All graduate students must pay tuition and receive a guaranteed stipend.

Lounge and eating area – Mars2 Research Tower


All students must pay tuition fees and are responsible for full and timely payments. Fees may change from year to year. Check the current tuition amounts on the Fees page.

Graduate Student Stipends

All graduate students in the Department of Biochemistry receive a guaranteed stipend, which is structured as a living allowance plus tuition and incidental fees. The stipend is reviewed on an annual basis in order to determine the living allowance. Check the current amounts on the Graduate Student Stipend page.

Awards & Scholarships

Students are encouraged to apply for all scholarships and awards for which they are eligible.

All graduate students are expected to apply for external scholarship support (e.g. OGS, CIHR, NSERC etc.) when eligible. A student who receives $15,000 or more as a major, competitive, external scholarship will receive a $4,000 merit bonus, which is added to his/her stipend for the duration of the award.  Awards eligible for the merit bonus must not be restricted to a limited group of students, such as those at a hospital-based research institute.

Students performing projects in one of 32 labs investigating protein biochemistry can apply for funding to the CIHR Training Program in Protein Folding.

Please see the Awards & Scholarships page for a detailed overview of various programs.