Scholarships and Awards

Every year, the Molecular Biology programs offer near 50 scholarships to the students whose academic record is of high quality.

Molecular Biology Programs Scholarships

Excellence Awards (M.Sc. and PhD)

Eligibility
  • to be enrolled in the Molecular Biology programs from May 1st, 2021 to April 30rd, 2022 (M.Sc., Ph.D.),
  • For the students registered for more than a year: to have done his/her “Comité de parrainage” or his/her Thesis Committee; to have completed and submitted the annual evaluations ,
  • For M.Sc. excellence scholarships: Do not accumulate an amount greater than $ 15,000 in annual scholarship(s) from a recognized funding agency, or from ESPs or the Faculty of Medicine (excluding scholarships for additional tuition fees for international students). The director agrees to complete the cumulative amount of scholarships to a MINIMUM of $ 19,000 without exceeding $ 31,000, including the contribution of the research center, if applicable.
  • For Ph.D. excellence scholarships : Do not accumulate an amount greater than $ 17,000 in annual scholarship(s) from a recognized funding agency, or from ESPs or from the Faculty of Medicine (excluding scholarships for additional tuition fees for international students). The director agrees to complete the cumulative amount of scholarships to a MINIMUM of $ 21,000 without exceeding $ 31,000, including the contribution of the research center, if applicable.
Duration of scholarships

From 1 to 3 trimesters. Masters students can accumulate up to 3 trimesters of scholarships during their study program. Doctoral students can accumulate up to 6 trimesters of scholarship during their program.

Evaluation Criteria

Scholarships are awarded according to the excellence of the candidates. The following elements will be considered:

  • academic record: photocopied transcripts, “Comité de parrainage” report (for M.Sc. students registered for more than 6 months), thesis committee report, formative evaluation sheets (to be sent separately to the Programs Office, for students registered for more than 6 months),
  • Have a GPA> or = 3.6 / 4.3 or equivalent.
  • publications (articles, abstracts, etc.),
  • research project and studies progress report
Submission of applications

You have to submit:

  • a copy of the application form ( French form / English form)
  • a copy of your university transcripts
  • a copy of your last “comité de parrainage” or thesis committee

The full application package must be submitted to the head of your unit (or its representative, see application form) no later than Friday, October 15 at noon. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Funding Decision

The Graduate Studies Committee of the Molecular Biology programs will examine the applications, classify the candidates and award scholarships.

Information

Contact the Molecular Biology Programs Office: Lucie Yan Liu, 514-343-6111, extension 27508, biologie-moleculaire@meddir.umontreal.ca


Writing scholarship

Eligibility
  • Not have previously received writing scholarship by the Molecular Biology programs
  • The quality of the student’s academic record: transcripts, “Comité de parrainage” report, thesis committee annual report, formative evaluation sheets (to be sent separately to the Programs Office)
  • To be enrolled in writing status and plan to finish this writing before or by the end of the year covered by the scholarship (the director of the student must confirm the progress of work)
  • Do not accumulate scholarship(s) for more than $ 15,000 from a recognized funding agency (annual stipend).
Objective

To help deserving students, who have high academic records but experience financial difficulties, to complete their program.

Submission of applications

You have to submit:

  • a copy of the application form ( French form / English form)
  • a copy of your university transcripts
  • a copy of your last “comité de parrainage” or thesis committee

The full application package must be submitted to the head of your unit (see application form) no later than Friday, October 15 at noon. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Funding Decision

The Graduate Studies Committee of the Molecular Biology programs will examine the applications, classify the candidates and award scholarships.

Information

Contact the Molecular Biology Programs Office: Lucie Yan Liu, 514-343-6111, extension 27508, biologie-moleculaire@meddir.umontreal.ca

Other scholarships are available for students enrolled in the M.Sc. or PhD Molecular Biology programs. See below for a non-exhaustive list of scholarship opportunities:

Scholarships of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (ESP)

For more information about the different scholarships available, please consult the scholarship page of the ESP website.

Other scholarships