Financial Support

The Graduate Program in English makes every effort to offer competitive funding packages for all students who apply. The program also provides ways for you to access departmental and university funding when you are in the MA or PhD programs. At the University of Alberta, PhD students received a guarantee of funding for four years, and MA students (course-based or thesis-based) receive one guaranteed year of funding.

To secure additional funding, students can apply for external funds such as SSHRC while they are in-program. The Graduate Program provides workshops and other supports to help students win external funding. See the Funding for Incoming Students website page for details.