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Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's Program


The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master’s (CGS-M) program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.

Value and duration

$17,500 for 12 months, non-renewable.


Eligible students are required to submit their application via the Research Portal by 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2016.

Apply for admission to a graduate program at UOIT

Prospective students who are interested in holding their tri-agency scholarship at UOIT must apply for admission into a graduate program by Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Applicants are not eligible to receive or accept a CGS-M offer from a university where they are not enrolled or have not applied for admission to an eligible program of study.

Confirm your eligibility

Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to be considered for a tri-agency CGS-M scholarship.

The eligibility criteria and the evaluation process are available on the official tri-agency CGS-M website.

How to apply

Applicants must submit their application through the tri-agency portal (Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)) and identify up to five institutions where they would like their application to be considered. The scholarship is not portable.

Eligible students are required to submit their application via the Research Portal by 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2016.

Read the application instructions

The official harmonized tri-agency website has detailed instructions regarding the application process, including how to create a Common CV, completing your application in the portal, how to confirm your research falls under the correct tri-agency, the number of referees required, presentation standards of the free form documents, etc. It is your responsibility to ensure you read and follow the application instructions outlined on the CGS-M website.

Create an account within the tri-agency portal

First-time users must register for a new account within the harmonized tri-agency application Research Portal.

Create a Common CV account

To prepare a CV to upload into the tri-agency application during the e-submission process, you must have a Common CV account. If you have previously registered for a Common CV account, do not re-register. The Common CV will have a CGS-M template that will focus only on fields that are pertinent for graduate student level experience.


Students applying for the tri-agency CGS-M scholarship are required to upload their official post-secondary transcripts to their application in the online application portal.

Reference letters

  • You must contact two potential referees as soon as possible, but no later than three weeks prior to the application deadline.
  • Reference letters will be uploaded to the application electronically through the application portal; you will not be able to submit your application in the portal until the referee assessments have been completed and uploaded to your application.

Click here for a tutorial video with instructions for completing a reference assessment form.

UOIT's administrative and adjudication process

Applications will be reviewed by the Faculty Selection Committee, and then a university-wide ranking of the applications will take place.

Results will be released on April 1, 2017.