Graduate funding comes from a number of sources including external grant scholarships,faculty research grants, Nipissing University Graduate Scholarships, Research Fellowships, and Graduate Assistantships. The School of Graduate Studies will send letters of offer concerning internal funding for graduate students at the same time it sends out letters of admission. Funding may also be offered as it available.
Applicants receiving an offer of admission and/or funding are expected to review, be aware of, and comply with the information provided. By accepting the offer of admission and funding, applicants acknoledge:
- that they understand and will comply with the information outlined in the document, including but not limited to: the terms and conditions of admission; and terms, conditions and eligibility for funding; and
- that the information provided to the university is, to the best of their knowledge, accurate, true and compliant with university policy.
Validity of Offer of Admission and Funding
The offer of admission and funding expires after the response deadline. The acceptance is not valid without payment of the non-refundable deposit by the deadline date. After this date, the offer of admission and funding will no longer be valid. The offer of admission and funding will clearly outline the program of study, term of admission, full or part-time status, and funding.
For further information on all sources of funding please contact the Graduate Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuation of Funding
Continuation of funding from the University is dependent on maintaining good academic standing, high-quality research performance (where applicable) and availability of funds. Students who withdraw, change to part-time status, change programs, change research topics or supervisor, or fail to complete a term, may no longer be eligible for funding.
Funding for International Students
There are limited funding opportunities available for international students at Nipissing University. In order to obtain a study permit, international students must submit evidence of having enough funds to cover tuition and living expenses. Therefore, it is expected all international students attending Nipissing will be able to support themselves and any dependents during their studies.
International students in thesis-based programs may be eligible for an internal scholarship and/or assistantships, which are typically offered at the time of admission.
Payment of Graduate Awards and Funding
Assistantships, such as the GRA and GTA, are coordinated through the graduate program and the School of Graduate Studies and are paid to students on a term-by-term basis. Time sheets indicating the numbers of hours worked per week will be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies on the last day of each month.
Scholarships from the School of Graduate Studies are paid in three equal instalments (September, January, May) and are distributed by the School of Graduate Studies.
Fellowships from graduate faculty are paid in three equal instalments (September, January, May) and are distributed by the School of Graduate Studies.
Taxation of Awards and Funding
Employment, such as GTA and GRA, is taxable and will be subject to deductions at source for income tax purposes, such as EI and CPP.
Scholarships, fellowships and awards are not subject to source deductions for income tax, EI and CPP. This may not eliminate a student’s own tax obligations and students may wish to set aside funds to cover any possible tax requirements. The university recommends students retain all funding documentation records.
Tuition and Fees
By accepting an offer of admission, it is understood that the student has reviewed the information and agree to pay in full the tuition and fees applicable to the program and full-time or part-time status. Information on tuition and fees can be found on our website at www.nipissingu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/tuition-and-fees.