The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships (UMGF) are merit-based awards that are open to students of any nationality who will be registered as full-time graduate students (Masters or PhD) at the University of Manitoba.

  • The scholarship is valued at $18,000 (PhD) and $14,000 (Master’s) for a 12-month period
  • Students are eligible to receive fellowships for the first 24 months of their Master’s program and the first 48 months of their PhD program
  • Students with a minimum GPA of 3.75 (above B+) in each of the last two years of study at a recognized university based on a Bachelor, Master’s Graduate Diploma or a Doctoral Degree
  • Students in all fields of graduate study with the exception of those in the College of Medicine and in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program are eligible to apply

Value

In the recent 2014-15 budget, the University allocated additional funds for graduate student support. This new allocation is being used to raise the value of the UMGF awards. The increase in value will be retroactive to May 1, 2014, and apply to students who hold an award (renewals) or have been offered an award.

The new values are applicable for a 12 month period, as follows:
PhD – $18,000
Master’s – $14,000

Eligibility Criteria

Academic standing: Students with a minimum GPA of 3.75 (above B+) in each of the last two years of study at a recognized university based on a Bachelor, Master’s Graduate Diploma or a Doctoral Degree.

Citizenship: All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are encouraged to apply to CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC scholarships, if there are eligible for funding from these research councils. Tricouncil eligible students who do not apply for a tricouncil award may be considered ineligible for a UMGF.

Fields of study: Students in all fields of graduate study (with the exception of those in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) are eligible to apply, provided their program is eligible for tri-council funding.

Years of graduate study: Students are eligible to receive the UMGF for the first 24 months of their Master’s program and the first 48 months of their PhD program. Total maximum UMGF support for any individual graduate student is 48 months.