Financial support

Many awards and scholarships are available at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to help you in your Physics studies.

The great majority of undergraduate scholarships are listed in one place, but the main ones relating to Physics are described below.

Graduate

Funding policy for graduate students

Guaranteed minimum funding of $15,600 for Master’s students and $18,000 for PhD students!

Department of Physics scholarships

Hubert Reeves scholarship

Master’s level $3,000

Description

 :

The Hubert Reeves scholarship is intended to promote interest in astrophysics research. It is for students wishing to pursue graduate studies in this field, and acknowledges the motivation of the recipient in his or her research.

The scholarship was created by Hubert Reeves, an astrophysicist at the Centre national de recherche scientifique (France) and Adjunct Professor with the Department of Physics at the UdeM.

Deadline

 :

February

Selection criteria

 :
  • Be enrolled full-time in the Master's program in the Department of Physics at the Université de Montréal.
  • Show outstanding motivation in pursuing studies in astrophysics.

Application

 :

The application must include:

  • a covering letter explaining the candidate's interest and motivation in astrophysics research
  • a résumé
  • transcripts (undergraduate and Master's levels)

Information

 :

Marie-Annick Bonneau: (514) 343-6111, ext. 3182

End-of-studies scholarships

Master’s level $1000

Amount

 :

$1,000 for the submission of the thesis within a period of two years. This scholarship is awarded only if, following the first submission of the thesis, the jury recommends acceptance of the thesis, or requests only minor corrections.

Information

 :

Thierry Nakache : 514 343-6111, ext. 6670

Scholarships for excellence

Master’s level $10,000 / year

Description

 :

Funding of $8,000 will be added to these scholarships. In medical physics, the scholarship is over 2 years, with no increase.

These scholarships cannot be combined with other ''large'' scholarships (greater than $5,000).

Information

 :

Marie-Annick Bonneau: (514) 343-6111, poste 3182

Scholarship for accelerated passage from Master's to PhD

Master’s level $7,000 / year

Description

 :

$7,000/year, renewable once, for students who have finished a maximum of 3 semesters at the Master's level before starting their doctoral studies.

Information

 :

Marie-Annick Bonneau: (514) 343-6111, ext. 3182

Scholarships for excellence

PhD level $10,000 / year for 3 years

Amount

 :

$10,000 / year for 3 years plus additional funding of $10,000.
In medical physics: $10,000 / year for 3 years with no increase.
These scholarships cannot be combined with other ''large'' scholarships (greater than $5,000).

Information

 :

Thierry Nakache : 514 343-6111, ext. 6670

End-of-studies scholarships

PhD level $2000

Amount

 :

$2,000 upon submission of the dissertation, completed within 3 years, and acceptance of the dissertation by the jury.

Information

 :

Thierry Nakache : 514 343-6111, ext. 6670

Faculty of Arts and Science scholarships

Alma mater scholarships

Master's and PhD levels $5000

Description

 :

$5,000 scholarships for students with exceptional academic records and who accept an offer of admission to a Université de Montréal Faculty of Arts and Science graduate program.

Students do not need to apply. The departments and schools select candidates to be submitted for approval to the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Georges Baril scholarship

Graduate level $4000

Sector

 :

Sciences

Description

 :

Georges Baril scholarships are intended to encourage talented young students to pursue graduate studies in science.

Selection criteria

 :
  • Students must be newly admitted on a full-time basis to a graduate-level program at the Université de Montréal, in one of the following departments: chemistry, physics, biology, geography, mathematics and statistics, or computer science and operational research.
  • They must have a GPA of at least 3.7 out of 4.3 at the undergraduate level, or the equivalent.
  • They must have maintained an average above the group average for all courses combined.
  • Eligible candidates may have done their undergraduate studies at a university other than the Université de Montréal.

Deadline

 :

May 29, 2014

Dossier

 :

The application (1 original and 4 copies) must include:

  • A letter to the members of the jury in which the student explains why he or she wishes to pursue graduate studies in science (500 words maximum)
  • A description of the student's research project (500 words maximum)
  • A letter of recommendation from the thesis supervisor at the master's level or from a professor who taught the student at the undergraduate level.
  • Undergraduate transcripts (originals, if not from the Université de Montréal)

Scholarships from other organizations

Master's in Medical Physics scholarship

$17,000 / year

Description

 :

The Quebec department of health and social services (MSSS) offers a scholarship for a student enrolled in medical physics at the Université de Montréal.

Upon completing the program, the recipient agrees to practise in radio-oncology departments in Quebec hospitals for at least 2 years.

The recipient must be sponsored by a health institution that is responsible for paying the scholarship during the program and to offer the recipient a full-time position upon completion of studies.

The sponsoring health institutions are:

  • Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal
  • Centre hospitalier régional de Rimouski
  • Centre universitaire de santé de l'Estrie
  • Complexe hospitalier de la Sagamie
  • McGill University Health Centre

Selection criteria

 :
  • Quebec resident
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Information and application form

 :

Thierry Nakache : 514 343-6111, ext. 6670

With the exception of students enrolled in the Master's program in Medical Physics, students who have received a large scholarship, such as those from the NSERC or FQRNT, are eligible for a supplementary amount of $4,000.

Postdoctoral fellowships