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Department of Mathematics & Statistics

MS 476, Math Sciences Building
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada
T. 403.220.6299
info@math.ucalgary.ca

Fees and Funding

Graduate Student Fees
Graduate Funding Opportunities (Teaching)
Graduate Funding Opportunities (Travel)
Departmental Graduate Awards and Scholarships
Awards and Scholarships Administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies


Graduate Student Fees

The Faculty of Graduate Studies administers all fees for MSc and PhD students within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

  • Information on fees, including amounts and deadlines

Admissions Confirmation Deposit. The University of Calgary requires a one time only admissions confirmation deposit of $500 for all course-based students. This deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to the tuition and fees for the first term in your program.


Graduate Funding Opportunities (Teaching)

Graduate Assistant Teaching (GAT)

As part of your offer of admission you may be awarded a Graduate Assistant Teaching (GAT) appointment to provide teaching and instructional service for courses offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The funding offer will not exceed two years for a MSc program and four years for a PhD program. Only full-time students are eligible for this funding.

  • The assigned responsibilities are 204 hours per term including preparation, student contact, marking, and exam invigilation.
  • Thesis-based MSc students are generally offered funding Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer terms for the first two years of their program.
  • Course-based MSc students are generally offered funding for Fall and Winter terms, and no funding in the Spring/Summer term, for the first two years of their program.
  • PhD students are generally offered funding for Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer terms for the first four years of their program.
  • Fall (September-December) and Winter (January-April) term GAT is $8381/term (2013/14 rates).
  • Spring/Summer (May to August) term funding is approximately $6,500. (A combination of teaching and research duties may be assigned).
  • Students are expected to maintain a satisfactory level of academic performance (minimum GPA of 3.00), as well as satisfactory performance in their duties as a Graduate Assistant Teacher in order to remain eligible for this funding.
  • See the current Graduate Assistantships Agreement for more detailed information.

Absences from Campus

Graduate students are expected to be on campus during the semester, including final exam period, while they receive GAT funding. They may apply for short leaves from campus to attend academic conferences or see to personal matters by filling in an  Application for Absence from Campus Form . Approvals from your supervisor, instructors for whom you are providing service as a Graduate Assistant, and the Graduate Director must be obtained in advance of the planned absence. If you are a Graduate Assistant you must arrange to have your teaching/grading duties covered by another qualified Graduate Assistant from the department, and the instructor of the course must be aware of and agree to these arrangements.

Teaching Resources

Departmental Teaching Opportunities

The Department offers a three-step instruction training program for graduate students on a competitive basis.


Graduate Funding Opportunities (Travel)

External and University Travel Funding Sources

There are numerous funding sources for students traveling to a conference or workshop. Such sources might include, but are not limited to:

  • The organizers of the workshop or conference that the student intends to participate in
  • The student’s supervisor and/or co-supervisor
  • The University of Calgary Graduate Student Association (GSA)
  • The Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Professional organizations (CMS, SSC, AMS, SIAM, AWM etc)
  • External funding agencies (PIMS, NSERC, AITF etc)

Departmental Travel Funding

The Mathematics & Statistics Graduate Directorate may also provide funds to support graduate student travel to conferences and workshops. Support in any given year is contingent upon the availability of funds in the graduate budget. Funds are limited; a typical amount is between $200 and $500.

Any student enrolled in a thesis-based graduate program (Master’s or PhD) in the Mathematics & Statistics Department is eligible, subject to the following provisions:

  • It is expected that the student actively participates in the event, i.e. gives a talk, presents a poster, participates in a panel discussion or problem session, etc.
  • Travel must have the endorsement of the supervisor.
  • Funding is contingent upon the student making every effort to secure funds from other sources, including those listed above. In particular, it is expected that the student’s supervisor (and/or co-supervisor) contributes toward the student’s travel expenses, should he or she hold research funding.

Students should consult with the Graduate Program Administrator in advance of the proposed travel and fill out the Application for Department Graduate Travel Award form below. In order to receive payment of the approved amount, they must provide receipts and disclose all other funding received.


Departmental Graduate Awards and Scholarships

General Resources

Scholarships and award applications are part of the graduate student professionalization process. As such, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics expects graduate students to apply for scholarships and awards for which they are eligible. The Department offers the following resources to assist in preparing a strong application:

Teaching Awards

The Department offers Graduate Assistant Teaching Excellence awards to its best TAs every fall and winter semester. These awards carry a modest token of financial appreciation and are given based on TA evaluation form scores, students' comments, and other supporting evidence of excellence in teaching.

Service Awards

The Department offers Graduate Assistant Service awards to its best TAs if funding permits. These awards carry a modest token of financial appreciation and are given to graduate students for their effort to come forward when extra help is need to regular teaching.

Eric Milner Scholarship and Prize

This scholarship and prize commemorate and honour the life of Eric Milner, a professor in the Mathematics and Statistics Department for many years, and his devotion to mathematics and to sharing his knowledge with others.

The scholarship and the prize are open to candidates who at the time of tenure will be registered as full-time Master's of Doctoral Students in a graduate theses program in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Calgary and whose thesis is related to some aspect of mathematics. The successful candidate should have demonstrated not only expertise in mathematics but also a capacity to share this expertise with others, interacting with faculty members and other graduate students.

The exact value of this scholarship is subject to change.

Henrietta Weyland Graduate Scholarship in Mathematics

This scholarship is open to students registered full-time in a doctoral program in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Selection will be based on academic excellence.


Awards and Scholarships Administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies

In addition to the scholarships and awards available through the Department, the Faculaty of Graduate Studies also administers a series of scholarships for which you might be eligible. Please consult the following links for more information:

More information on awards and award categories can be found under the following links: