:
- Programme canadien de bourses de la Francophonie
- Canadian and International Scholarship Programs
- Paras Education Foundation
- International Education Finance Corporation
- 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
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.
Please consult the University of Ottawa Website for complete details about tuition fees.
Medical and Dental Fees
All students must have medical and dental coverage. Only students who have provided proof of insurance under another plan will be entitled to a refund of the premium charged to their account. To be exempted, please contact the Graduate Students' Association (GSAÉD) and provide proof of coverage.
The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is mandatory for all international students. For more information, click here.
Delinquent Financial Account
Tuition and incidental fees must be paid prior to the beginning of each session. Any outstanding fees (unpaid tuition fees, late library fees, etc.) will prevent a student from enroling for the next term, obtaining official documents such as transcripts, confirming enrolment, etc.
Books and Supplies
Approximately $1500 should be allocated towards the cost of books and other material.
Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships and awards, which are available throughout the year. Lists of available scholarships and their eligibility criteria appear on the following Web pages:
Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Recipients of an Admission Scholarship
For those who have been awarded an admission scholarship, note that it will be deposited into your student account once your enrolment is officially confirmed. It will appear in your Statement of Account (see your uoZone file) 24 hours after your online enrolment.
IMPORTANT: Admission scholarships worth $7500 per year for a maximum of two years (six sessions), cover most of the tuition fees. This amount is divided equally over three sessions and applied toward the tuition and incidental fees. Recipients are responsible for the payment of the balance.
The Telfer School of Management has a number of teaching, research, marker and proctor positions for full-time graduate students. See the Web page Positions for Students for further details. There may be opportunities for employment in other faculties or departments depending on your qualifications.
Caution: Full-time students are limited to a maximum of 10 hours per week of paid employment per session, on and off campus.