All applicants are automatically considered by the Department for teaching and research assistantships; no separate application is necessary.  Awards are made on the basis of previous scholastic standing; financial need is not a consideration. Offers of funding will be sent to selected applicants by the end of March in the application year. Unfortunately, funding is limited and it is not possible to offer financial assistance to all applicants who are admitted. There is no guarantee of funding. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA to ensure continued funding.

A full-time assistantship requires that students work 12 hours per week. Full-time assistantships run from September to April. Provided funds are available, doctoral students who were funded during the previous September-April period may be provided funding for the first spring-summer period while studying for and writing comprehensive examinations.

International students who have accepted a teaching or research assistantship are required to submit to the Department a copy of their study permit* and SIN before payment of the assistantship can be authorized.

*Note - study permit must indicate student is able to work on campus.